Author Profile: Claire O’Dell, #QueerInSpace day 13

Claire O’Dell (aka Beth Bernobich)


Queer sci-fi/spec fic works

The Janet Watson Chronicles
A Study in Honor (a Sherlock retelling with queer black ladies in a futuristic sci-fi society)
The Hound of Justice (the sequel coming out July 2019)

Other works

A Jewel Bright Sea (this might be queer, I believe it was only just announced so I’m not sure about anything other than it’s a fantasy adventure story coming out in 2019)

Works as Beth Bernobich

The Time Roads (braided stories in a steampunk world)

The Ghost Dragon’s Daughter (a short story that blends magic and math)

A Handful of Pearls & Other Stories (short stories in a range of genres)

Fox and Phoenix (a YA fantasy adventure)

River of Souls series (a fantasy romance)
Passion Play
Queen’s Hunt


Bio (Stolen from her website)

Beth Bernobich is the author of dozens of short stories and a number of SF/F novels, including the epic fantasy series River of Souls, the alternate history novel, The Time Roads, and writing as Claire O’Dell, the SF mystery series, The Janet Watson Chronicles. Her first novel, Passion Play, won the 2010 RT Reviewer’s Choice Award for Best Epic Fantasy and was long-listed for the James Tiptree award. Her short story collection, A Handful of Pearls & Other Stories, was a finalist for Best Indie Fantasy/Paranormal, 2011 RT Reviewer’s Choice Award.

Beth has an undergraduate degree in German, including a year abroad at Heidelberg Universität. In addition to her fiction, she has a thirty-plus year career in software development, with projects ranging from applied cryptography to custom web applications. She currently lives in Connecticut with her family and two idiosyncratic cats.


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Where to find her on social media



Author: SeeOwlRead

They/She. I’m a queer reviewer and librarian.

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