Short Convention Biographies

These biographies are for the use of convention planners who wish to include a small biography and picture in their program brochures. Either of the following biographies may be used without consultation.

Biography 01

Bud Sparhawk has published one mass market paperback novel:VIXEN (Cosmos, ISBN 978-08439-5945-1, 2008)  and two print collections: SAM BOONE: FRONT TO BACK (Foxacre Press, 2001) and DANCING WITH DRAGONS (Wildside Press, 2008). He has three e-Novels available through Amazon and other channels.  His novel DISTANT SEAS will be coming from Fantastic Books in April 2015 as trade paperback and eBook.

Bud has been a three-time novella finalist for the Nebula award: PRIMROSE AND THORN (Analog, May 1996), MAGIC’S PRICE (Analog, March 2001), and CLAYS’S PRIDE (Analog, July/August 2004).  His work has appeared in two Year’s Best anthologies: YEAR’S BEST SF #11 (EOS, ISBN-13:978-0-06-087341-7l, David Harwell-Editor) and The Years Best Science Fiction, Fourteenth Annual Collection, (St Martins Press, Garner Dozois – Editor.)

Bud’s short stories have appeared frequently in Analog Fact/Fiction, less so in Asimov’s, as well as in four Defending the Future and other anthologies, publications and audio books. He has put out several collections of his published works in ebook format.  A complete complete bibliography can be found at:

He resides in Annapolis Maryland with his wife of fifty-five years and writes a weekly blog on the pain of writing at

Biography 02

Bud Sparhawk is a hard science fiction short story writer who started writing in 1975 with three sales to ANALOG. Since returning to writing his works have appeared in ANALOG, Asimovs, several anthologies as well as in other print media and on-line magazines both in the United States and Europe. He has two short story collections and one novel. He has been a three-time Nebula finalist. He lives in Annapolis, Maryland and is a frequent sailor on the Chesapeake Bay. A complete biography, lists of stories, copies of articles, and other material can be found at his web site: