Verna McKinnon

Verna McKinnon creates heroic fantasy with heroines who have no need of rescue.

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Verna McKinnon is a fantasy author of heroines. She is the author of the novels, The Bardess of Rhulon, Gate of Souls & Tree of Bones. Fantasy is her genre of choice, though she has some science fiction in the works. You can read her blog and updates, plus some of her previously published short stories at her website Follow Verna on Twitter @ & Facebook for the latest on her writing life as a fantasy author.

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The Orphan Changeling

Published Apr 25, 2019 · 3,720 words (14 minutes) · 50 views

Fantasy fairy

A Changeling's love is sacrificed for magic.

It was a cloudy evening in Arizona on the night of the full moon. The clouds and the moon playing hide and seek really brought out the colors in the sky with the moon’s halo dispersing through the clouds. Perfect time for capture.


Dragon Toast

Published Mar 22, 2019 · 6,079 words (23 minutes) · 65 views


The magic of childhood friendships is special, even for dragons.


Flint & Steele

Published Mar 20, 2019 · 3,497 words (13 minutes) · 1 like · 90 views


Two unusual friends learn hard lessons about trust and faith in a perilous, magical world.

Forest Light