My story “Brother’s Keeper” just came out in the latest issue of Fantasy Short Stories.Â This is a sequel to my earlier story “The Year of the Bear”, published in Allegory way back in 2010.Â I’ll leave it to you to decide whether the four-year gap is due to the vagaries of publishing, or to how slowly I write.
“Brother’s Keeper” has a “traditional” fantasy setting.Â With elves.Â And a strong-willed 14-year old female protagonist.Â Depending on your own reading preferences, you can takeÂ this asÂ eitherÂ endorsement or warning.
Here’s the tagline:
Aleine canâ€™t stand her annoying younger brother Imry, whoÂ never gets in trouble for anythingÂ and was born with theÂ ability to do magic, an ability Aleine desperately wishes she had.Â But now Imry is in danger, and AleineÂ the only oneÂ withÂ any chanceÂ of rescuingÂ him in time.
IÂ hopeÂ it won’t be another four years before you see the third installment!