About K. Stoddard Hayes

I grew up with writers and books. My mother is noted equestrian author Gincy Self Bucklin, herself the daughter of the late Margaret Cabell Self, who published over 50 books, mostly on horses and riding. I started critiquing and proofreading for my grandmother when I was 11, and gave her my first novel to review when I was 16. It was terrible, and she told me so! I’ve been doing informal editing ever since, both on my own work and on the work of friends in writing workshops and critique groups.

I began editing at a professional level when Jeanne Cavelos, Director of the Odyssey Writing Workshop, asked me to review the drafts of her Babylon 5 tie-in novels for story and in-universe issues (I’m in the acknowledgements of all three; thanks, Jeanne!). I am also a first reader for Gincy Self Bucklin’s books, and her go-to person whenever she needs troubleshooting for an article.

Currently, I am a Project Editor at Cliffhanger Books and a developmental editor and copy editor at Impossible Dreams Publishing, as well as a freelance editor for professional and semi-professional writers in need of a keen editorial eye, and complete dedication to helping them bring out their own vision.

Current Projects:

Paramourtal 2, edited by Kevin Hosey and yours truly; Cliffhanger Books, Fall 2012. Our second collection of paranormal romances has lots to offer for romance fans and anyone who loves an exciting fantasy adventure.

Impossible Dreams Publishing. I’m editing several books in development here, including Ice Age AmericaCanlandia, and Lavender Blue and the Faeries of Galtee Wood.

Publishing Highlights:

Gods of Justice, edited by Kevin Hosey and yours truly; Cliffhanger Books, 2011. An anthology of unique original superhero stories, and the first appearance of my SF Western world, New Colorado.

Paramourtal, edited by Kevin Hosey & Evelyn Welle; Cliffhanger Books 2010. An anthology of paranormal romance stories, including my contribution, The Fisherman’s Wife.

women-in-sf-and-f-cover1Women in Science Fiction and Fantasy., edited by Robin Anne Reid, Greenwood Press, 2009. 1 encyclopedia article.

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy, edited by Gary Westfahl, Greenwood Press, 2005. Encyclopedia articles on 5 major genre TV series. Try summing up Buffy or Farscape in 800 words, or less.  I dare you!

xena-cover2Xena: Warrior Princess, The Complete Illustrated Companion. Titan, 2003. An officially licensed book, fun to write.

I have also published hundreds of print articles, interviews and essays about science fiction and fantasy television and movies, including The Lord of the Rings, Star Trek, Stargate, Buffy, Farscape, Heroes, and more. You can look for the latest in upcoming issues of Star Trek Magazine.