The Author

Shedrick Pittman-Hassett

I have worked in libraries since 1996 and as a professional librarian since 2003.  In that capacity I have had several pieces published in professional journals, including Library Journal, Library Mosaics, the Journal of Access Services, and Public Libraries.

I contributed book reviews to Shroud Magazine Book Reviews from 2010 to 2012. 

I am also an avid gamer and have had two pieces published in the award-winning Knights of the Dinner Table magazine.

My story “Gift of the Magi” received third place in the annual “Spec the Halls” contest.

I received an “honorable mention” for my submission in the 2011, 3rd Quarter Writers of the Future contest.

I received third prize in the FenCon VII short story contest in September 2010 for my story “Gauntlet”.

I received third-prize recognition for my short story “Teo Torriatte” in the North Central Texas College Regional Short Story contest for 2008.

Serial Distractions began as a LiveJournal blog in July of 2007.

I currently live in North Texas in the lovely city of Denton (“The Home of Happiness“) with my lovely wife and the obligatory demon-spawn cats.  When not writing, gaming, or watching cheezy kung-fu flicks, I can sometimes be found in a pub (or the American equivalent) enjoying a fine brew.

Published Works

  • “Thirty Nine” (Short Story): Stupefying Stories (1.14 March 2015)
  • “Gauntlet” (Short Story): On Spec (#096 Spring 2014)
  • Westlake Soul” (Book Review) : Shroud Magazine Book Reviews (April 29, 2012)
  • At the End of the Road” (Book Review) : Shroud Magazine Book Reviews (April 15, 2012)
  • The Boy Who Shoots Crows” (Book Review) : Shroud Magazine Book Reviews (April 15, 2012)
  • The Dreamt and Deathless Obscene” (Book Review) : Shroud Magazine Book Reviews (March 24, 2012)
  • Blood War” (Book Review) : Shroud Magazine Book Reviews (October 12, 2011)
  • Blood and Other Cravings” (Book Review) : Shroud Magazine Book Reviews (September 2, 2011)
  • The Worst Thing” (Book Review) : Shroud Magazine Book Reviews (July 5, 2011)
  • Wretched Moments” (Book Review) : Shroud Magazine Book Reviews (June 16, 2011)
  • Willy” (Book Review) : Shroud Magazine Book Reviews (April 18, 2011)
  • Zombie, Ohio” (Book Review) : Shroud Magazine Book Reviews (April 3, 2011)
  • Three Seconds” (Book Review) : Shroud Magazine Book Reviews (March 5, 2011)
  • You Are Next and Next Time You See Me” (Book Review) : Shroud Magazine Book Reviews (November 23, 2010)
  • The Rain Wilds Chronicles: Dragon Keeper and Dragon Haven” (Book Review) : Shroud Magazine Book Reviews (October 21, 2010)
  • Lincoln’s Sword” (Book Review) : Shroud Magazine Book Reviews (September 12, 2010)
  • Frankenstein vs. the Creature from Blood Cove” (Book Review) : Shroud Magazine Book Reviews (July 13, 2010)
  • Encounter: Prox Peak” : Nevermet Press (August 25, 2009)
  • The Restorationists” : Nevermet Press (August 19, 2009)
  • “Teo Torriatte” : The April Perennial (Number 29, Spring 2009) [sample]
  • Various Reviews : Library Journal, Literature/Religion section (June 2007 – September 2008) [sample]
  • “DIY Game Master Screens” : Knights of the Dinner Table (No. 138, April 2008) [sample]
  • “It’s the Economy, Stupid” : Knights of the Dinner Table (No. 137, March 2008) [sample]
  • “Libraries and Google (Book Review)” : Journal of Access Services (v.4, No. 1/2 : 2006) [sample]
  • “Is the Degree Worth It? A Librarian’s Perspective” : Library Mosaics (March/April 2004) [sample]
  • “Web Site Awards as a Collection Tool for Librarians” : Public Libraries (May/June 2003) [sample]
  • “In a Word” : etymology column for City of Coppell employee newsletter (1998 – 2000)

Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Arts (English) : University of North Texas (1996)
  • Master of Library Science : Texas Woman’s University (2003)

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