C.M. Brice


C.M. Brice was born on an army post in the south of the United States, and since then has lived in Virginia and Germany, where she gained a love of massive, dark forests and gruesome fairy tales, before finally settling in the Southwest of the United States.
Prior to the publication of The Shadow King, her occupations included whirling up treats in an ice cream shop and hairdressing assistant.
She frequently gets misty-eyed reading history and folklore, drinks far too much tea and coffee, collects antiques from the Edwardian Era, and dreams up tragic histories for household objects. Miss Brice is currently at work writing the second book in The Shadow King Sequence and daily strives to serve the Napoleonic whims of the hobgoblin masquerading as her boston terrier.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
My father was in the US Army when I was young, so my earliest memories were in Germany, where the food is sublime, mediaeval ruins are everywhere you look, and the fairy tales are gruesome. My parents were determined to take advantage of the opportunities of living Abroad, so they would often take my older brother and I to see visit ruins, shop the markets, or simply walk the woods and countryside. When we would explore castles slowly being reclaimed by nature I was always half expecting to see otherworldly creatures spying from the trees or lurking near the dungeons. After I came to the US I retained that love of fairy tales, history, nature, and how a country's landscape and history influences its folklore -- so when I decided to pursue writing, it was very natural for me to craft stories that combined all of those elements.
When did you first start writing?
Writing as a craft didn't start until my teenage years, but I was always taken with storytelling. As a child I was usually in charge of coming up with the 'plots' of my friends' games of make-believe, and during our many exploration of the creek and fields behind my house I often came up with mythical histories for our favourite spots.
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The Shadow King
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 194,640. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical
Eight years after her abduction by the immortal boy known as ‘Pan’, Wendy believes she has put the trauma of her past behind her. But when one of the Lost Boys is murdered, she finds herself thrown into a deadly game of wits with old enemies. With the help of the Lost Boys, her brothers, and an unlikely guardian, Wendy must risk all to master her hidden powers and banish the Shadow King.

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