Maura Dailey
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Joined 07-31-03, id: 367537, Profile Updated: 04-21-12
Author has written 4 stories for Fantasy.

I apologize for falling off the face of the Earth again. This happens every few months, usually when some sequence of events comes around to kick my butt. I maintain a blog (Póg Mo Thón) that I update a few times a month with everyday news.

I'm a mild mannered computer geek with an overactive imagination and too much free time on my hands. I'm 28 now, and I enjoy reading the likes of Garth Nix, Phillip Pullman, Jim Butcher, Guy Gabriel Kay, Neal Stephenson, Patricia Wrede, Patricia McKillip, Peter S. Beagle, Tamora Pierce, Phillip K. Dick, and far too many others to list here. Reading has always been at the top of the list of things I love to do best, and ever since the end of high school, I've been writing my own stories. I post my main stories here, but I also post odds and ends at my literary blog, Ideascrawls. It's not nearly as polished as what usually ends up on my FictionPress account, but you'll find rough drafts of what I have here and quite a bit more.

An Accident of Birth is my latest work, written for NaNoWriMo and polished in the months that followed until I felt ready to post it where other people could see and comment on it. Yes, it's really just another take on the Arthurian legends, but it takes itself much less seriously. I have another more serious reworking of the Arthurian legend in the works, but I put it aside to write this one. Maybe this will inspire me to write more in this vein. Mythology and folklore has always been a favorite genre of mine.

RPG Files is a series of short humor pieces, inspired by too many video games and a little Dungeons and Dragons on the side. I've tentatively labeled it "complete." We'll see if inspiration strikes again, though I'm running out of archetypes.

Seraphim's Path is an old NaNoWriMo entry. It got squeezed out of the way when schoolwork and projects got in the way. I love the idea behind it, but I have yet to properly revisit it, since I never actually came up with a plot. Oops. I have the characters, the setting, and most of their motivations, but I don't have anything for them to do. When I figure that out, I'll post what I come up with. If you had been reading it and want to pick my brain on what I was planning, you can email or message me, your choice. It's only fair.

Last on my list is Joshua: An Artisan Mage. I came up with the setting and a series of stories to tell during my freshman year in college. I would have been done by now, but it's the oldest story that I've continually worked on to date and as such, I've rewritten it several times from scratch. Trust me, there were many, many improvements. And at least two significant plot changes. I update it when I can, and I have a pretty good feel for where the story is going. I just need to work out exactly how I want to tell it. When I finish it, I might post the story that I've written for Rillian Harper. Yet another NaNoWriMo entry, and another failure. I'm not so great at speed writing.

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Joshua: An Artisan Mage reviews
Joshua has a terrible secret. He's an artisan mage, a rare type of mage deemed too dangerous to live by the academia mages that rule on his world. Now he's on the run, hoping to find a safe haven with the Resistance and a family he never knew he had.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 48 - Words: 98,135 - Reviews: 52 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 2/20/2008 - Published: 7/31/2003
An Accident of Birth reviews
Morgan Fallstone's only a summer away from entering college when her parents get divorced, so why she agreed to spend it on a road trip through the sunny countryside of Britain with her mother to visit a family she never knew she had is anyone's guess.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 28 - Words: 57,388 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Published: 6/5/2007 - Complete
RPG Files reviews
Interviews from a traditional RPG setting. A series of short pieces from the perspectives of common character archetypes.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Humor - Chapters: 4 - Words: 2,396 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 8/28/2006 - Published: 8/10/2006 - Complete
Seraphim's Path reviews
Everyone just dismisses Seraphim as a smart young woman, but Cataline (you can call her Cate) is more than a little suspicious that her best friend isn't what she appears to be. Of course, convincing an atheist she's God isn't going to be an easy sell.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Supernatural - Chapters: 5 - Words: 11,643 - Reviews: 3 - Updated: 12/1/2003 - Published: 11/7/2003