The Queen’s Readers

Over the course of her career, Tamora Pierce has created two worlds that continue to inspire readers more than 30 years after her first book was published. In The Queen’s Readers, contributors explore a myriad of topics as only fans can: with love and a critical eye. With more than 30 essays covering topics from feminism to Pierce’s mythical creatures Stormwings, no fictional stone is left unturned.

About “(De-)Villainizing a Species: The Evolution of Stormwings”
In Wild Magic, Pierce introduces the Stormwings as a villainous species, created by the dreams of one human to make her people fear the consequences of war. But throughout the remainder of the Immortals Quartet, Pierce complicates that picture, and attempts to de-villainize the species by giving readers a sympathetic character in the Stormwing Rikash. As his relationship with the main character evolves from opposition, to respect, to unlikely friendship, readers’ attitudes toward Stormwings evolve as well.

Special Note
This is a non-profit book. The print books are being sold at cost, and the slim revenue from each Kindle book (less than $0.40!) will be donated to a charity.

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Frozen Roses

Struggle with a mage against the lover who stole her magic, or help a girl recover from a destructive love affair. Crave oblivion with a centuries-old ghost, or long for a boy’s bespelled girlfriend to remember him. In these four short stories, discover lost love, dangerous magic, and frozen roses.




Jennifer A. Johnson is a newly published fantasy writer thanks to The Adventure of Creation anthology. She's still revising her first novel, but you can sign up for her free newsletter to pass the time.

The Adventure of Creation

Follow a girl to the Below-World to slay the Sharkshadow, or help a timid girl to overcome the destructive criticism of her art teacher. Witness a solitary drone on Mars or a naive homunculus struggle to become human. Sew with a mother who lost her daughter in a unicorn quilt, defeat bank robbing super-villains with an unlikely superhero, or join a great mage in the fire.

In thirty-five imaginative stories, emerging authors present the diversity of their creativity. Each author found a different angle for the unifying theme: The Adventure of Creation. Witness the talent nurtured by writing teacher, Holly Lisle. For the 5th anniversary of her first big writing course, How to Think Sideways, this anthology features the best of her talented students in a great variety of genres.

About “The Mistake”
When a lonely musician gives music physical form, she creates an ear-splitting mistake and must struggle with echo magic’s cruel nature.

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Jennifer A. Johnson is a newly published fantasy writer thanks to The Adventure of Creation anthology. She's still revising her first novel, but you can sign up for her free newsletter to pass the time.