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What We're Writing

These publications were authored by,
or feature stories written by, 
Quill & Pint members.

Books

"Conjure Seven" by Erik Day

Three years ago, the world discovered magic. 

Treated more as a science, little changes have trickled into everyday life, but the real promise seems to be a few years away. Engineer Samuel “Rick” Rickard has discovered a new way to make arcane crystals; the power supply for most of those magical things. In the right hands they would be a source of unlimited, clean energy. In the wrong hands, they would be unstoppable weapons of mass destruction. Rick's crystals spark a tragic accident and the ensuing chaos covers the tracks of Aka'weyo, an arcane assassin. With both the FBI and this sociopathic wizard hunting him, Rick must protect Ben, his nephew and the only family he has left.

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"Archwilde" by Marcy Dewey Mahoney

A stolen birthright. A murderous tyrant. An unexpected romance.

     Julia is devoted to training with her village’s Townsguard, protecting and providing for her community. Her life is full of warmth and purpose, despite being raised by her stern grandmother in the cold and inaccessible Northern Isles. But when her twentieth birthday arrives and Julia officially comes of age, her grandmother shares secrets of their past that will change the course of Julia’s life forever.
     Thrown into a world of magic, intrigue and murder, Julia finds herself hunted by Azor Torr, a tyrant king bent on destroying everything to get to her. But she also finds new friends, family, allies—and most unexpectedly, love.
     With the fate of two nations hanging in the balance, Julia must learn to use her newly discovered powers to stop King Azor from his legacy of blood magic and devastation. Julia’s quest reveals her true purpose as a protector, and a destiny greater than she could have ever imagined.

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"The Buddha Cat" by Susan Lee

A True Story

Once upon a time, a Buddha Cat was born. Though he didn't truly become a Buddha Cat until he met the woman who needed him. Together, they travel the country in their tiny Teardrop Trailer, having amazing adventures. A kid's book meant for adults who are on their own journey, with or without a Buddha Cat.

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"Words of Whimsy" by Marcy Dewey Mahoney

A book of creative writing prompts to inspire & delight

A book for writers - or aspiring writers - to help you get a story on the page. If you need a new direction for a story that's got you stuck, or you just want a little break from your normal narrative, this book is here to help.

"Words of Whimsy" is a prompt journal designed to pull a story from the depths, or dislodge a stuck plot or character and get them moving again. Let the fantastical and quirky prompts within these pages help get you writing!

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"20/20" by Susan Lee

Twenty stories, written in twenty minutes

What could you write in 20 minutes? It's something that Susan Lee does almost weekly - go to a writing group, get a prompt, and write for 20 minutes. This collection has a selection of 20 "mini-stories" created through the use of prompts and a time limit of 20 minutes. The idea is to write without agenda and to write outside of one's comfort zone. As you read these stories, think about what you could write in 20 minutes.

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"Words of the Odd & Eerie" by Marcy Dewey Mahoney

A Book of Creative Writing Prompts To Inspire Spine-Tingling Stories

Need to resurrect your writing? Looking to get back into the spirit of your craft?
This book will help you unearth new stories from the depths of your braaains!

"Words of the Odd & Eerie" is a book for writers - or aspiring writers - to help get a story on the page. This book's strange and sometimes scary prompts help you get writing.

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"Courage To Be Simple" by Susan Lee

An accidentally inspirational memoir

After three of the most difficult years in her life, Susan made a wish to travel. What she didn't know was that the journey she would take would help her not only put those years behind her, but to find a sense of home and the courage to be simple.

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"Words of Wonderment" by Marcy Dewey Mahoney

A book of creative Writing Prompts to Astonish and Delight

Step right up! Try your luck at our little game! Sometimes writing can give you stage fright – the blank page can be like a white spotlight and the pressure is on you, the writer. But “Words of Wonderment” is like opening the door on the clown car – you won’t believe how many story ideas will jump out of your head! This book helps you overcome blocks and makes the words fly with the greatest of ease.

The stupendous prompts within these pages will help you start a new story. Or they might help un-contort a story you’re stuck on. Take your writing to the literary high wire as you balance your creativity and your storytelling. Tell a tall tale, shoot an idea out of your brain-cannon – you are the ringmaster of your own destiny-filled three ring circus!

Anthologies

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Dead Keys: Typewritten Tales of Terror

An anthology of typewritten and terrifying short  stories

Includes stories
by Q&P Members:

"Beyond the Brambles"
by Bryan Mahoney

Journeys to Uncharted Lands

6th Annual NaNo Los Angeles Short Story Anthology

Includes stories
by Q&P Members:

"The Light of the Moon"
by Erik Day

"All Fun and Games"
by Kate Weize

Meet the Systems

3rd Annual NaNo Los Angeles Short Story Anthology

Includes stories
by Q&P Members:

"Buyer's Remorse"
by Bryan Mahoney

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Journeys to Uncharted Lands

7th Annual NaNo Los Angeles Short Story Anthology

Includes stories
by Q&P Members:

"The Wolf of Blackwell"
by Salem Cole Mercer

"Aunt Clara's Path"
by Marcy Dewey Mahoney

"Soul Cell"
by Bryan Mahoney

We've All Been There

4th Annual NaNo Los Angeles Short Story Anthology

Includes stories
by Q&P Members:

"Wanderlust"
by Marcy Dewey Mahoney

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Meet the Systems

8th Annual NaNo Los Angeles Short Story Anthology

Includes stories
by Q&P Members:

"The Repetition of Destruction"
by Erik Engman

"Viva Violetta"
by Lisa Beebee

Shadowed Doorways

5th Annual NaNo Los Angeles Short Story Anthology

Includes stories
by Q&P Members:

"Boat Hitch Momma"
by Marcy Dewey Mahoney

"Till Morning"
by Susan Lee

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Meet the Systems

9th Annual NaNo Los Angeles Short Story Anthology

Includes stories
by Q&P Members:

"The Truth of the Goddess"
by Erik Engman

"Veteran's Days"
by Bryan Mahoney

"Champagne and Salt Cookies"
by Marcy Dewey Mahoney

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