Sionnach (pronounced shuhn ukh) Wintergreen is a genderqueer author of epic fantasy and adult fantasy. (She uses feminine personal pronouns because she has lived most of her life responding to them.) Her character-driven stories usually involve misfits because she has always been one. Her experiences as a bartender, dominatrix, preschool teacher, and grant writer for an animal rescue group color her works. She lives in Austin, Texas with her husband and five spoiled-rotten furkids. She also has a wonderful adult son.
In this short fantasy tale, Evening Burnwick lives in a land where young men and women are entombed underground to make the crops grow. She craves more than a peasant life, but she feels crushed beneath the foot of the landlords. Her life takes an unexpected turn when she is poaching on the Church’s lands and runs into an irritable shapeshifter with problems of his own.