Sixteen-year-old Einar goes to Myrtledale and into a whirlwind of tournaments, assassins, and Barbara Bloodbath’s plan for a new ice cream parlor. The tournaments and bake-off contest may end in civil war before any winners are declared.
Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam lives in Texas with her partner and two literarily-named cats: Gimli and Don Quixote. Her fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in magazines such as Clarkesworld, Lightspeed, Strange Horizons, and Interzone. She holds an MFA in