Bio: S. Joan Popek is an award winning author who managed to chase an elusive Associates of Arts degree for five years until it finally gave up and let her catch it at ENMU-R. She is currently working toward her BA. (which is even harder to trap than the A.A.) She is a graduate of Writer's Digest Short Story and Novel School. Her work experience includes a fun-filled stint as a bartender. She has also been an instructor, counselor and administrator in Adult Basic Education, small business owner, publisher, author, editor, public speaking and is currently a part time instructor for Customized Training at ENMU-R. She was the Prose and poetry editor for FYI in 1994 and Senior editor for The Roswell Literary Review and Millennium Science Fiction & Fantasy Magazines for three years. Her other publishing accomplishments include the EPPIE 2000 award winning collection of short stories, THE ADMINISTRATOR, from The Fiction Works and the EPPIE 2002 Finalist, JUMP START YOUR WRITING CAREER WITH ELECTRONIC PUBLISHERS from Atlantic Bridge Publishing. She has over 200 fiction, nonfiction and poetry works in various magazines and is a member of EPIC, EPPRO, Ardeon, The Southwest Writers' Association and several associations for small press editors and publishers such as The Zine Guild and TerrorZines She is also active in several online writers' critique groups. She conducts writer's workshops at meetings and conventions. She has just completed a collection of short stories entitled, Fairy Tales With a Freudian Flair and is working on a mystery entitled, Hell's Hounds. Her short fiction has appeared in Eternity, THE EDGE, Exodus, Anotherealm, Chaotic Reflections, Pulp Eternity, The Special Editors' Edition of Goddess of the Bay, Futures, The Roswell Literary Review and Millennium Science Fiction & Fantasy, and others. One of her stories was featured In "The Best of Eternity, Volume 1". Her nonfiction credits include, Fiction Writer, Writer's Digest, Southern New Mexico Magazine, Southern New Mexico online Magazine, Writer's Hall, and The Candlelight Poetry Journal, and poetry in several national magazines including The Candlelight Poetry Journal, Feelings and Eclipsing. Many of her works have appeared in several small press anthologies and have won awards in the 1997 Best of the WEB contest by Predators & Editors, Eternity's Best of the Month contest, the 1998 Predators & Editors contest and the Alien Songs Contest/Anthology. in 1997. Her homepage is

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Sound the Ram's Horn
Sometime in the near future, a baby is born that defies all the known medical laws. Genetically, his doctors say he is "all wrong," because they have no medical terms for his condition. They maintain that he should not live, yet he does. He and a few others like him are born with DNA patterns that, according to medical knowledge, should not exist. Yet, they do exist and their unique powers seem super human--but are they? Joshua and the Golden Children begin an adventure into the realm of human c... more info>>
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