Name: Reba Birmingham
Publisher: Launchpoint Press
Reason you started writing: Teenage Angst in a Diary. Perhaps this is why I love first person for my main character, Panda.
Next book to release & when: Circle of Stones, to be released 2023.
Why we should read it: Hopefully, you will have read the first two, as it is a series, but it stands alone as a good escape story where the bad guy gets what is coming to him.
Genres that you've written: Fantasy, Slipstream, Sapphic. K. Aten notes: Yes, I did look up what slipstream is. "Slipstream is a term denoting forms of speculative fiction that do not remain in conventional boundaries of genre and narrative, directly extending from the experimentation of the New Wave science fiction movement while also borrowing from fantasy, psychological fiction, philosophical fiction and other genres or styles of literature." Fascinating!
List of published books:
Floodlight (The Hercynian Forest Series 1)
Words on a Plate (The Hercynian Forest Series 2)
The Wolf You Feed (The Hercynian Forest Series 3)
Name something you're proud of in regards to your writing: I met my wife this way. When I won an essay contest in law school she awarded me the check! Also, a friend’s twenty something daughter came out to him because she saw he had my books, saying “I’m like the people in those books.” K. Aten notes: These are pretty amazing things to be proud of.
Click HERE to see all of Reba's books on Amazon.US.
Cats or Dogs: Dog person. 🐕 K. Aten notes: Y'all...Toofless barely counts as a dog. Just kidding, he's an adorable little scruff muffin that sat beneath our table at the 2022 awards banquet.
Name of pet(s) you’re bringing on the Rocket Ship: Toofless. 🐶 K. Aten notes: Of course, Toofless goes everywhere!
Coffee/Tea/Water: Magic bean water in the predawn hours while I write. Tea if I am feeling “Agatha Christie-ish” ☕
Weapon of choice during Zombie Apocalypse: Machete.🗡️ K. Aten notes: Gets you right up close and personal, I like it!
Hobbies: Pickleball, reading UK police procedurals, travel. 🏓📚 👮♀️🗺️ ✈️
Do you fanfic? If so, favorite ship: I missed this ship 🌝 Sounds like a golden era. K. Aten notes: Missed it? The ships are still sailing around! Many are afloat, just pick a pair. LOL
Panda and Mitzi Fowler’s much-needed family vacation is rudely interrupted when a Merryville police officer pulls them over before they’ve even left town. Shocking allegations against Ekk and Panda follow, and the Fowlers and their friends are under attack yet again, only this time by legal means.
At the same time, an epic war is heating up in the Hercynian Forest. Seizing the opportunity to bring the war to his opponents’ doorstep, “Pastor” Wolfrum and his miscreants appear in Merryville to sow chaos and take power once and for all.
As the Free Creatures from Germany’s Hercynian Forest arrive to help, Panda is in serious trouble, in jail, and lacking Mitzi’s usual support. She comes to realize she must master her newly-found sensing magic. But how deep does it go?