Fire up your Nooks!

The Trident of Merrow is now available through Barnes and!

Published in: on December 21, 2011 at 7:08 am  Leave a Comment  

Call Me Strega

“Call Me Strega,” a short prequel story to The Trident of Merrow starring Massimo, is up on Kindle!

Published in: on October 17, 2011 at 4:11 pm  Leave a Comment  

We have a fan page (on Facebook)!

Kris’s gal Ali made us a page on Facebook for The Trident of Merrow! 😀 Check it out, “Like” us, tell your friends, pass it along! 🙂

The Trident of Merrow on Facebook

Published in: on April 29, 2011 at 8:42 am  Leave a Comment  

What type of writer are you? (via A Voice Released)

I’m pretty sure I’m the Juggler and Kris is the Hermit. -Amber

What type of writer are you? The Juggler? The Organised? The Frustrated? The Avoider? The Hermit? The Juggler Writer You are probably working, have a family, keep a home, have social and extended family commitments. You could be a man or a woman but I think it is more likely that you are a woman. You feel as if you are constantly on the go, running from one job to the next, keeping all your plates spinning. You feel busy, chaotic and disorganised yet still find time to write … Read More

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Published in: on March 2, 2011 at 8:49 am  Leave a Comment  

Welcome to The Laughing Maggie

The Laughing Maggie is the name of a tavern on the island of Conchobar, in one of the more tropical regions of Aquan. Taverns are great places for stories, as sailors from all around pass through on their way to wherever their business takes them. Here you’ll find news and updates on the tales that Kris and I write, and at this moment in particular on the publishing progress of our first novel, The Trident of Merrow.

But first, let me tell you about Maggies:

Maggies were what the Shardsea mariners called mermaids, those servants of Tryta, the Harlot Queen of Tides, who dragged drowning men down to their mistress’s bed.   It was said that a mermaid named Magora once brought her forbidden lover, Callum, beneath the waves so that they could make love away from mortal eyes.  Finding that Tryta was out battling her brother, Abyssal Lord Merrow, they used her bed.  They had fallen asleep when Tryta returned.  The Harlot Queen was so furious that she put a curse on Magora and all mermaids, that they would forever bring the men they desired to Tryta’s bed, never to find the pleasures of the flesh themselves.

The Laughing Maggie is named for the mermaids who escort drowning sailors to the Harlot’s bed. Tryta, or “the Harlot” or “Harlot Mum of Tides” is considered the more benevolent of the two sea gods of Aquan, the one sailors ask the blessings of. Her brother, Merrow, is the more sinister one, and the only ones who pray to him are the Strega, his witch servants who wield immense power over the sea and all in it. The gods defeated Merrow long ago and hid his trident, the source of his power, in a secret cave so that no one may wield it. One Strega, however, seeks to reclaim it, resurrect Merrow, and cover all of Aquan in an endless ocean. This is the story that plays out in The Trident of Merrow.

Published in: on February 12, 2011 at 4:41 pm  Leave a Comment