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Richard Ford Burley (they/he) is a writer of speculative fiction and poetry as well as Deputy Managing Editor of the journal Ledger. Their second novel, Displacement, was published in hardcover in February 2020 by Prospective Press and is now available in paperback.
Richard Ford Burley (they/he) is a writer of speculative fiction and poetry as well as Deputy Managing Editor of the journal Ledger. They’ve written two published novels, an assortment of stories, some academic essays on narrative creation in pop culture settings, and a doctoral thesis in English at Boston College. Their second novel, Displacement, was published in hardcover in February 2020 by Prospective Press and will be released in paperback later this year (2021). Raised in Markham, Ontario—and with stints in York, England and Boston, Massachusetts—they now reside in Lebanon, New Hampshire where they write, edit, and serve as a warm but uncomfortable piece of furniture for their cat.
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Prospective Press, 1 August 2017, 217pp., ISBN 1943419493
Mouse is a young adult contemporary fantasy novel starring an autistic protagonist, in which the main character, Mouse, is thrown into an ever-stranger world of old magic and secret societies, and potentially world-ending plots—all while trying to make friends at a new school and generally figure out his place in the world. For blurbs, links to reviews, and purchasing options, please see the Mouse page of this website.
Prospective Press, 11 February 2020, 328pp., ISBN 1943419957
Displacement is a queer teen science-fiction novel, which begins when the main character, Jamie Goldmark, falls ill with a mysterious sickness that transforms him into the exact likeness of his recently-passed twin sister. With the help of his sister Lizzie, his childhood friend Jack, and their new schoolmate Tina, they work to uncover the story behind his transformation, in the process finding themselves at the center of an arms race that spans universes. For blurbs, links to reviews, excerpts, and purchasing options, see the Displacement page of this website.