Improbability is in the Details

Abra Staffin-Wiebe's Journal

Abra SW
3 June
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Macalester College - St. Paul MN
Woodstock - Mussoorie Uttar Pradesh IN (1996 - 1997)
Interests: (73)
abandoned treasure, alley windows, bat-wrangling, becoming rich and famous, being published, biology, blue snow, books, boots, carnivals, cats, chiaroscuro, climbing trees, clockwork automata, cloves, contortionists, critters, csa, dark alleys, detritus, dreams, dried roses, eavesdropping, ecofreaks, eggrolls, fantasy, fighting, food, fulani, fuzzy things, german country-style sausage, hallucinations, hong-kong action films, hwa rang do, hypermnesia, icicles, identity, industrial music, labyrinths, light in dark places, literary agents, magic realism, martial arts, memory, movie theatres, neurochemistry, old buildings, parmesan, peeling paint, photography, recipes, redhots, robots, rooftops, ruby, science fiction, shadows, shiny things, steampunk, strangers, t'chad, the apocalypse, the circus, the crystal palace exhibition, the old west, trenchcoats, victorian england, water wars, wine, words, writing, your fire escape ladder, zoetropes
I grew up in Africa, India...and Kansas. Then I married a mad scientist and moved to Minneapolis, where I fold time and space to be a full-time fiction writer, part-time freelance photographer, part-time work-from-home employee, and full-time mother to my infant son. I blog intermittently at, and I can probably be found on whichever social media platform you prefer.

I've had short stories accepted by publications including Jim Baen's Universe and I specialize in dark science fiction, cheerful horror, and modern fairy tales. You can discover my fiction at my website,

My latest project is an online post-apocalyptic steampunk serial story about a circus traveling through the collapse of civilization, which can be found at

I also manage Aswiebe's Market List, a downloadable, sortable list of paying science fiction, fantasy, and horror markets.

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I compile Aswiebe's Market List, a resource for science fiction, fantasy, and horror writing markets.