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Women of Kern now available!

I’m so excited to announce that I’m self-publishing my first book. It’s a collection of stories set in the fantasy world of Kern. Here’s the back cover description:

A negotiator who uses herself as a bargaining chip.

An adventurous spirit trapped by her culture and family.

A resistance fighter leading her captors into a trap.

A reclusive horse trainer swept into a quest for treasure.

An elderly, overlooked servant smuggling slaves out of her country.

A woman with a gift that seems like far more trouble than it’s worth.

A princess whose arranged marriage puts her in the hands of pirates.

A shepherdess fighting to save her sister.

A belly-dancing assassin who fakes her targets’ deaths.

These are the women of Kern — the sort of women who in our own world are all too often ignored, overlooked, forgotten, and silenced by history. Enter their world of magic, adventure, and romance through nine short stories and novellas driven by women with the strength and courage to shape their own destinies.

And the cover ❤Women of Kern: Book One by Maris McKay

I designed it so I knew what it was going to look like but getting the proof copy still made me giddy. It seems real now — I’m actually holding one of my books in print and I finally get to share it with all of you!

You can order the ebook now by clicking here. Print copies are available by clicking here. And I’ll let you in on a secret: if you buy the print copy and the ebook, you’ll get $2 off the ebook!

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Writing Tips and Prompts

Iron Jewelry – Wednesday Writing prompt

She wonders why I don’t hug her anymore. But her father gave her iron jewelry for her birthday and she wears it all the time.

Why didn’t he just tell her I’m Fae? She’d break up with me then anyway. If he knows, then why the elaborate games trying to keep me away from her?Writing Prompts |