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Tuesday, December 22, 2020

The Magic in Fire Anthology + giveaway

When did you first consider yourself a writer? 

Adryanna - Probably in eighth grade when I began my habit of writing stories in class. I think I knew then that I wanted to do the thing—though it took me many more years to actually do the thing.

Amanda - As soon as I put that pen to paper. I had an idea swimming around in my head and it was doing loops. I thought, if I wrote it down then perhaps the loop would stop. That didn’t happen but instead, the story expanded and now I have a decade of writing done.

Brandon - I finished my first novel when I was fourteen or fifteen. By sixteen, I submitted it to a literary agency and won their 2010 Book-Length Award for $2500. Which they proceeded to deduct and put toward their editing fee. Neophyte that I was, I considered this the start of a writing career before checking the reviews on the people I was working with. I finished the following two editions of that story, grew up, scrapped all three books, and wound up waiting several years before the next inspiration hit me.

Brittany - When I held the first copy of my co-written novel. I was also pretty stoked when I received my first contract as a freelance ghostwriter.

Debi - I was eight years old when I showed my mom a “book” I had written and illustrated. I was nineteen when I submitted a piece to my college’s publication, and it was accepted and released in their yearly book “Fountains.” They held a book signing, and I got to sit in the common area and sign copies of the book I had helped create. THAT was the moment I truly felt like a writer.

Ilona - I wrote my first poem at age eight, and always thought I would do more. However, I never seemed to apply the words ‘writer’, ‘author’ or ‘poet’ to myself. I never been one for labels, maybe that’s why.

Jay - It was after I’d written The Full Life of a Robot but had decided to write more. I had heard of lots of people who never wrote a book, or wrote one and were done, so when I had gotten one out of my system and found my creative side no less quiet, I knew it was on.

Kieran - I wrote my first novel at fifteen, so that sealed the deal for me. Please don’t ask to read it though, it was terrible.

Laura - When I finished my first novel at fourteen. I felt like I had done something amazing and have been chasing that feeling as a writer ever since. Getting published last year only helped to seal the deal for me on never giving up on writing.

Serena - I think I've considered myself a writer as long as I can remember. A writer writes, right? But the first moment of validation for me as a writer was when a magazine publisher told me the quality of my writing was very good, better than most articles that were submitted.

Vicky - A lot of my passion and momentum that had built up through my university undergrad totally dissipated when I began my postgrad in teaching. I was working a lot, classes were understandably harder, life was just busy in general. I suppose I got swept up in the business and didn’t really have time to think about what I was doing. It’s only years later that I stopped to question why. My best grades and the classes I loved the most, were all literature-based. If I hadn’t been so busy plowing ahead, I would have realized I was on the wrong highway.

The Magic in Fire
December 1, 202
Genre: Fantasy Anthology
with stories by Victoria Young, Dragonness Wyverna, A. H. Serrano, L. R. Huseboe, Kieran McKiel, A. A. Warne, R. A. Darlinge, Aörali Eden, B. R. Storm, Ilona Krueger, Serena Dawson, Michelle Crow, J. T. Moriarty
Twelve stories - Thirteen authors.
One theme - The Magic in Fire.

Victoria Young - The Doll Boutique
There’s nothing healthy about a tan – Melinda had heard the warnings and frankly, being stuck in a cramped white coffin was not her idea of fun. But when she wakes from the solarium bed in a dusty prison cell, Melinda realises she’s gotten herself into a tighter spot than she expected.

Dragonness Wyverna - Fire Under Water
Humans have come to the desert, and with them comes death. The oasis has been an indestructible black rock and shelter for the Desharihn fire sprites for generations. But when a band of humans arrive to mine the rock, it is up to Fia, the last Rahar sprite, to save the tribe from the humans’ immutable greed.

A. H. Serrano - Conviction by Fire
Blessed with the power of fire, Lhii Fuéra’s duty is to protect, but in the aftermath of a murder, she’s the one placed on trial. As the daughter of a great general, Lhii soon realizes that justice matters little among the powerful, and she’s faced with a choice: Become the victim or blame the victim.

L. R. Huseboe - Flames of Green
Jaer and his Knight Commander Kae, wander the thick forest in search of information about their missing spy. What they found was a battle against their century-long enemy, the Shaedyn. Will they prevail or face the same unknown fate?

Kieran McKiel - Hummingbird
Far from home and missing his love, Marco is fighting a war to end all wars. When hope seems lost, a strange entity appears with an offer to help him survive.

A. A. Warne - The Masters of Fire
The Masters of Fire were once a powerful brotherhood, but now only two of their brothers remain in the free world. Will they be strong enough to liberate their kin from the clutches of the Mad King? Or will an uncomfortable truth unravel their master plan?

B. R. Storm - The Harbinger
Since the beginning of Earth, Watcher has been tethered to immortality, waiting for the final soul to depart. The day finally comes and Watcher prepares for rest, but he’s confronted by the bringer of apocalyptic carnage.

Ilona Krueger - Song of my Soul
Always the realist, Felicity does not entertain anything that is unscientifically based. Her clinical assertions leave no room for magic and imagination. It is said, however, that Pride goes before a fall. And fall, she does. Is there salvation from the pit? Does she rise from the ashes? Is there hope for a new understanding?

Serena Dawson - A Spark of Courage
Prince Zabriel’s fire magic is weak, but Princess Maniela’s will to defy their cruel father is strong. Zabriel agrees to help his sister, and she leads them into a battle that will determine the fate and future of their kingdom.

Michelle Crow - The Flame
When Momma Courtney shows up on Prudence's doorstep and draws magical wards to protect the house from an impending attack; Prudence's reality is thrown into chaos as she discovers she's the last Flame Keeper. Now with the entire village's lives in her hands, can she save them from the body-snatching Ifrits with her untrained powers?

J. T. Moriarty - Petals of Autumn
As the legendary dragon, Flallemin, sets its sights on Goblin Birchwoods, Wedina has an impossible challenge: train the entire tribe. While there are plenty of shields, there’s only one sword and Wedina knows it’ll take more than might to deal with the hungry dragon.

Also featuring:
R. A. Darlinge & Aörali Eden - Fated Shadows

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