Welcome to my writing page! I'm Luke Maynard, a writer of fiction, drama, and poetry based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
My fiction mostly falls into speculative categories, though I've tried my hand with everything from stage to screen to metered poetry. My most recent published pieces are to be found in Cthulhusattva and A Breath From The Sky, two recent annual anthologies of Lovecraftian weird fiction from Martian Migraine Press. You can hear more about my Works in Progress below!
THE SEASON OF THE PLOUGH
Book I of the Travalaith Saga
I'm thrilled to announce the publication of my first novel, The Season of the Plough, by Cynehelm Press!
The Travalaithi Empire is in a state of unrest, and the sleepy frontier town of Widowvale was meant to be a refuge from the looming civil war. But when the local militia’s hunt for a lowly poacher turns up a mysterious child at the heart of an unreliable prophecy, the town’s fortunes are transformed forever, and the deadly troubles of the outside world are brought home for the harvest.
Now available on Amazon or ask for it at your local bookstore! More info on the Cynehelm Press page.
Cynehelm Press, 2019. 334 pages
ISBN: 9781989542026 (hardcover)
9781989542019 (Kindle ebook)
•WRITING IN THE WORKS•
Here's a taste of what I'm working on now...
Works In Progress
The Season of the Cerulyn
Book II of the Travalaith Saga, The Season of the Cerulyn, is 90% done and nearly ready for editors. Expect a late 2019/early 2020 release!
A heart-wrenching (sometimes literally) revisionary fairy tale, loosely set in the historically murky Celtic Spain of the Dark Ages. Just getting started.
Infinite Princess 9000
A silly but fun little novel of interstellar adventure and romance, inspired by both golden-age pulp sci-fi and retro animé of the 1980s. First in a series of animé-styled pulps, maybe to be self-published just for fun.
The Bee-Wolf of Howrot, a somewhat Seussian re-imagining of Beowulf for younger readers and old readers (and ancient readers) alike. Written in four-beat alliterative Anglo-Saxon verse and Seussian long couplets at the same time.
Moros Wars, a one-hour action/drama series that does away with the sparkle and relationship angst of being a vampire, and restores them to their place as cunning, highly political kings of the night. Two-part pilot complete; working on a series bible.