M. K. Theodoratus, Fantasy Writer

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Welcome to My Fantasy Worlds.

Magic and fantasy have been part of my life since I can remember.  Only difference: today, I share the fantasy stories I make up with others. I hope you like the samples of my Andor and Far Isles Half-Elven tales and buy one or more.

I’m one of those early writer types. Wrote my first novel in the sixth grade. The teacher demanded a short story for an English assignment.  She got am unfinished Nancy Drew pastiche -- "The Clue of the Clay Cats" -- and gave me a "C" because, at 25 handwritten pages long, I hadn't finished the story.  [Most of the other kids only wrote two to four pages --  *snarl*, *snarl*. Do you think the grade still bothers me?]

By the next summer, I had finished a novel-length story.  Even borrowed my mother's typewriter to type it.  My one reader -- the children's librarian -- thought it was pretty good.  So, I wrote more short stories for fun.  Even sold some to the children's story sections in a couple newspapers. They are buried in the sands of time.

                      Writing fantasy stories became addictive. You are now seeing the result.

My grumpy Far Isles Half-Elven were my first fantasy effort in my current writing career. I got intrigued by the effects of genetic drift in a hybrid population of humans and elves. The conflict between magic-users vs normal humans is a cornerstone of my story lines, with Mariah being the champion of treating mere humans equally with those wielding magic. The result: my Far Isles Half-Elven break genre conventions. My reviews said so.

Recently, I've been writing short fiction in my alternative world of Andor -- where demons and magic plague human kind. I started writing about Andor to support a novel -- "There Be Demons". Once I had an indie publisher for it, but the principle got sick. They closed their doors before the edits were done. But I did get several short reads self-published related to the world of "There Be Demons". Again, I broke a lot of cliches in the writing.

The result: I've published a number of long fantasy short stories, aka short reads, about half-elves, gargoyles, demons, ghosts, demons and other paranormal creatures. You can find "previews of stories to come" on my "WIP Snippets".

Little known fact. I still have my 25c A. Merrit and Andre Norton paperbacks I bought at the local used hardware store when a teen. Yeah. The paper stinks...but still read them.

M. K. Theodoratus,
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Pretending something or other has been part of my life ... like forever. I started telling fantasy stories after an imaginary friend began playing with me on the front porch when I was about three. By the time I was in sixth grade, I was reading any story connected with magical worlds, ghosts, witches, and things paranormal, though I didn't much care for vampires. Still don't, with few exceptions. Then, a teacher introduced me to the idea that I could write down my made-up stories in stead of just acting them out.

Yeah, I've done the fantasy story thing since an early age. After playing with Jerome as a little kid, I discovered the world of comics, thanks to a family friend who gave me his after he read them.  I begged, borrowed, and traded every comic book I could lay my hands on ... even Tales from the Crypt which I hid from my mother. My fantasy reading took off when I discovered the L. Frank Baum Oz books at the library. I loved his female characters being the strong, sensible people in his stories. The strange creatures and lands just added to the fun.

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