Fae Child – COMING DEC 15, 2020
Selected by the Rite of Passage Syndicate on Inkshares in Sept ’16, Break the Bechdel (with strong female characters) Syndicate and the Staff Syndicate on Inkshares in Dec ’16, the Fantasy Syndicate and Write Out Loud Syndicate on Inkshares in Feb ’17
SYNOPSIS: Abbie, an eight year old girl, wanders through the woods behind her Oregon home, a forest she’s explored many times over the last year, and discovers a quiet pool of water that she’s never seen before. It’s a hot summer day, so she wades out into it… only to discover she’s not alone. A boy is staring at her, a boy with wild hair and green clothes, and he is on the other side of the water. Mesmerized, Abbie reaches down into his reflection and he grabs her hand and yanks her underwater.
When she emerges on the other side of the pool, she has become an unwelcome visitor in the Faerie kingdom, a world she scarcely understands, with only the boy Foster to guide her. And in her place, a strange changeling child has been created to live with her parents, one that looks and acts almost exactly like her. Almost.
In the courts of the Fae, a truce has long been in place between Winter and Summer. What havoc might a human child wreak in the careful machinations of beings older than time? To what lengths will Abbie’s father, who has secrets of his own, go to get her back?
FAE CHILD is a part of Inkshares’ Quill Collection, launching December 15, 2020. Preorder today!
It is a dark and stormy night…and Paul and Anne Sanders have a problem. A sinister Presence has been haunting their home, and Anne in particular. At least, that’s what she claims. To appease his wife, Paul hires a medium to bless the house. It’s all ridiculous anyway, right? One thing is for sure: nothing is quite as it seems.
Includes “The Cleansing” by Jane-Holly Meissner
DECEPTION. We’ve all dealt with it. Whether it’s deception of self, others, or being victimized by someone else’s lies, these are all themes that are familiar to the independent writers of the Writing Bloc Cooperative. In the second collection of short stories presented by Writing Bloc Publishing, twenty-four up-and-coming authors illustrate the many facets of DECEPTION.
These mind-bending tales run the gamut from science fiction and fantasy to historical and literary fiction. In this deep look into the myriad ways we can deceive and be deceived, the authors examine how deception can affect our lives, and the lives of those around us, for good or ill.
Featuring stories from: Jane-Holly Meissner, Jason Pomerance, Ferd Crotte, Phil Rood, Deborah Munro, Brittney Cassity, Michael Welch, Gino Finocchiaro, Susan Hamilton, Christopher Edwards, Nicolina Torres, S.E. Soldwedel, Michael Haase, Evan Graham, Jaye Milius, Becca Spence Dobias, Alexandra Welch, Richard Allen, David Lee, Estelle Wardrip, Patrick Edwards, Mike Donald, Kelsey Barthel, and Grace Marshall
Not On My Watch (Georgie Hall, PI #1)
Private investigator Georgina Hall gets more than she bargains for while on a stakeout. A short science fiction story. Written for the 2017 48 hr Flash Fiction challenge through Sci-Fi-London.
[dis]illusioned (Georgie Hall, PI #2)
Private detective Georgina Hall is washed up, and washed out, when a mysterious woman in red visits her office, asking for help finding a missing person. When connections appear between this new case and a cold one from her days with the police, Georgie can’t help but get in over her head. A short story.
The Furious Host (Fae Child #2) – drafting
Eight years after the events of “Fae Child,” Abbie Brown’s parents have disappeared. With only a few clues to go on, 16 year old Abbie reenters the Otherworld to find them. Encountering old allies and making new ones, will Abbie find her parents before powers older than she can imagine break both worlds?