Ko-Fi Author Avengers: Victoria Audley
I’ve been posting these over on my Ko-Fi page, but I thought it would be a great idea to share them here too!
What is the Author Avengers?
Each month I’ll be introducing you to an extremely talented author (and each of those authors will introduce you to someone too!). New and wonderful stories will appear on your radar and your TBR (To Be Read) list will grow (whether that’s a blessing or a curse is really up to you!)
Tell us about a writer, Lou!
This month I’d like to introduce you to the ridiculously awesome and talented Victoria Audley!
Victoria writes fairytales, ghost stories 👻, and stories inspired by folklore, the gothic, and mythology (so, stuff that’s my cup of tea!). On Ko-fi, she shares the stories she has written, as well as exclusive behind the scenes content, and essays about the worlds she’s passionate about.
As you may have guessed from the book cover up there, she has some stories available for you to read. “Gleam” is available from her Ko-Fi shop for £3 (or FREE if you’re a member!).
What can you expect from “Gleam”? Check out the synopsis:
Beatrice Collingwood is a quiet, unassuming girl living in the charming countryside town of Morromere. Both she and her mother, Anne, love fairytales, and she has grown up reading and loving them. Beatrice finds magic in everything around her, especially in the form a sparkling golden light that seems to follow her around. Her father is a practical man, but he loves his family and keeps them well. His death marks the beginning of a vast change to Beatrice’s world. Anne grows ill, and much of the care-taking of both the house and her mother is left to Beatrice. She manages to pull them through the hard autumn and winter, but a strange man, Warren, begins to lurk around the house. Beatrice finds him visiting the house while she is away at school, charming her mother, but she continues not to trust him. Her mistrust turns out to be well-placed. After Anne and Warren marry, Anne’s illness grows worse as she falls pregnant, and Warren’s cruelty increases untempered. Anne dies giving birth to Percy, Beatrice’s half-brother, but Warren seems cold and uncaring. He sends Beatrice away to his ancestral home, Rasden Hall, in the cold, northern town of Colmouth. Beatrice finds Colmouth initially as harsh and hostile as Warren himself. Upon arriving at the house and finding nothing there with which to survive, she realises Warren sent her there to die. Furthermore, the house seems to be haunted by invisible spirits that scream, wail, taunt, and terrify. She is faced with the decision to either submit to despair, or find out the secrets the house and the town are hiding.
On the 18th of April, Victoria’s novellas are being re-released outside of Ko-Fi! As mentioned above, “Gleam” is a gothic retelling of Cinderella, and “Crown of Ivy” is a retelling of the myth of Ariadne and Dionysus. Links to pre-order both can be found on her Books2Read page.
When she isn’t writing, Victoria also co-hosts Ether & Ichor, a podcast which delves into all kinds of things under the folklore umbrella.
But that’s not all!
Victoria also offers a variety of commissions, including drabbles, editing services, short stories, and flash fiction!
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Until next time…