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!
- JoinedAugust 6, 2017