Award-winning museum professional and puppetry artist, Susan Bass Marcus writes novels, and her short stories have been published in print and online. Her essays and musings appear here in the WordPress blog, “Susan Bass Marcus Writes,” https://susanbassmarcus.net, and her Malevir series website is http://www.malevir.com. Marcus is also a cartoonist about contemporary life; through her drawings, women from a variety of situations express their opinions and share their reactions to current events.
In 2015 she published her first novel, Malevir: Dragons Return, which had its origin in her oral storytelling and puppet theater work. Long a fan of dragons and other magical creatures, Marcus crafted the world of Dragonwolder and populated it with dragon clans, an enigmatic menace called the Malevir, many sprites, goblins, beleaguered humans, and a few giants. The writing process was arduous but rewarding; it resulted in the 2018 publication of a sequel, Where Dragons Follow: Return of the Malevir. Marcus’ latest work is a tight, driving narrative with a small cast of characters and a strong story line. Her illustrations, including a map of Dragonwolder, boost the characters’ images and set the narrative’s tone.
Booksellers can order the works through Ingram, but they are also available on Amazon.com https://www.amazon.com/Where-Dragons-Follow-Malevir-Dragonwolder/dp/1732143404