What is urban fantasy, anyway?

Since I don’t have a real definition of the term “urban fantasy, the genre bending favorite of many young adult authors, I thought I’d look up what a few other writers thought. My favorite is Susan Sizemore’s definition: Weird stuff in the real world. This was at one point called magic realism, but I guess that’s…

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Welcome Celebrate with a Book Blog Tour Visitors!

I am glad to introduce readers today to a little of the field research behind my new release, LAERKA, an urban fantasy and mermaid tale retelling. A large part of the pre-writing of this story involved research in and around the city of Savannah. I would be curious to know who out there in the…

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My new urban fantasy, LAERKA, is here!

It’s finally here. My second novel is available TODAY via Amazon. Though it’s only in e-book today, the print version should be available by the 15th December. The link is https://www.amazon.com/Laerka-Laura-Matthias-Bendoly-ebook/dp/B01N0J4F7E/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1481225415&sr=8-2&keywords=bendoly The novel gets its name for the runaway character. The name Laerka is Danish for lark. She is the victim of human trafficking in…

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