Updated: Jan 29, 2019
Yesterday Stone Cold Fox Press, the fantasy imprint of Stirling Publishing, signed New Zealand writer and award-winning poet, Yvonne Marjot.
Yvonne grew up in New Zealand but now lives on an island off the west coast of Scotland. She has been making up stories for as long as she can remember and, as her mother once told her, hardly knows the difference between fact and fantasy.
She has worked in schools, libraries and university labs, has been a pre-school crèche worker and a farm labourer, cleaned penthouse apartments and worked as amanuensis to an eminent Botanist. She currently has a day job (running the local community library) and three grown-up children, and would continue to write even if no-one read her work, because it’s the only thing that keeps her sane. In her spare time she climbs hills, looks for rare moths and promises herself to do more in the garden.
She has published several books with Crooked Cat, another Scottish indie publisher and won the Brit poetry prize. Her sweeping post-apocalyptic novel Broken Road will be published by Stirling Publishing 2020.
Note from Commissioning Editor Tabatha Stirling:
On a personal note I would like to add that I've know Yvonne for years. We cyber met on Authonomy - a sort of slushpile site run by Harper Collins. I know several talented authors from those Authonomy days and when I set up Stirling Publishing, Yvonne was on my list.
Her adult fantasy, Broken Road, echoes both Robin Hobb and Robert Jordan, masters of the epic, world-building fantasy and I have no doubt that this trilogy will find its place quickly within the genre and the devoted fans who read and cherish it.