S. ANDREW SWANN & MARIE VIBBERT
S. Andrew Swann author of Marked (DAW 2019) and short story author and poet Marie Vibbert will read and discuss their work at Mac's on Thursday, August 22nd at 7 p.m
Marked, a dark portal fantasy, introduces Detective Dana Rohan who is an officer that solves crimes using the Mark that allows her to travel to alternate pasts and futures. Detective Dana Rohan has an excellent arrest and conviction rate. But even her partner doesn’t know the real reason why. All her life Dana has borne a Mark of unknown origin that she’s kept secret. A Mark that allows her to walk into alternate pasts and futures. A Mark that allows her to go back and see any crime as it’s being committed. But the life she’s carefully built around this secret ability begins to crumble when she’s assaulted by a ragged old man------
“Thoroughly impressed by this book, and highly recommend it to anyone familiar with the urban or high fantasy genres. The story will cleverly subvert the tropes you expect it to follow, and I bet that by the end, you’ll be wishing that the sequel was here already, just like I was.” —SFRevu
“A great book. I’ve never read any stories with the premise…. A mix between Doctor Who and the Invisible Library series, with a dash of that old tv show Sliders mixed in as well.” —Slapdash + Sundry
S. Andrew Swann lives in the Greater Cleveland area. He has a background in mechanical engineering. He has published twenty-three novels over the past eighteen years, which include science fiction, fantasy, and horror. His latest series is his epic space opera, the Apotheosis trilogy, and his humorous fantasy series, the Dragon Princess novels. He can be found at sandrewswann.com.
Marie Vibbert is a computer programmer from Cleveland, Ohio and an organizer for the Cleveland Game Developers group. She is a member of the Cleveland science fiction writing workshop The Cajun Sushi Hamsters from Hell. Marie attended Clarion in 2013, and joined SWFA in 2014. She has published over forty short stories in Analog, Daily Science Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy and other publications. Her work is included in Terra! Tara! Terror!, Do Not Go Quietly: An Anthology of Victory in Defiance and If This Goes On: The Science Fiction Future of Today's Politics.