Sarah Avery is an escaped academic who writes contemporary and epic fantasy. She won the 2015 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for her novella collection Tales from Rugosa Coven. Her short fiction has appeared in Great Jones Street, Fantasy Scroll, and Baen’s Universe, as well as Black Gate, where she wrote a column on teaching and fantasy literature for a decade. She lives in Maryland with her husband and sons.
Her father’s great dynasty, sacred to Amun and guided by the hand of the gods, stood shakily on those scrawny legs.
This body is tired and hungry. But the beating of a strange heart keeps me awake.