Mallory Wanless | Young Adult Fantasy Author

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Wife. Mom. Booknerd.


I have always been a massive bookworm. Books are my outlet when the world is overwhelming or too busy. Since having my kids, I've used books and stories to escape from the day-to-day of stay-at-home parenting.

I started writing my debut novel, Storm and Flame, in 2018. I like to describe it as a mix between Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian, Frost Blood by Elly Blake, and The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman, with a dash of Legend and Tella's banter from Legendary by Stephanie Garber, and a sprinkling of made-up words in a magical story that I thoroughly enjoy diving into. I'm hopeful that my future readers will love this story as much as I do.

Between raising very young kids, balancing homeschool, and navigating a pandemic, it took 3.5 years to complete the first draft.

Thanks to my incredibly supportive husband, Storm and Flame final be made its debut in the world on Sept 22, 2022. 

Blood and Destiny—the sequel to Storm and Flame—will be out in December 21, 2022, followed by the final book in this trilogy in March of 2023.