2019 New Release!

It’s certainly been a long time since I posted. Frankly, my creative efforts have been focused away from writing over the last year. BUT I am thrilled to announce that a fantastic tabletop gaming project — Grimtooth’s Trapsylvania — that I worked on back in 2017 has at last been published. Rather than speak at length about it, here is a fantastic unboxing video of the exclusive Kickstarter edition. The regular hardback and soft books are impressive in their own rights. If you are an rpg gamer, you can’t go wrong by supplementing your games with this fun and exciting material.

Grimtooth’s Trapsylvania Unboxing

I wrote as “Debora Kerr” for this project and you can spot my credit on a couple of the pages shown in the video. Enjoy!

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Fake Newsies

In case you missed the previous announcements on my Twitter feed and Facebook page, I want to make sure you know that I’m part of a brand new comedy podcast covering all the hottest, ratings-grabbing topics you need to stay woke through the tedium of another Fury Road commute, your kid’s flutophone recital, or your bad date’s open mic night at the gender grammar nazi poetry slam. (Nazi reference included to draw more attention to this post.) The Fakist premieres today and I hope you’ll give it a listen. Check out the trailer:

The character I play is Grace Huberstafforford, an NPR-esque serious reporter covering tough topics such as clown discrimination, death row euthanasia, and teacher creepers. You can enjoy the first episode here, or better yet, subscribe at Apple Podcasts where you can also listen to some sneak previews of future segments. New episodes drop every two weeks.

Watch for Grace’s social media accounts, coming soon!

Still Kicking

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I’ll be the first to admit that 2017 was not a terribly productive year when it came to writing. While progress was made, it was far less than I had hoped. As is true in many aspects of life, the efforts which get the most enthusiastic response are the ones we focus on. It’s in my nature to address the things for which people are cheering me on, and I didn’t hear much from readers this year. So, I focused on other projects.

But with that in mind, I would like to do my own cheering for several friends and collaborators who have, or will soon be having, active Kickstarters for their work.

  • Artist Steve Crompton and “The Fellowship of the Troll” will be issuing a marvelous special edition of the Elven Lords solo adventure. Their Kickstarter has already reached its goal, but there are still rewards available if you love fantasy rpg products. Check out Elven Lords Revisited: Make 100 Solo Adventure.
  • Talk of the Tavern, a long-running and outrageous show now airing on Twitch, will be mounting a Kickstarter to fund upgraded broadcasting equipment. I am assisting them with their campaign and you will hear more about it very soon. In the meantime, check out their show which airs live Monday nights at 8 PM EST.
  • Finally, here’s where I need YOUR input. Is there anything you would like me to start a funding campaign for? Is there a specific series book you’d help me get support for? Have you ever wanted a limited edition enamel pin for a favorite character of mine? Would you help me fund broadcasting improvements for my Twitch channel? I’m really open to many projects, but as I indicated at the beginning of this post, I need to hear that there is true interest.

Drop me a line in the comments, via Twitter @wynnmercere, or on my Facebook page. I’ll be waiting.

Stop! Look! Listen!


Merry Christmas to all my Twitch viewers, book readers, and audiobook listeners! I hope you are having a wonderful holiday. Gifts are not a big part of my holiday experience, but here’s wishing that you received many treasures this month.

Year’s end is a time for reflection. I was unable to meet all my creative goals in 2017, but that’s okay. This past year felt like I was moving my pieces around a war game board to set up for a future attack. The time I did have free was dedicated mainly to my broadcasts on Twitch. They’re what I enjoy most at the moment and I hope that you will stop by, say hello, and become a follower. (On Twitch I go by the name TalkingTowhee – towhees are the birds shown in the Christmas card above!)

But there are newsworthy items I wanted to let you know about as 2017 draws to a close. First, STOP by Drivethrurpg.com .

Traps Bazaar, one of my gaming projects from way back in 1994 is available again as a digital download. Can your dungeon party survive this collection of devious traps specially curated by Grimtooth the troll and young Grimtina? I think not!

Next, take a LOOK at what’s coming in January at MarsCon in Williamsburg, VA. Here’s a sneak peek at the table of contents for Go Ahead and Howl, the werewolf anthology to benefit the Heritage Humane Society. Weather permitting, I will be at the convention on Saturday, January 13 for a signing, so look for me at the Dreampunk Press table.

Lastly, have a LISTEN to this interesting interview with my City of the Gods Universe creative partner Steve Crompton on The Susan Harmon Hour. Steve talks about the City of the Gods, mythology and more. You can hear this free at Soundcloud.com. Skip to the 31:37 mark to jump right to Steve’s interview.

I wish you all the best for 2018. My next update will come in late January with a look at what’s on the horizon for Spring.

A Writer’s Wild Life

A writer is a little like a wolf. Sometimes she’s “lone,” writing solo works. Other times she’s part of a pack, working on an anthology.

Not hard to guess what I’m promoting this month, is it? The werewolf short story anthology by Dreampunk Press now has an official title: Go Ahead and Howl. This project raises funds for Marscon 2018’s official charity, the Heritage Humane Society.

I previously shared a sneak peek to my Utopea tie-in story “Growlabouts.” I have since penned a second independent piece titled “A Chat with a Werewolf.” No spoilers here! Come to Marscon 2018 January 12-14th to get your signed copy. The ebook version will be available in February 2018.

Days of Note

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It’s time for news on release dates and the progress of various titles. Here we go!

  • Grimtooth’s Trapsylvania was officially announced by Goodman Games at GenCon 2017. Still awaiting news of its Kickstarter date.
  • Growlabouts, my werewolf short story for the “Bare Your Teeth and Growl” MarsCon anthology went to the editor on August 24, 2017. This tale is set in my Utopea universe.
  • City of the Gods: Forgotten audiobook was released at Audible.com on August 30, 2017. Full details on my City of the Gods Universe page. 
  • City of the Gods: Ambassador is coming along nicely. No release date yet.
  • A potential project conceived as City of the Gods: Prelude has been discussed with M.Scott Verne. That’s all you need to know right now!