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Thanks for checking out my creative endeavors. From the title of this page, you probably got that, in addition to editing, I also do some of my own writing, and right now, that writing comes in the form of Grimmfay, a fairy-tale fantasy novel that I’m serializing on Patreon. If you’re unfamiliar with Patreon, it’s a crowdfunding platform where creators can post their work and patrons get access with monthly pledges. As Grimmfay is a labor of love and my way of having some creative fun, the novel is available to read for $1/month, and there are extra perks, such as my chapter-by-chapter notes and bonus stories, at higher tiers of membership.

So, what exactly is this Grimmfay thing about?

Grimmfay is a lyrical and colorful circus that brings its own night to match the darkness lurking beneath. If I pitched it to agents, I’d call it “The Night Circus meets The Lunar Chronicles.” It’s got lots of strong female characters who are based on ladies from fairy tales (Snow White, Rapunzel, and Little Red Riding Hood, to name just a few), and a ringmaster who’s main goal is to make sure he stays stronger than them, no matter what the cost.

The might, the magic, the majesty…
One Girl, wishing and wanting

Three Mistresses, of power and pride

One mother, too afraid to choose

One Master, unwilling to lose

Twelve years ago, Zelandra escaped the circus’s hold on her soul, leaving a weakened Master behind. For too long, he has waited, but by the end of this eventide, his power will be restored, one way or another…

Interested? The first 3 chapters are free to read, so give the button below a click to check out Little Red and her fellow strong ladies in their natural habitat. If you decide to become a patron and attend the show, I’d be humbled and honored, and thank you from the bottom of my heart.


by Mary DeSantis

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No portion of this book may be reproduced in any form without permission from the publisher, except as permitted by U.S. copyright law. For permissions contact:

Grimmfay is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, events, and incidents are the products of the author’s imagination, if in part inspired by well-known folklore and fairy tales that may be recognizable. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental.

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