Mercia McMahon

Biography

Mercia McMahon is a fiction and non-fiction author, as well as a poet. She was born, bred and battered in Belfast, but now lives in London, when not travelling to research a book.

Mercia's fiction work is sometimes darkly serious, sometimes quirky, sometimes serious and quirky and always deeply political. She ignores all rules especially the rule that she always ignores rules. One rule she definitely ignores is that an author should not hop from genre to genre. Her work includes both literary fiction and speculative fiction (alternative history, fantasy, and science fiction).

In her non-fiction work Mercia writes in the areas of history, philosophy, religion, gender studies, and creative writing. Again, the political angle is never far from the surface.

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Books

Reformations of Martin Luther
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,300. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2018 by MMMporium. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 16th Century, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christianity / Lutheran
This book was first published on the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther's 95 Theses were deemed to give birth to Protestantism. The focus of the book is not on Luther's doctrines, but on the political context that allowed him and his supporters to survive long enough for Protestantism to establish itself within the Holy Roman Empire (roughly coterminous with preset-day Germany).
Preserving Eternity
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 53,090. Language: British English. Published: November 6, 2015 by MMMporium. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
In an alternate Asia, the Fumetsu are immortal beings, who live among mortal races. Life is tough in their city-state of Chieshi, which exists to protect the mountain on which the older Fumetsu live. Mayu is a champion in the sport of women's sword fighting and a once in a generation talent. Then a rebellion happens and she has to decide how best to pursue her aims: by politics or by the sword.
Speaking of Men
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,940. Language: British English. Published: October 5, 2015 by MMMporium. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Feminist, Fiction » Christian » Classical & allegory
The Tower of Babel is a well-known story from the Jewish scriptures that relates the story of how men angered God and as a result the confusion of human languages was brought into being. Yet what if the story was told by ancient women? How would the story differ? This is an attempt to re-imagine the story from a female perspective.
Make My Joy Complete
Price: Free! Words: 1,520. Language: British English. Published: July 2, 2015 by MMMporium. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Medical
Mona is a silent but strong mother, unlike her daughter Lisa who loudly insists on being called Joy. Mona is headstrong and has needed to be as a single mother, but now the young adult that is Lisa (or Joy) is seriously injured. In the hospital waiting room Mona continues to be the strong silent type and is determined to sort everything out for her beloved daughter, who has other ideas.
Forgiveness
Price: Free! Words: 1,470. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2014 by MMMporium. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Women's fiction » Feminist
Set in a car speeding through the streets of 1938 Berlin after The Night of Broken Glass (Kristallnacht). Inside the car is Klara and her two young children, but Kurt, her abusive SS officer husband, could not escape with them. Will he find forgiveness? Contains reference to domestic violence.
Seattle in Shorts
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 50,820. Language: American English. Published: April 30, 2014 by MMMporium. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Asian American, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
After a bereavement-related mental health breakdown in London, Martine Brown returns to Seattle. She hopes to recover her mental health by re-visiting old haunts, but the plan quickly unravels. Can new friends help her plan succeed? Each chapter is a day in her November 2013 stay. Between her chapters are short stories about the dark pasts of Seattle's Japanese American and other minorities.

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