The realm of fairy-story is wide and deep and high and filled with many things: all manner of beasts and birds are found there; shoreless seas and stars uncounted; beauty that is an enchantment, and an ever-present peril; both joy and sorrow as sharp as swords.
--J.R.R. Tolkien, On Fairy-Stories

Charmed & Strange and other stories

Stories that will stop your heart! Lascivious ghosts and hungry planets, lost girls and fairy queens. Charmed and Strange brings together selections from ten years of Maggie Secara's most lyrical short work.

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Bound in the Bones

Prim Miss Susan Pickering, spinster, has lived at Hollytree House all her life, unaware that the land it stands lies under a terrible curse. She has no recollection of ghostly apparitions - or does she? Now without warning the spectre of a medieval monk is menacing the halls with deadly intent, slipping into the dreams of her servants and lodgers to seduce and torment—and worse. more...

Black Dog, Grey Lady 

a Raven at Random novella 

From a quiet English valley where nothing uncanny ever happens, the mysteriously magical Mr. Random Corwyn leads a team of paranormal investigators to pursue and vanquish supernatural horrors haunting England’s green and pleasant lands. New adventures for the King's Raven of Faerie.  more...

The Dragon Ring

The Dragon Ring 

Harper Errant #1 Revised, March 2017

"Where I need you to go," said Aubrey, "is the war court of King Alfred the Great. What I ask you to do is return to him this token, which he has given his word to deliver. And where that court and its king are, it is Christmas in the year of grace eight hundred and seventy-six."  More...

King's Raven

Harper Errant #2  Revised  April 2017

While the king of Faerie lies under a terrible curse, the artistic spirit in the world is slipping away. The King's Raven would do anything to lift the spell, if only it hadn't also stripped him of his magic and flung him into an iron-bound past with a damaged memory...  More...

The Mermaid Stair

Harper Errant #3 Revised May 2017

A scrap of parchment with a mysterious sigil. . . A message in a forgotten language. . . A mermaid paradise of waterfalls and dreams. . . And Ben Harper's life is about to get complicated-again. The fae folk of England's rivers, lakes, and streams are disappearing, and it’s up to Ben and Raven to track down and stop the bitter man bent on their destruction.  More...

Molly September

A pirate movie shaped like a book. "Safe for male readers" --Bob in Eastern Washington

What really happened to Rafe September? Everyone in Port Royal claims he was a thief and a pirate, but his daughter Molly knows that isn’t so. Taking her life and honor in her own hands, she sets out to find the truth among the buccaneers of the Spanish Main…. More...

A Compendium of Common Knowledge 1558-1603 

A Handbook of Elizabethan Commonplaces for Writers, Actors, and Re-enactors

A little book of facts about the manners and morals, courtiers and commoners, weddings and work, beer and bread familiar to Will Shakespeare and Good Queen Bess.   More...