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Wednesday’s Verse—The Nemesis Fey
This week’s verse shifts away from the undead to another staple of
urban fantasy—the fey. It is taken from Another 365 Days of Poetry, a
collection of mixed-genre poetry to be released later in the year, once both
collection and cover are complete.
You can find the first two poetry
collections at the links below - although there are plans to reissue them with
more genre-appropriate covers in the future. The third collection will be
released later in the year.
I’ve been sitting on this announcement
for a while, now, but have been told it’s okay to share: I’m writing a series
for the Age of Magic! Set in a world well on the way to recovering
from a global disaster of apocalyptic proportions, these stories follow one woman’s
journey to harness her own unexpected magical abilities, and save her homeland
from the ever-growing threat of raiders. Along the way, she joins forces with a
shadow mage and a large, wild cat, and accidentally adopts two children. With
magic rising in the catacombs and caverns, and the raiders coming in greater
numbers, Marsh’s world is changing—and maybe not for the better. Her challenge
is to meet the change and raise the stakes to beat it. Three books into the writing, and I’m
almost excited. Working with Marsh is a challenge, given she’s as strong-willed
as I am, and has some pretty definite ideas on where she wants to go. Every
day, when I finish the writing part of the day it’s “Wait! You can’t…” and then
add in what…