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'm planning on posting twice a week: Wednesdays for "Hidden Magic" and Sundays for "Unexpected Inspiration." (These are on hold for a bit while I focus on NaNoWriMo.)

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 Oct 07, 2017 03:11PM
NaNo is fast approaching, so I wanted to give a little update that I might be updating my stories here much more sporadically until the end of November. I'm scrambling to finish my rewrite of book 1...
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Stories by Meri Greenleaf
Hidden Magic by MeriGreenleaf
Hidden Magic Fantasy
A young elf takes up the task of hunting down a band of orc trespassers with the help of her centaur brother. When she stumbles into a pitfall, Meren finds an object: an amulet that gives strange new powers. Littl...
Unexpected Inspiration - Short Stories by MeriGreenleaf
Unexpected Inspiration - Short Stories Short Story
This collection of short stories is an lgbt+ lighthearted/comedic fantasy series where artists, inventors, and carnival performers fill the cast. Each short story in this collection involves friendship or cute love...
Of Parties and Potions by MeriGreenleaf
Of Parties and Potions Short Story
A mischievous scheme causes chaos at a costume party. The healer enlists the help of a cat and a mouse to right a lizard's wrong. (This is one of the longer stories I've written in the "Unexpected Inspiration...
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