Marsheila Rockwell

Not Your Fairy Tale, poem, Issue 44, September 2018

Multiple Scribe and Rhysling Award nominee Marsheila (Marcy) Rockwell is the author of twelve books to date. Her work includes Mafia III: Plain of Jars, co-written with writing partner/husband Jeff Mariotte and based on the hit video game; 7 SYKOS, a near future SF/H thriller (also with Mariotte); The Shard Axe series, the only official novels that tie into the popular fantasy MMORPG, Dungeons & Dragons Online; an urban fantasy trilogy based on Neil Gaiman's Lady Justice comic books; a trilogy based on the TV series Xena: Warrior Princess (co-written with Mariotte); dozens of short stories and poems; multiple articles on writing and the writing process; and a handful of comic book scripts. In addition, she was an editor for an online speculative magazine for several years, regularly participates in writing panels and workshops at local conventions and conferences, and serves as a Writing Mentor for Arizona State University’s Your Novel Year program. She resides in the Valley of the Sun, where she writes dark fiction and poetry in the shadow of an improbably green mountain in a home she and her family have dubbed ‘Redwall.’ Find out more here:

Get to Know Marsheila Rockwell

Birthdate? Spring Equinox

When and what and where did you first get published? A twisted Greek myth published in Marion Zimmer Bradley's Fantasy Magazine in 1994.

Why do you write? Because I have to get the stories out of my head.

Why do you write Science Fiction and/or Fantasy? Because stories aren't as much fun without some element of the fantastic in them.

Who is your favorite author? Guy Gavriel Kay

What are you trying to say with your fiction? Depends on the story/poem. Mostly I hope I move people and make them think.

If you could write your own epitaph, what would it say?  She left her words as gifts and traps. Open with caution.
Also, she was loved.

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