Susan DeFreitas


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Hot Season

“Earth-shatteringly good.”
—Read It Forward

” Hot Season is a knockout.”
—Michaela Carter, author of Further Out Than You Thought

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City of Weird

Set in Portland, Oregon, these thirty original stories blend imagination, literary writing, and pop culture into a cohesive weirdness that honors the city’s personality, its bookstores and bridges and solo volcano, as well as the tradition of sci-fi pulp magazines.

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Susan DeFreitas has never been able to choose between fantasy and reality, so she lives and writes in both. Born and raised in rural west Michigan, she spent fourteen years in the high country of Arizona before moving to Portland, Oregon, where she has lived since 2009. An author, editor, and educator, her work has been featured in over 30 magazines, journals, and anthologies. She enjoys mysterious books, strange weather, thinking machines, and sketchy characters.

She writes science fiction under SDeFreitas Timmons.

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Clyde and Carlin Timmons
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