You can read a more in-depth history here. I always knew I wanted to be a writer, but it was in university that I started researching alternatives to traditional publishing. I’d submitted manuscripts to publishers with encouraging results, but I wanted to see if I could publish myself and actually be successful. I took a publishing course at Humber College, where I made lots of friends and filled in the gaps in my publishing knowledge. Then, in 2011, I published my debut novel, Within.
Faery Ink Press sells books directly to the reader online. You can also order them in to Chapters or your local bookstore. Most of the time, the copies provided to them will be print on demand, printed and distributed through Ingram. This is the cheapest, most efficient way for me to distribute a print copy that doesn’t come directly from me, however I cannot guarantee how long it will take for you to receive them. The fastest way to get a Faery Ink Press book is to order directly through this website. If you are a Canadian bookstore that would like to carry my books, please see the distribution page!
My partner, David. The Sparkstone Saga covers are illustrated by Bramasta Aji.
For print books, if you can send me proof that a book has a missing page, or anything where the printer might be at fault, I will send a replacement copy. Unfortunately I cannot accept returns on personalized, signed books.
I will do exchanges on corrupted eBook files, or try to help you troubleshoot files if they don’t work.
Please contact me ASAP with images of the damage and I will send a replacement copy.
- You have to contact me with your website/blog.
- I only give out eBook copies for review. This is because of exorbitant shipping costs.
- I reserve the right to grant or deny any review request (just because you ask, doesn’t mean you shall receive).
I get asked this a lot!
Not right now, I’m afraid. I am a one-woman, one-author press. Publishing others is something I’m working toward and I may expand Faery Ink Press in the future to accommodate this. But that can only happen if people continue to show interest in the brand.
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I generally say age 12+ for most of my titles, except Within, which I say 16+ for language and more mature themes.
The benchmark I tend to place here is, “Have they read the first Harry Potter book yet?” If they can read that without help, they won’t have trouble with my books.
“Inappropriate” content is subjective. In general, my characters are too busy saving the world to have serious, hot-and-heavy relationships.
As of writing this FAQ:
- None of the books have sex in them.
- The Violet Fox Series contains some make-outs.
- The Sparkstone Saga has some kissing.
- Within has some adult language.
Yes – the Sparkstone Saga has at least one gay character.
The Violet Fox Series is a Cinderella, fairy-tale type story set in a fantasy world. It’s about a girl who pretends to be a princess to sneak into a castle to retrieve a stolen magical artefact, but ends up falling in love with a prince and starting a war.
The Sparkstone Saga is a fantastical science fiction story set in a fictional town in Alberta, Canada. It’s about a girl who is accepted to a secretive university where everyone has superpowers, but a group of aliens control the university and they want to take the students’ superpowers, and so the protagonist and her friends have to use their superpowers to fight against the aliens.
Within is a horror/thriller mystery set in Halifax, Nova Scotia. It’s about a group of friends who get in a car accident and one of the girls becomes brain-damaged. She begins receiving visions of murders that are actually happening, but she’s only able to communicate lucidly when she enters a fugue state to write a strange, horrific novel. Her friends have to put the pieces together to uncover the murderer.
Identifying with a particular gender is not a prerequisite for book enjoyment.
In other words: did your daughter enjoy reading Harry Potter or The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson), two books/series with male protagonist POVs? If so, I don’t see why your son wouldn’t enjoy reading my books, which have predominantly female POVs.
In short, if you enjoy superheroes, solving mysteries, exploring the consequences of unchecked magical power, alien invasions, and young people standing up to people in authority…you’re going to like my books.