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Winner of the 2015 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award, Sarah Avery has published contemporary fantasy in Jim Baen's Universe, and her sword and sorcery stories have appeared in Black Gate, where she writes a regular column reviewing fantasy series. Her first book to appear in print is Tales from Rugosa Coven, a trio of linked novellas about a coven of very modern Wiccans in a New Jersey even weirder and more absurd than the one you think you know. An anthology she coedited with David Sklar titled Trafficking in Magic, Magicking in Traffic, is forthcoming from Fantastic Books in May 2014, and will feature stories by James Enge, Elizabeth Bear, and Darrell Schweitzer. Most recently, a Kickstarter campaign allowed her to hire a dream team to publish a n ...more

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Sarah Avery I've got a Big Fat Fantasy Epic set in Beltresa 200 years later, when Stisele is a figure of legend. After a little bit of revision, my Shiny Young Ag…moreI've got a Big Fat Fantasy Epic set in Beltresa 200 years later, when Stisele is a figure of legend. After a little bit of revision, my Shiny Young Agent will start sending it around.

Stisele's own story requires a lot more research -- after all, it's a military fantasy about a cavalry officer, and I have no firsthand experience at soldiering and very little firsthand experience with horses. Anything worth writing is worth writing with excellence, so her novel may be a couple more years in the making.

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Ebook of The Imlen Brat Is Available For Preorder On Amazon!

And it’s a good thing I set that up before sending the ebooks out to Kickstarter backers, because Amazon and Ingram are able to test ebook files for readability on a wider array of devices than book designers are. We were able to fix some problems with displaying the illustrations in the Kindle/mobi version that Amazon’s online proofing system caught. All better now.


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