Author Anne Marie Lutz

Bards and Sages Reader’s Choice Awards

Bards and Sages Quarterly has opened voting for their annual Reader’s Choice awards, choosing a reader favorite from each issue. Bards and Sages publishes high-quality short speculative fiction stories.

My story, “The Stories on their Faces”, is one of 20 stories eligible for the April 2018 issue. If you’ve read the stories, please consider casting a vote! One ballot per person, which means you’ll have to be signed in to a Google account to vote. (Bards and Sages is not collecting any info except for assuring that there is only one vote per login.)

You can also vote for stories in the other 2018 issues. Here’s a link to the Amazon page for the Kindle edition.



Guest Interview

I’m delighted to be a guest this week on Lorna Suzuki’s blog, “All Kinds of Writing”. Lorna asked some interesting questions about my writing process and about the two Color Mage novels. Check out the interview here! 

The 38th Annual Yellow Springs Book Fair!

I’ll be at the Yellow Springs Book Fair on Saturday, August 18, signing my fantasy novels. I’ll also have the “For the Road” anthology, as well as recent editions of Gathering Storm Magazine and Bards and Sages Quarterly.

There will be tables of used books from area dealers, and there might be other local authors as well. The book fair is held outside at Mills Lawn Elementary School, and it’s free.

Yellow Springs is a cool town, always nice to visit. If you’re there, check out the local shops and particularly the area used booksellers!


Y-Bridge Arts Festival

The Ohio Writers’ Association will have a table at the upcoming Y-Bridge Arts Festival in Zanesville, Ohio on August 3 and 4. I’ll be signing my novels at 5 pm on Saturday, but stop by anytime to support local authors! There will be several authors signing during the festival — 5 pm to 9 pm on Friday, and 1 pm to close on Saturday.

Here’s a link to Ohio Writers’ event page, listing the authors who will be signing.

Here’s a link to the main event page. There will be more than 75 artists and craftspeople there, music and food trucks, and a beer tent. Looks like fun!



Queen Anne’s Lace

Queen Anne’s Lace, Battelle Darby Metro Park, July 2018

Fellows Riverside Gardens

Fellows Riverside Gardens in Youngstown, Ohio is part of the sprawling Mill Creek Park. Elizabeth Fellows donated the land and money for a free public garden which was first planted in 1963. I stopped by the other day (after four hours in the car 😩) and enjoyed the beauty and tranquility of a garden in spring.


Beautiful foxglove



View across the water from the gardens.

Federal Frenzy 2018

A change of plans for me — I won’t be attending Federal Frenzy on Saturday because I’m sick. Bad timing — I was really looking forward to it! Anyway, if you’re in the Youngstown area please stop in and enjoy the music and arts. Maybe I’ll catch it next year. 

This is something new for me, and it sounds like fun. On the afternoon of April 21, I’ll be one of the vendors at Federal Frenzy in Youngstown. Federal Frenzy (held on Federal Street) is a music and arts festival, presented by YSU Penguin Productions, Youngstown State University and the City of Youngstown.

The event includes live musical performances, art, and vendors. I’ll have my books there, including the new issue of Gathering Storm Magazine which includes my short story “City of the Dead”.

For more information, check out Federal Frenzy’s Facebook page.


“The Stories on their Faces”



My short story, “The Stories on their Faces”, has been published in the April 2018 issue of Bards and Sages Quarterly.

In this story Malla, an older woman who is leader of her people, tries to save them by breaking one of their oldest customs — a tradition that is an integral part of who her people are. The story is about her leadership, and the consequences she must face as she tries to protect them from a frightening future.

Here is a link to Bards and Sages Quarterly on Amazon. 

GET LIT! Cincinnati 2018

GET LIT! Cincinnati is a free event founded by publisher Post Mortem Press. Local authors and small-press publishers will be at the Urban Artifact Sanctuary on Saturday, April 7 from noon to 6 pm to talk about writing and reading.

Here’s a link to the GET LIT! Cincinnati website with info on location and a list of attending authors, publishers and artists. If you’re in the area and if you love books and writing, stop by!


“City of the Dead”

Gathering Storm Magazine, March 2018

Exciting news! My short story “City of the Dead” will appear in the upcoming issue of Gathering Storm Magazine, along with work from other authors, poets and artists. The print issue will be available from Amazon soon.