This is a collection of eight short stories that can best be called suburban fantasy. They span the country from New York to San Francisco, but there's magic of one sort or another everywhere.
The stories in this collection are: Tell Me a Story; Golden Vanity; Connecticat (with Raul S. Reyes); Blood Calls to Blood; Ice Princess; Weather Witch; Things That Go Grump in the Night; and A Prince Among Frogs. The last three have overlapping characters and form sort of a casual mini-series.
These stories were originally published between 1983 and 1996 in various anthologies and magazines, edited by Marion Zimmer Bradley, Esther M. Friesner, Martin H. Greenberg, Andre Norton, and Jane Yolen.
Elisabeth Waters sold her first short story in 1980 to Marion Zimmer Bradley for THE KEEPER'S PRICE, the first of the Darkover anthologies. She then went on to sell dozens of short stories to a variety of anthologies. Her first novel, a fantasy called CHANGING FATE, was awarded the 1989 Gryphon Award. She is now working on a sequel to it, in addition to her short-story writing and anthology editing.
She has also worked as a supernumerary with the San Francisco Opera, where she appeared in La Gioconda, Manon Lescaut, Madama Butterfly, Khovanshchina, Das Rheingold, Werther, and Idomeneo.