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Ride: Short Fiction About Bicycles

RIDE is:

(in story order)

 

  • SPOKE
    Stephen D. Rogers is the author of A Dictionary Of Made-Up Languages, co-author of A Miscellany Of Murder, and the award-winning writer of more than 700 shorter pieces. All of which pales in comparison to the times he had on his yellow Roadrunner with the split handlebars and the banana seat.

     
  • I’M BOB DEERMAN
    Paul Guyot is an award-winning television writer who turns to prose when he’s sick and tired of INT.’s and EXT.’s, which is happening more and more frequently. He climbs badly on a Trek Madone 6.5 in the Santa Monica mountains during the spring and over the hills of Missouri in the fall.

     
  • THE CYCLIST
    Simon Wood is an ex-racecar driver, a licensed pilot, an occasional private investigator and a mad keen road cyclist. He’s the Anthony Award winning author of a dozen books and his latest title is Did Not Finish, which heralds a new series set in the world of motorsport. Most of his plotlines are conjured up on century rides on his trusty Cannondale CAAD9.

     
  • THE HISTORY OF THE BI-CYCLE
    David A.V. Elver is a screenwriter, writer and amateur ichthyologist who lives with 97 parakeets in a great big city by the sea (no, not that one; the other one). He rides a 21-speed Specialized Allez Sport, which has as many years as it does gears. David is convinced that symmetry will give him a lock on the Planche des Belles Filles stage of next year’s Tour.

     
  • ANGEL LUST
    Christopher Ryan lives, writes and rides in the bicycle wonderland of Helsinki, Finland, where studded tires are a birthright.

     
  • MIDNIGHT IN BARCELONA
    Teresa Peipins spent many years in Barcelona though she recently returned to Western New York. Her second chapbook, A Remedy of Touch will be out this spring. Her bike is a Kalamar which is suggestive of a sea creature but it has brought her freedom and pleasure in equal measures.

     
  • BOB’S BIKE SHOP
    Kent Peterson lives a car-free life with his wife Christine in Issaquah, Washington. When he’s not riding his bike or working on bikes he’s probably reading, writing, posting on Twitter as @kentsbike or blogging about bikes.

     
  • NIGHT RIDE
    Keith Snyder detoured into indie film and parenthood, but he’s back to climbing his fifth novel. If you see a guy on an orange Trek or silver Xootr riding through slush in the Tri-State area when the weather’s too lousy for everybody else, it’s probably him.

     
  • RED DOT
    Barbara Jaye Wilson, artist, writer, author of the Agatha-nominated Brenda Midnight mystery series. The last time she rode a bike…well, that’s another story. Then again, maybe it isn’t.

 

  • And resident artist…
    The cover and interior art are by Taliah Lempert, whose paintings of well-worn and well-loved bicycles appear at bicyclepaintings.com.
RIDE coverComing in ebook and print
December, 2011
Just in time to give to someone who’s stuck indoors on their trainer