Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Mary Waibel is on the blog with Faery Marked!

Thanks so much for doing this blog swap with me today, Marie. I’m super excited to be here and to have you over on my blog. I hope those of you visiting here have a minute to stop by and see what Marie had to say about her writing process.

I’m always intrigued by the different ways authors write. While there are many similarities, each of us bring our own unique spin to the process. It’s the same for what inspires us. Most authors I know can find inspiration anywhere. A song. A poem. A picture. A person they see walking down the street.

Cinderella by Elena Ringo

My idea for Faery Marked came from an idea. My husband and I play D&D (Dungeons and Dragons). Well, it’s been a few years, but I was thinking about the difference between a sorceress and a mage. See, in the D&D universe, a mage learns magic by studying while a sorceress is born with the ability to use magic. However, the magic stays dormant, usually not revealing itself until the teen years, often with quite explosive events.

So, I wondered what it would be like to be an average teenage girl and wake up to find your ceiling on fire. But not with normal fire. No, with purple fire.  And from there I was swept away into the land of Faery, and Faery Marked was born.

When Callie Rycroft wakes to find purple flames flickering on the ceiling, she believes she’s still dreaming. But soon she’s forced to accept that she has magic―a special magic that grants her entrance into the Faery Realm.

For centuries humans have been banned from Faery, but dangerous times call for dangerous measures. Declared Champion by the Faery Queen, Callie is assigned a Guardian, and tasked with finding the Cordial―a magical elixir needed to keep the portal to the Faery realm a secret from humans.

The upside? Reece Michaels, the boy she's been crushing on for years, is her Guardian. Callie hopes that, by spending time with Reece, he'll start to see her as more than just his best friend's sister.

The downside? She's in a race not only against time, but against another Champion, and a rogue Guardian―a Guardian who stands to threaten her developing relationship with Reece.

Magic, mistaken identities, and hidden agendas are the least of Callie's worries when she learns that the Cordial requires a sacrifice. Will Callie be willing to risk everything―even Reece―to complete her task as Champion? Or will she let the portal open, and doom both realms?

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YA author Mary Waibel’s love for fairytales and happy-ever fill the pages of her works. Whether penning stories in a medieval setting or a modern day school, magic and romance weave their way inside every tale.

Strong female characters use both brain and brawn to save the day and win the heart of their men. Mary enjoys connecting with her readers through her website:

Thank you for being on the blog Mary and the best of luck with your wonderful new title FAERY MARKED.


  1. Thank you for being on the blog today, Mary. I really enjoyed reading about Faery Marked and I wish you lots of success with it.

  2. Thanks so much for swapping blogs with me. I really enjoyed learning about your writing process, and had fun sharing the inspiration behind FAERY MARKED.

    Best of luck with A SPELL IN PROVENCE!!

  3. I loved your idea for Faery Marked, Mary. The purple fire is so dramatic, and an intriguing start to a story. Wishing you both all the best with your releases!

  4. Thank you very much for visiting, Helena. Have a lovely Christmas and I hope we will be able to meet up in the New Year!