I'm Meri, a writer and flow artist who combines these loves in an lgbt+ comic fantasy series. My research has involved learning hoop dancing, juggling, levitation/flow wand, and poi, largely influenced by the fact that I've spent so much time writing carnival performers. Hands-on research is the best kind!

My current project is a lighthearted series of fantasy novels (with a constant stream of short stories which will be shared here) set in an arts-centric culture. Artists, inventors, and circus/carnival performers fill the cast of characters and make writing this series a blast! I enjoy the opportunity to design cultures, species, and magic from scratch, so a lot of my time spent writing has also been spent world-building. In Concordia, magic is science as much as it is art.

The "Unexpected Inspiration" series is kind of a mishmash of genres all around. It's fantasy that's quite possibly Young Adult or New Adult, with characters ranging from 18-25. It's got romance, comedy, magic, and a cast that's entirely LGBT+. If you like fun stories about dorky yet charming characters, I hopefully have you covered.

"Hidden Magic" is one of my oldest stories and is novella-length. It takes place in a different world than the "Unexpected Inspiration" stories. I'll be sharing chapters from "Hidden Magic" as I edit them and breathe some new life into an old story. I'll also share short stories from "Unexpected Inspiration" on a regular basis. I can't promise when each update will be, but they will be updated. :)

You can find me as MeriGreenleaf on:
(I use the same username pretty much everywhere!)

If you'd like to learn more about my writing or the characters, check out my blog/website or feel free to message me!
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MeriGreenleaf MeriGreenleaf Jan 14, 2018 11:01PM
Update time! I'm running a short story challenge with my writing partner-in-crime over on Tumblr (you can learn more about it here: http://merigreenleaf.tumblr.com/post/169170784050 ), so my goal thi...
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Stories by Meri Greenleaf
Unexpected Inspiration - Short Stories by MeriGreenleaf
Unexpected Inspiration - Short Sto...
This collection of short stories is an lgbt+ lighthearted/comedic fantasy series where artists, inventors, an...
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Of Parties and Potions by MeriGreenleaf
Of Parties and Potions
A mischievous scheme causes chaos at a costume party. The healer enlists the help of a cat and a mouse to rig...
Hidden Magic by MeriGreenleaf
Hidden Magic
A young elf takes up the task of hunting down a band of orc trespassers with the help of her centaur brother...
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