Jody Lynn Nye is a writer of fantasy and science fiction books and short stories.

Since 1987 she has published over 45 books and more than 150 short stories, including epic fantasies, contemporary humorous fantasy, humorous military science fiction, and edited three anthologies. She collaborated with Anne McCaffrey on a number of books, including the New York Times bestseller, Crisis on Doona. She also wrote eight books with Robert Asprin, and continues both of Asprin's Myth-Adventures series and Dragons series. Her newest series is the Lord Thomas Kinago adventures, the most recent of which is Rhythm of the Imperium (Baen Books), a humorous military SF novel. She also runs the two-day intensive writers' workshop at DragonCon.

Her other recent books are Myth-Fits (Ace Books), Wishing on a Star (Arc Manor Press); an e-collection of cat stories, Cats Triumphant! (Event Horizon); Dragons Run (fourth in the Dragons series) and Launch Pad, an anthology of science fiction stories co-edited with Mike Brotherton (WordFire). She is also happy to announce the reissue of her Mythology series and Taylor's Ark series from WordFire Publishing. Jody runs the two-day intensive writers' workshop at DragonCon, and she and her husband, Bill Fawcett are the book reviewers for Galaxy's Edge Magazine.

Bill Fawcett & Associates has packaged over 350 books science fiction, fantasy, military, non-fiction, and licensed novels and series for major publishers. As an author Bill has written or co-authored over a dozen books plus close to one hundred articles and short stories. Bill has collaborated on several mystery novels including with Chelsea Quinn Yarbro including the Authorized Mycroft Holmes novels. As an anthologist Bill has edited or co-edited over 40 anthologies.

Daring by Jody Lynn Nye

Daring is a collection of fantasy and science fiction stories from New York Times bestselling author Jody Lynn Nye. Each story is a small world of its own, ranging from flat-out farce featuring self-rescuing princesses in "Don't Break the Chain," to the fears of young mutants being deported from Earth on a faulty spaceship, in "Rite of Passage," to "Mything in Dreamland," featuring Skeeve and Aahz from Robert Asprin's beloved Myth-Adventures. Teen readers will be able to see themselves in the young heroes who pull themselves out of hopeless situations again and again, through humor, drama and adventure.


I am honored that New York Times bestselling author Jody Lynn Nye assembled this collection of fantastic short stories to debut in this bundle. Ranging from a humorous vampire story to King Arthur on the battlefield to young princesses rescuing a prince, this collection features an entertaining group of young adult protagonists. – Allyson Longueira




From "The Stuff of Legends"

"I've done no harm! Put me down!"

Duffy paid no attention to the kender's protests. He'd been interrupted in the middle of hearing his favorite legend — just as they were getting to the battle. The pleasant rapture of imagination was broken, as thoroughly as if he'd had a bucket of water dashed in his face. At the very least, Duffy wanted the source of his discomfiture out and gone. One of the other patrons of the pub opened the door for them, and he carried the kicking kender out into the moonlit night.

"The road's that way," Duffy started to say. "The r—"

He swallowed and tried again.

"The r—"

"That's a dragon, isn't it?" the kender asked brightly, swinging from his right hand. "My, a well-grown specimen it is too. Its tail goes clear around the building and comes back again. I didn't know dragons slept like that, did you? Oof!"

Duffy dropped the gnome-creature on the ground and scrambled back into the pub.

"There's a dragon out there!" he bawled.