With the holidays fast approaching, local indie author Brianna R. Shaffery is looking forward to celebrating Small Business Saturday at Bell Works in Holmdel by getting ready to offer signed copies of her YA fantasy adventure novel, Fire & Flight, at the Bell Works 2022 Holiday Markets alongside local business owners and vendors.
“I’ll be making two appearances at the Holiday Markets, the first of which will be on November 26th from 2 P.M.–7 P.M. and on December 21st from 11 A.M.–4 P.M.,” Shaffery says, “I’m super excited to not only be offering signed copies of Fire & Flight, but also to be debuting some book swag my graphic artist and I designed to help immerse readers into the world of my Heirs of Tenebris trilogy. The holidays are a busy time of year, so I’m hoping to give people a bit of an escape when they visit my booth or when they read Fire & Flight for the first time.” Set in the fantastical world of Tenebris, the first book in her young adult epic fantasy trilogy invites readers to explore the depths of the Shadow Forest as main characters Nyla and Xander seek answers to questions they each have concerning their individual pasts while journeying to the mythical waters of Fortune Falls. Shaffery hopes to give readers a taste of this world with bookmarks inspired by the myths surrounding the Shadow Forest and stickers emblazoned with the Astretarian and Godberdian crests, fictional religions woven into the world and culture of Tenebris, or the setting of her fantasy trilogy.
“I love holiday markets and craft shows, so to be a part of something like this means a lot to me,” she adds. “Small businesses have been at the forefront of my mind long before I embarked on my publishing journey. I’m excited to be a taking a bigger part in our local community of small businesses here in Monmouth County and to celebrate all of the amazing artisans and businesses taking part in this market with me.” Released over the summer, Fire & Flight’s sequels are currently going through the editing process as Shaffery seeks to bring them to publication in the coming year. Fire & Flight is available in paperback, hardcover, or e-book via Amazon with more details about the world of Tenebris found right here on my website, where you can sign up for her newsletter to stay in touch and gain exclusive access to the trilogy’s free companion guide for more insights into the setting, creatures, and fictional country of Tenebris.