TRIALS Blog Tour!


Released Nov. 28th!


Rogue Mage Anthology Vol. I

21 Vignettes and Short Stories set in Faith Hunter’s World of Thorn St. Croix

Edited by Spike Y Jones with Faith Hunter

The Rogue Mage world began long ago, when the epic battle between the High Host and the Darkness was won and lost. TRIALS takes fans of Thorn St. Croix into the past, before the opening pages of BLOODRING. These stories, set in Faith Hunter’s Rogue Mage world, are adventures with new characters and old, facing dangers unimaginable. And they must save the world all over again.

If you ever wondered what happened between seraphs, kylen, second-unforeseen, mages, seraph-touched, spawn, humans, dragons, and their creatures before the series, now is your chance to delve deeper and wider. TRIALS features new short stories from nine authors—including Faith Hunter—and vignettes from the Rogue Mage role playing game.

TRIALS will be followed soon by TRIBULATIONS, and then by the omnibus TRIUMPHANT.

TRIALS Authors: Faith Hunter, Misty Massey, Lou J Berger, Ken Schrader, Spike Y Jones, Diana Pharaoh Francis, Christina Stiles, Tamsin Silver, Melissa McArthur.

TRIBULATIONS Authors: Faith Hunter, Jean Rabe, Spike Y Jones, Christina Stiles, Lucienne Diver.


faith hunterFAITH HUNTER is the NYT and USAToday bestselling author of the Jane Yellowrock series, the Soulwood series and the Rogue Mage series. She collects orchids and animal skulls, loves the rain, and writes fantasy. She likes to cook soup and bake homemade bread, and go to the shooting range to hone her skills. She also runs Class III whitewater rivers, edits the occasional anthology, and drinks a lot of tea. Some days she’s a lady. Some days she ain’t.

For more, see , and To keep up with her, like her fan page on Facebook.

For what the author thought about returning to the Rogue Mage world, go here.

head-shot-poss4LUCIENNE DIVER is the author of Vamped young adult series (think Clueless meets Buffy) and the Latter-Day Olympians urban fantasy series from Samhain, which Long and Short Reviews called “a clever mix of Janet Evanovich and Rick Riordan”. Her short stories have appeared in the KICKING IT anthology edited by Faith Hunter and Kalayna Price (Roc Books), the STRIP-MAULED and FANGS FOR THE MAMMARIES anthologies edited by Esther Friesner (Baen Books) and her essay “Abuse” was published in DEAR BULLY: 70 Authors Tell Their Stories (HarperCollins). More information can be found on her website:


MISTY MASSEY is the author of MAD KESTREL, a rollicking adventure of magic on the high seas (Tor), KESTREL’S VOYAGES, a collection of short stories featuring those rambunctious pirates (Amazon) and the upcoming KESTREL’S DANCE (Lore Seekers Press). She is a co-editor of THE WEIRD WILD WEST (Espec) and LAWLESS LANDS (Falstaff Books), and a founding member of Magical Words, the well-known blog for and about writers ( When she’s not writing, Misty studies Middle Eastern Dance and performs at regional events as the opportunities arise. You can keep up with what Misty’s doing at mistymassey.comFacebook and Twitter.

For what the author thought about writing in the Rogue Mage world, go here.

head-shotLOU J BERGER lives in Denver, Colorado with his high-school crush, three kids, two Sheltie dogs and a kink-tailed cat with a hidden agenda. He began writing short stories just shy of his fortieth birthday and has been published in a variety of venues. A member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, he is now working on his first novel. His author website is

Follow him on Facebook and Twitter.

For what the author thought about writing in the Rogue Mage world, go here.

head-shot-and-profile-picKEN SCHRADER is a science fiction and fantasy writer, a shameless Geek, a fan of the Oxford comma, and makes housing
decisions based upon the space available for bookshelves. Ken loves music of (almost) all kinds, books, the big sky off his front porch, Star Wars, Firefly, Blind Guardian (to which, he writes almost exclusively), star gazing, jasmine tea, and the smell of rain on the air.

Ken lives in Michigan, is co-owned by several dogs (especially the Border Collie), and is one of the rare breed of folk that enjoys mowing the lawn.

Visit his website at, follow him on Twitter, or find him on Facebook.

For what the author thought about writing in the Rogue Mage world, go here.

Trials – Character Sheet – How a Moon Mage Comes to Life


SPIKE Y JONES is a long-haired, tie-dye-wearing Canadian editor, writer, and trained philosopher. There not being a lot of money in philosophy, he’s concentrated his energies on his other talents.

As a writer, Spike’s work has ranged from write-ups of Dungeons & Dragons monsters in the ’80s all the way to stories about different sorts of monsters in this collection three decades later.

As an editor, Spike started by editing a presidential campaign game in 1992, and now in his day job edits 2016 presidential campaign transcripts. Rogue Mage: Trials and Rogue Mage: Tribulations are the first short-story anthologies he’s edited.

di-picDIANA PHARAOH FRANCIS was born, lived, and is not dead yet. She writes fantasy stories with much adventure, romance, and danger. She’s owned by two corgis, has two children and a husband, likes rocks, geocaching, knotting up yarn, baking bread, Victorian England, and Monty Python. She can often be found cackling madly over her keyboard.

CHRISTINA STILES is an award-winning freelance tabletop roleplaying game writer, editor, and developer from South Carolina, who occasionally tries her hand at fiction and game publishing. She is the developer and co-author of The Rogue Mage RPG: Roleplaying in the World of Faith Hunter.

tamsin-headshot-8-2016TAMSIN L. SILVER is a writer of Urban and Historical Fantasy. Originally from Michigan, Tamsin currently lives in New York City. She holds a BA in Theatre and Secondary Education, with a minor in Creative Writing and Shakespeare, from Winthrop University. She’s also taught both middle and high school drama, and run two award-winning theater companies. She loves her dog, cat, swimming, wild west history, and visiting New Mexico.

You can learn more about her web series, books, short stories, and social media links, by visiting her website,

For what the author thought about writing in the Rogue Mage world, go here.

melgMELISSA MCARTHUR is a master swordswoman, a world-renowned traveler, and lover of all things bookish. One of these things is actually true. When she isn’t saving the world, one word at a time, she’s busy lecturing university students on parenthetical citations and torturing authors with her red pen. She can be found at any of the following cyber places:

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

JEAN RABE is the author of three dozen novels and a hundred or so short stories. When she isn’t writing, which isn’t often, she tosses tennis balls to her cadre of dogs, visits museums, and plays wargames. Visit her on the web at:

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3 thoughts on “TRIALS Blog Tour!

    1. Mindy Post author

      This isn’t a formal tour. It’s a compilation of the various authors blogs about their part in Trials. Thank you.