THE STEVE RASNIC TEM & MELANIE TEM

COLLECTION AT TEXAS A&M

           

So what’s happening here? This month I removed all the contributor’s copies from my and Melanie’s lawyer’s bookcases; emptied the manuscripts, correspondence, contracts and notes from our filing cabinets; removed over half the awards from our trophy case, boxed it all up, and shipped it to Texas A&M’s Cushing Library where it will become The Steve Rasnic Tem and Melanie Tem Collection (over 1000 items), part of their Fantasy & Science Fiction Research Archives (along with similar collections from Michael Moorcock, Howard Waldrop, Andre Norton, Lisa Tuttle, George RR Martin, etc and our old friend Ed Bryant). I even threw in my runs of Ghosts & Scholars and All Hallows. There our archives will be available to scholars for years to come. Thanks to curator Jeremy Brett for making all this possible.

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THIS CHILD IS MINE
What It Means To Adopt a Child

A few of you may know that for many years my late wife Melanie was a social worker specializing in adoptions. She wrote and spoke passionately about the subject. At last these writings have been gathered into an e-book–THIS CHILD IS MINE: What It Means to Adopt a Child. “Essential reading for those currently adopting a child, thinking about adopting a child, or simply interested in the subjects of adoption and parenting older children, this concise handbook provides a unique perspective on the difficult and wonderful adventure of parenting older children.”

She offers a way of looking at the adoption and parenting processes that is both simple and radically different from the norm. Central to her writings is the act of claiming, the process by which a parent says, once and for all, “This is my child.”

(Writers will be particularly interested in the chapter on power and developmental stages and their effects on behavior.)

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About Steve

STEVE RASNIC TEM's short fiction has been compared to the work of Franz Kafka, Dino Buzzati, Ray Bradbury, and Raymond Carver, but to quote Joe R. Lansdale: "Steve Rasnic Tem is a school of writing unto himself." His 400 plus published stories, twelve collections, and seven novels have garnered him the British Fantasy Award, the World Fantasy Award, two International Horror Guild Awards, and four Bram Stoker Awards.

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