Welcome to the April A to Z Blogging Challenge. This month, my topic is Authors. Primarily new-to-me authors I’ve found in the last year or two, with a few of my favorites that aren’t new to me, but maybe to you.
A – is for Anne Bishop
Anne Bishop writes Dark Fantasy and has several series out. Even though I do like her Ephemera series, my favorite and the one I found her with is Black Jewels series.
One of the short stories in Dreams Made Flesh (featured) is “The Prince of Ebon Rih” is Lucivar Yaslana and Marian’s story. Many of the customs of Eyrien race are explored along with the intricate love between Lucivar and Marian. This mini-story is my favorite of all Anne Bishop’s novels that I’ve read.
Her favorite childhood memories revolved around creating vibrant characters for her friends, and then acting out their adventures. Inside her fantasy worlds of darkened forests, dragon-filled glades, and iced islands, nothing was banned. From the ethereal Elvin to the most maligned Vampires, all were welcome in her fictional realities, a stark contrast to her home, where the magical and mythical was forbidden.
Divorced and disillusioned of love and believing all the love songs and books exaggerated, she put aside her creativity for life. Many years past before characters, from the familiar to the freshly conceived, came to her again, but this time teasing at a new passion, the written word.
Gradually, her real life hero brought love and magic back into existence. During the time when her characters were getting reacquainted, the love of her life was showing her that true love never gives up and rekindles no matter how many times others attempt to extinguish it. Today, she is happily married with three children.
Andrea believes in the power of change and delighting in each moment. But most fervently, she believes in the magic of love and imagination again.