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About Amy

Amy Winters-Voss, also known as Shyredfox, is the author of the urban fantasy series The Liminal Chronicles. She adores Japan and textile arts.   Other projects she's involved in include:
  • Running the vssCollab Twitter based flash fiction challenge and publishes the corresponding In Threads zine
  • Publishing the Kreative Kaiju zine. It takes a whimsical look at the monsters that keep creatives from being their best. If we can remove the fangs from something, we can conquer it.
  • Is active in the Game of Tomes (a house-based game for writers). She was an organizer for several years. Currently, she leads the graphics team, heads the Self Care Mafia (encouraging writers to take care of themselves while we all laugh at ourselves a little too), and is one of the Seneschals for House Meles.
  • Founded the Anvilite Streamers Corps (a writers, worldbuilders, artists, and TTRPGers Twitch streaming network for fans of World Anvil) and does writing coworking streams weekly.
  • Links for Books, Social Media & Contact

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    Stories are like air—we can not do without them.

    Stories from the world of Liminal Chronicles

    Rise: Click to learn more or purchase

    An ex-gangster. A mysterious old woman concealing her true identity. A mythological world of magic and danger hiding behind everyday life.   Risking his newfound freedom, Umeji Tatsuya hides the identity of a powerful kitsune fox spirit who offers to help him forge a mob-free future—starting with teaching him magic. Just when things are looking up, Date, a kitsune with a centuries-old grudge against his new mentor arrives in town, commanding vicious ogre-like oni and bringing destruction in her wake. Worse yet, the one person who could drag Umeji back into the mob shows up on his doorstep, under Date’s control.   Is Umeji the next victim in Date’s sights? Or is there more to this magical threat than he wants to believe...   Read the 4 chapter sample  
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    Guardian: Click to learn more or purchase

    “One hundred pieces of gold for every kitsune head laid at my feet!”   Umeji is convinced that his only path to redemption is to become the protector of Nonogawa. So, he requests training from the League of Guardians. But they're skeptical that he's left his yakuza past behind. Meanwhile, Ibaraki Douji is slaughtering kitsune and stealing the weapons scattered across Japan that will allow her to become Shogun. When the legendary sword Umeji carried is stolen, Umeji is blamed for the theft. He's done playing by the League's rules. With family and friends by his side and all of kitsune kind counting on him, Umeji vows to recover the sword and stop Ibaraki.   Will Umeji succeed and prove he has what it takes to join the League before it's too late?   Read the 4 chapter sample
    (Pre-order available!)  
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    The short story behind my popular bard article, Usami No Genmaru

      Usami, a shakuhachi flute player, strives to be a renown master. But he lacks one thing in his playing. While traveling to play for a once in a lifetime audience in Kyoto, he's accosted by a dangerous yokai.   Will he survive to complete his mission and gain the special edge for his music?   Read the Short Story

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    The short story behind the tanuki, Dr. Aya

      Everything goes wrong when Dr. Aya moves from Kyoto to Nonogawa. Worse, he sticks out like a sore thumb.   After he walks into the Banzai bar, the barkeep invites him on a hunt. Will the taste of wild game and making a first friend be the key to Dr. Aya fitting into the close-knit, closed community?   Read the Short Story

    Panels, Presentations, and Guest Posts

    Yakuza: Facts and Fallout
    presentation for Anime Central online May 22, 2021
    Fairytales/Folklore in Writing
    panel lead for WritersCONduit online June 26, 2021
    Mythology in Writing
    panelist for WritersCONduit online June 26, 2021
    Beta Readers
    panelist for WritersCONduit online June 27, 2021
    Panelist WritersCONduit June 2022
    Social Media Presence and Interaction
    Panelist for Writers Conduit with Melodyrelody June, 2022 (Twitch Highlight)
    Press/Media Kits for Books and Authors
    Panelist for Writers Conduit with Phantascene June, 2022 (Twitch Highlight)
    Guest on Plotting and Outlining Write In
    with Janet Forbes World Anvil, Oct 7, 2022
    Being Respectful When Writing About Others, Part 1
    at Writers in the Storm, April 12, 2023
    Being Respectful When Writing About Others, Part 2
    at Writers in the Storm, May 12, 2023
    The Case for Slowing Down and Self-Care
    at Writers in the Storm, July 31, 2023



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