Honored thrice in the Rainbow Awards, Dusk Peterson writes fantasy, historical fantasy, and science fiction. Suspense plays an important role in many of the tales; the conflict in those tales is both external and internal. Peterson's stories are often placed in dark settings, such as prisons or wartime locations. The mood of the stories, however, is not one of unrelieved gloominess: friendship, heterosexual romance, gay love, and faithful service are recurring themes. Visit duskpeterson.com for e-books and free fiction.