Introducing Meg Cowley
1. #IndieBookBanter today welcomes Meg Cowley. Please tell us a little bit about yourself, and the best place for us to find out more.
Hi, I’m Meg Cowley, fantasy author and illustrator. I live in West Yorkshire with my husband and our two cats. I write the stories I’d love to read and illustrate the pictures I want to see! Most of my work features strong, independent women, magic, and fantasy, with coming of age themes. Currently, I’m writing an urban fantasy series that’s pretty much Lara Croft plus magic, and an Arthurian retelling told from Morgana Le Fay’s perspective. My favourite writing place is curled up on the sofa with a cup of tea close to hand… let the inspiration flow!
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2. Briefly tell us about your work in progress, what are you planning next?
I’m writing two series at the moment, with about 11 stories to write & publish in the second half of 2017! It’s all systems go.
Morgana Chronicles is an Arthurian fantasy, told from the point of view of Morgana Le Fay. It’s definitely something no one has written/read before, but fans of the TV show Merlin would enjoy it.
My other series is a co-authored urban fantasy series with my friend and talented author Victoria DeLuis, called Relic Guardians. Think Lara Croft meets Indiana Jones plus magic! Both series are incredibly fun to different, despite the different fantasy subgenres.
I’m also writing for various anthologies, the most prominent of which is Marked By Fate (www.markedbyfate.com), featuring 25 full length first in series fantasy novels by USA Today and Amazon bestselling authors. We’re aiming to hit the USA Today and New York Times bestseller lists with this boxset when we launch in October 2017 – and we have a ton of rewards and goodies for anyone who pre-orders the title through the links on our website to help us achieve that goal!
3. What was the most unusual source of inspiration for any of your books?
Gosh, there’s all sorts. Most recently, a trip to Mexico inspired Ancient Magic, the first book in the Relic Guardians series. I soaked in so much on that trip which inspired the smallest details of the book; from Mayan history and Mexican culture to underground rivers and hidden paths through the jungle.
4. Who was your favourite character to write about?
So far, Zoe, one of the stars of Relic Guardians. She’s confident, kick-ass, and has epic magic skills. She doesn’t take any nonsense, has a strong moral compass, and will do anything to get the job done. I love that fierce independence!
5. Finally you are invited on a mission to a New World (unfortunately you cannot take any members of your family, friends or pets). Please tell us:-
a) Your favourite fictional character to accompany you?
Hermione because… magic! With magic, you can get anything you need! 😉
b) Your favourite book?
A Court of Mist and Fury by SJ Maas.
c) Your favourite song?
Something by Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, or Boyce Avenue.
d) Your favourite food & drink to take with you (we don’t know what will be available on the New World).
Margerita pizza and earl grey tea. Mmm!
e) Finally, tell us the one (Yes, that is just ONE) item you cannot live without?
A picture/video of my loved ones.
Here are Meg’s books with a short description:-
The First Crown (Caledan 0 FREE Download click on image)
Is it impossible to kill a god? Bahr, fire elemental, terrorises the land. Beren must unite with his most hated enemy, the dragons, and the mysterious Eldarkind, to have any chance of saving everything he loves.
Discover the series described as “Game of Thrones for teenagers”. Framed for his mother, the queen’s murder, Prince Soren must discover whether the price of kingship is worth paying. Peace must be restored, but is he worthy of the throne? Step into Caledan, a land of magic, dragons and betrayal.
The Brooding Crown (Caledan 2)
Where is the line between good and evil? War returns to Caledan and betrayals lurk, but a greater threat looms. The pact is broken. The Eldarkind fade. The dragons war amongst themselves. A power too terrible to name grows in the North, and He seeks revenge. Return to Caledan for the fast paced sequel of The Tainted Crown.
The Shattered Crown (Caledan 3)
Is a foe ever truly unbeatable? Caledan is caught in the middle of a warring dragon clan. Soren is powerless to save his people, or stop the attacks, but worse is coming. The elementals are rising. If Caledan is not destroyed by dragon fire, it will be obliterated by the elementals’ ancient magic. Discover how the epic fantasy trilogy ends in The Shattered Crown.
Books of Caledan are also available as a trilogy Boxset
Ancient Magic (Relic Guardians 1)
Can a cursed relic be saved from the clutches of evil before it is used to wreak devastation? Kukulkan’s Skull has been found… and stolen. Zoe Stark, witch and magical relic hunter, must discover who the true enemy is in time to save the skull from being used for great evil. If Zoe fails, the skull’s first victim will be her…
One little stone holds the key to multiple realities… and their survival. Curator Hayley Bevan discovers more than she bargained for when she catalogues an ancient magical Buddhist relic. One impulsive act catapults Hayley out of her ordinary world and into one full of danger, wish fulfilling stones, and doorways to alternate realities. Can Hayley find her place in the world of magic, or will she fall victim to a ruthless killer hell bent on getting what he wants?
Rogue Magic (Relic Guardians 2.5 FREE to Download click the image)
What is the power to kill the world worth? When Pandora’s Box is discovered, Jamie Oxford takes it upon himself to make sure it is protected as it ought to be – with magic – but his plan backfires. Spectacularly. Does one rogue really stand a chance of stopping it falling into the wrong hands, and being used to end the world?
Stolen Magic (Relic Guardians 0) (FREE – Coming July 12th!)
A visitor from another reality is determined to do what should never be done; bring together matching relics from alternate realities. Nathan Scott must act with his interdimensional partner Skylar to ensure this does not happen, for to unite the two Kushite stones would be to doom this world.
Cursed Magic (Relic Guardians 3) ( – Coming August 23rd!)
Wackiest Week (Diary of a Secret Witch 1)
Ten year old Penny discovers she is a witch. Fun and chaos go hand in hand as she tries to control her magic!
Worst Witch (Diary of a Secret Witch 2)
Penny is a witch! Only, she’s terrible at it. Is she really able to do magic, or is she just about the Worst Witch ever seen?
Mischief Magic (Diary of a Secret Witch 3)
Penny has promised not to perform any magic – how hard can it be? A few magic spells later, and Penny is about to lose her best friend. What is more important; her friend or her secret?
Diary of a Secret Witch Boxset (viewbook.at/SecretWitchBoxset)
Books 1 – 3 in the Diary of a Secret Witch series.
The Wild Colouring Book A year of nature in the British isles.
The Calm Colouring Book Calming nature inspired mandalas with positive affirmations.
Pocket sized colouring books, colouring diaries, and colouring journals are also available.
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