The College Fae series will be a four book set. Currently published is Never Date a Siren, A Study in Spirits, and Bane of Hounds. A short story that takes between Siren and Spirits is also available: Knight of Cups.
While there is an arc that goes throughout the series, none of the books end in a cliffhanger. They are available in print and ebook, at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, and Apple, as well as whole sale at Ingram Spark.
Sample Interview Q&A:
What makes your Fae series stand out from all the rest?
I think first, the location. This isn’t England or some American city but takes place in a fictitious country that is south of Germany, called Bewachterberg. While it is similar to Bavaria, it has a unique flavor because the Fae hid the country for 99 years and a day.
I also think a key difference is these weren’t written to be a romance but an adventure first, of young people from different cultures coming together and becoming friends.
There isn’t a romance?
There is a slow-burn one between the main characters but overall I would want readers to pick up the series due t the many different types of fae creatures that are featured throughout the book. Such as puca’s (shapeshifting tricksters), dryads, naiads, Doppelganger, kelpies, sirens, giants, trolls, kobols, black dogs, and many more pulled from folklore.
I think I can promise you that no other book quite takes on this variety and brings them into the modern university setting like I do.
Tell us about some of the characters
Brigit, a dryad, is the heroine. I liked making her the opposite of what you might think a tree-hugger is – she is fiery, no-nonsense, and gets things done quickly when she sets her mind to it. Readers love her feisty, take-no-prisoners attitude. Brigit does and says what all of us wish we could get away with.
Fan favorite is her companion, Jib, is a puca (or pooka) who is a talking black cat. It is a non-binary character who has a smart wit that readers love. I think this is because Jib remains at heart a CAT with a cat’s motivation even if it can talk. I’m always asked to write more Jib!
Brigit looks to be a black woman. Can you tell us about how that plays into the story?
As a white woman I don’t write about the black experience. I leave that to the writers who have lived it. However, I do like putting minority characters in my stories to give them representation. Our world is filled with people from many backgrounds and places, our books should represent that.
For example, in the short story Granny Starseed (Wicked Wolves of Windsor) there is a woman from Puerto Rico and the niece, Evelyn, has a white mother and black father. In Bane of Hounds, the paramedic assisting the Uncanny Doctor, is Asian.
What character do you like the best?
Paul, the Doppleganger, who helps Brigit and Logan in the first book becomes pulled into their shenanigans. His backstory and development was the biggest surprise to me as I had originally planned for him to be in book one only.
You have three books done, when will the fourth be ready for fans?
I am planning for the spring of 2022. That may seem far off but to write a book that can wrap up everyone’s storylines in the way they deserve I want to take my time. In 2021, I’ll be publishing some short stories while I start writing the draft of #4.