Felicity Shoulders was born in Portland, Oregon and raised on a steady diet of books, rich in speculative fiction. Until age 20 she planned to be a paleontologist, but then she devoted herself to writing. She still loves dinosaurs and geology and still lives in Portland. Her other interests include folk tales, history, and various (mostly geeky) sorts of pop culture. She blogs about all of this at Faerye.net.
Felicity writes science fiction and mythic fantasy, as well as naturalistic stories and other prose. She received a Master of Fine Arts in Writing from Pacific University in 2008. Her first published fiction appeared in Asimov's in 2008, and her stories continue to be published there regularly. Her fiction has also appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, CALYX Journal, and elsewhere. "Conditional Love," originally published in Asimov's, was a nominee for the 2010 Nebula Award for Short Story.
March 21, 2017
The anthology Haunted Futures, edited by Salomé Jones, will be released May 2, 2017. The book will feature fantasy and science fiction inspired by the title phrase, including my extremely-near-future novelette "You're Welcome". It is now available for pre-order at Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, and Barnes & Noble.
October 22, 2015
My novelette "You're Welcome" will appear in the Ghostwoods Books anthology Haunted Futures, edited by Salomé Jones, projected for mid-2016.
January 29, 2013
I'm reading an excerpt of my novelette "Small Towns" at SFWA Pacific Northwest Readings in Kirkland, WA and Portland, OR today and tomorrow, and I'm publishing the full text here for anyone who wants to read it. It's available as a web page or you can download the PDF or ePub file.