#BadMoonRising The Ice Witch of Fang Marsh (Minstrels of Skaythe #3) by Deby Fredericks #fantasy #thriller

Today’s author is no stranger to BMR, and she’s here today with the third book in her Minstrels of Skaythe series. It’s unconfirmed, but members of her family may have come in contact with Sasquatch. Welcome Deby Fredericks!

Have you ever said Bloody Mary three times in front of a mirror?

I have heard the words Bloody Mary many times in bars, does that count?

Do you believe in any ‘mythical’ monsters like chupacabras or shadow people?

Recently I learned there is actually a family story about Sasquatch on my husband’s side. His mother and sister were riding horses in a densely forested part of the Idaho mountains and their horses spooked. When they tried to ride forward, they heard strange noises. The horses bolted uncontrollably. So, I’m open to the possibility of Sasquatch.

If you could have a spooky Halloween pet (black cat, owl, bat, rat, wolf, etc.), which would you choose?

I have had both rats and cats as pets, and I love them. But if we’re looking for something more exotic, I’d go with the owl. The big eyes are so striking, and I love that they can fly so silently.

What books did you grow up reading?

Like a lot of girls, I started with horses and dogs. Jim Kjelgaard and Walter Farley were two of my favorite authors. As I got older, I discovered Andre Norton, Anne McCaffrey, and other SF/Fantasy authors in my school libraries.

Have you ever tried to write a novel in a genre you rarely or never read?

Yes, accidentally. I wanted to write a fantasy/murder mystery and had read lots of fantasy but not much mystery. That made it harder for me, although eventually The Magister’s Mask was published by Dragon Moon Press.

What are you working on now?

The Tale of the Drakanox is my current project. It is the finale to my Minstrels of Skaythe series. Although the previous volumes in Minstrels are novellas, The Tale of the Drakanox is going to be a full novel to tie up all the plot threads. I hope to finish the first draft by the end of 2022, do revisions, and release it in May of 2023. We shall see!

Meven is a renegade, hunted by the cruel regime of master mage Dar-Gothull. Her desperate desire is to lose herself in the treacherous Fang Marsh. Only there can she live the life she wants, in freedom and safety. To reach the marsh, Meven must sneak through the town of Eshur, where her old enemy, the wicked Countess Ar-Torix, commands dozens of spies and guards. It should be no problem!

What Meven doesn’t know is that she’s already being tracked. Ozlin was thrown out because of his emerging magic. Now he’s starving on the streets of Eshur. Caught stealing, he’s about to be imprisoned in the brutal temple school.

Until Meven recognizes his power and intervenes. Suddenly she has a new, desperate desire — to save this mageling boy, and maybe save herself as well.

Purchase Link

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B087JTB6HR

Books2Read https://books2read.com/u/mVwx56

Author Bio and Social Media

Deby Fredericks has been a writer all her life, but thought of it as just a fun hobby until the late 1990s. She made her first sale, a children’s poem, in 2000.  

Fredericks has six fantasy novels out through two small presses. Her short work has been published in Andromeda Spaceways and selected anthologies. More recently, she self-publishes her fantasy novellas and novelettes, bringing her to 18 books in all. Her latest project is The Minstrels of Skaythe series.

In addition, she writes for children as Lucy D. Ford. Her children’s stories and poems have appeared in magazines such as Boys’ Life, Babybug, Ladybug, and a few anthologies. In the past, she served as Regional Advisor for the Inland Northwest Region of the Society of  Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, International  (SCBWI).

Wyrmflight blog, http://wyrmflight.wordpress.com

Twitter, www.twitter.com/DebyFredericks

Instagram, www.instagram.com/debyfredericks/

Pinterest, www.pinterest.com/debyfredericks/

Shepherd, http://shepherd.com/best-books/20th-century-fantasy-centering-on-powerful-women

Amazon author page, www.amazon.com/default/e/B00J6UA4UQ/

Books2Read author page, www.books2read.com/ap/nzkBJ8/Deby-Fredericks

Facebook author page, www.facebook.com/authordebyfredericks

34 thoughts on “#BadMoonRising The Ice Witch of Fang Marsh (Minstrels of Skaythe #3) by Deby Fredericks #fantasy #thriller

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  2. Victoria Zigler

    That’s cool about the possible near encounter with Sasquatch of some of your family. Got to wonder if they thought it was so cool at the time though… Likely not, I expect.

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  3. I’m a definite fan of Minstrels of Skaythe. That’s why I both quoted a passage from the series and recommended it in one of my own books (linked to my name).

    As for “spooky pets,” I must admit I”m not a fan of the concept. I’ve taken care of animals ranging from snails to crickets to scorpions to spiders to snakes to fish to birds to hamsters to rats to rabbits to goats to cattle to cats to dogs to etc. By far the spookiest animal species I’ve ever worked with is Homo sapiens.

    As for rats, they have an undeservedly bad reputation. Rats are actually very social, and are much more likely to be attentive and friendly with humans than hamsters. The Syrian hamster, the most commonly sold hamster species in America, is much more likely to bite than is a rat.

    As for sasquatch/big foot/yeti/etc., my personal suspicion is that they don’t exist (even though the Church of the SubGenius claims it was founded by a yeti salesman.) We’ve moved well past the day when “exotic” animals (i.e. not known to Europeans) such as gorillas, okapi, giant octopi, are a mystery. While there are likely still species left to be discovered, the chances of sasquatch existing in populated areas with no physical evidence of them being found seems quite unlikely to me.

    Still, if a sasquatch parent asked me what would be a good rodent pet for their child, I’d recommend a rat over a hamster.

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