A Year on Saturn

...is approximately 29.7 Earth years.

"A Year on Saturn" is the website of Shannon Fay,
freelance and fiction writer.

2021 in Review (Part 1???)

Posted on: January 9th, 2022 by Shannon Fay No Comments

As far as writing goes, this has been a pretty stellar year for me, but I have failed in one of the things authors are supposed to do: keep one’s website at least somewhat up-to-date. Sorry folks! Every year I say I will post more on here, and every year I post less and less. I don’t think that’s going to change, but I will try and note milestones, if only so I have a digital record for myself.

So, my biggest news of 2021 was that my debut novel, ‘Innate Magic’, was published! Yaaaaaay! It was released on December 1st, 2021 from 47North. Covid numbers were low enough in my city and that time that I was able to have a private event at a bar to celebrate the book launch.

Book blurb:

From debut author Shannon Fay comes the first novel in the enchanting Marrowbone Spells series featuring Paul Gallagher, a lower-class magician who aspires to high society through spells, wits, and irresistible charm.

Delightfully cheeky, unquestionably charming, and sometimes maddeningly naive, cloth mage Paul Gallagher is desperately trying to make a name for himself in a reimagined postwar London. But in a world where magic is commonplace, sewing enchanted clothes is seen as little more than a frivolous distraction. Paul is hiding a secret, however: he possesses a powerful – and illegal – innate magic that could help him achieve his wildest dreams.

Unfortunately, Paul confides in the wrong person – his latest crush, Captain Hector Hollister – and is drawn into a sinister plot that risks reigniting the machinery of war. To make matters worse, the pretty American gossip reporter Paul just met reveals her personal quest to expose a government cover-up may be related to Hollister’s magical goals. When Hollister threatens the life of Paul’s dearest friend, he realizes that his poor judgement has put not only his family and friends in danger, but also the whole world.

The only way to set things right may be for Paul to undergo the dangerous ritual to become Court Magician – the most powerful magician in the country. But is becoming part of the institution the best way to enact change in a terribly unjust society?

Author with novel ‘Innate Magic’

It was a fantastic night, and everyone in my life has been super supportive. It’s so great having the book out there in the world, though surreal at times having people you know suddenly reading a piece of writing that for years existed only in your head; it’s a little like everyone in the world has become psychic save for you.

If you want to get a copy of Innate Magic, this website will help you order it through a local indie bookstore. You can also buy the ebook pretty cheap from Amazon here (if you prefer audiobooks, you can also purchase it there as well).

Next week I’ll post about short stories I wrote this year/were published this year, but already I’m reaching my blogging limit. But thanks for checking in on me and this poor neglected website.



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