Dec. 17th, 2016

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Anke recently returned to fiction writing after a long time away, and now her story “Eighty-Eight” is online in the debut issue of Unnerving. (By the way, the link to Unnerving doesn't always seem to work. I can never find it during weekends from my laptop, but I can access it on weekdays from my computer at work.)

Over the years, mainly during the late 1980s and 1990s, more than 80 of Anke’s stories were published in such magazines as Cemetery Dance, Woman’s World, Grue, Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, Palace Corbie, and Haunts, and in the collection Women of the West.

Her Gothic novel, A Haven in Winter, was published in 1991 by Berkley/Jove. You’ll notice that her name appears on the cover as “Anne” rather than “Anke” Kriske. That was because the editors wanted to be sure that readers knew the author was a woman, because Gothics by men don’t sell as well. I suspect it was also because they were worried their publicity people would screw up her real name.

Those familiar with our family life know why Anke’s fiction career was on hold for so long, so there’s no need to go into detail here. During the time away, she has worked as a writing instructor and an autism advocate, in addition to taking care of our autistic son.


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