I am Julia S. Mandala,
fantasy and science fiction author, occasional editor, reformed lawyer, belly dancer,
scuba diver, amateur photographer, cover model and cover artist (okay,
for my own books, but still. . . ), and Apocalyptic Redhead.
I live in Plano, Texas, a suburb of Dallas, with my husband
Larry (an unrepentant attorney) and two cats, Apollo and Athena.
Check out my 2013 convention schedule!
New for 2013 - The original Four Redheads of the Apocalypse chapbook has been re-released in perfect bound format, with a new color cover! Available from Yard Dog Press.
I will be the keynote speaker at WordFest,
April 19-20 in McPherson, KS. The topic is "Writing on the Side."
My friend Glenn Sixbury will be teaching a writing workshop on
Friday, the 19th. Hope to see you there!
The latest Four Redheads of the Apocalypse novel, Redheads in Love, by myself, Linda L. Donahue, Dusty Rainbolt and Rhonda Eudaly, is now available from Yard Dog Press: The
Four Redheads discover a new even finer level of fine print in the
contract that stuck them with being the Four Horsewomen of the
Apocalypse. If they can find husbands acceptable to God AND
Satan, their new spouses will take over as Horsemen and the Redheads
will be free to pursue more important interests--like shopping.
Also available is The Anthology From Hell: Humorous Tales from WAY Down Under, which I edited over seven years ago, and which has finally found a happy home with Yard Dog Press. It features stories from Mike
Resnick, Spider Robinson, Lawrence Watt Evans, Robert Sheckley, Esther
Friesner, Selina Rosen, John Moore and many others. And with
awesome cover art by eight-time Hugo Award winner Brad Foster! Check out the Table of Contents. The Anthology is now available in ebook formats at Amazon Kindle and Smashwords.
Redheads in Love (Now available from Yard Dog Press)
The Anthology From Hell: Humorous Tales From WAY Down Under
(Now available from Yard Dog Press)
The Four Redheads of the Apocalypse have been talking to the press! Click here to see the interviews on Tracy Morris's blog. Also click here to listen to Tracy's podcast, where each of the four authors of Redheads in Love read an excerpt from the new novel. Thank you, Tracy!!!!
The Four Redheads of the Apocalypse and The Four Redheads: Apocalypse Now! are available as ebooks at Baenebooks.com. You can buy them individually or as part of a bundle, along with Tracy Morris's books Tranquility and Bride of Tranquility.
My story "Soccer Mom Smackdown" is available in Fangs for the Mammaries, edited by Esther Friesner (Baen Books) in most ebook formats at Baenebooks.com. Learn the Battle Hamster Fight Song!
The Four Redheads: Apocalypse Now! is available at Yard Dog Press.
Double Dog #5, containing my novel House of Doors, and Linda L. Donahue's Jaguar Moon, is now available for $14.00 plus shipping at Yard Dog Press!
My story "Valley Witch" appears in Witch Way to the Mall, edited by Esther Friesner (Baen Books), which is available in most ebook formats at Baenebooks.com.
My story "Godziller vs. the Fifty Foot Sumo Yumbie" appears in A Bubba in Time Saves None, edited by Selina Rosen, now available from Yard Dog Press.
Acknowledgments and Thanks
Read a free sample of my work or check out my newly revised Revision Checklist.