Interview with Ed Ahern, Author of “Cave Canem”

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The following is an interview with Ed Ahern, author of the short story “Cave Canem,” which appears in Neon Druid: An Anthology of Urban Celtic Fantasy (available now on Amazon in digital and paperback).

1) What inspired you to write your Neon Druid story, “Cave Canem”?

I wanted a supernatural figure with provenance who wasn’t already a beaten-to-death trope.

2) What’s something that always seems to pop up in the stories you write?

I have a snarky sense of humor and if I’m not careful I’ll stick in a zinger that spoils the mood I’m trying for.

3) Which book/story has had the biggest influence on your writing?

Several books by Ray Bradbury. He’s a little out of vogue now, but he’s able to generate a delicious sense of wonder in even scifi settings.

4) Excluding your Neon Druid story, what piece of writing are you most proud of, and…

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Interview with Alexandra Brandt, Author of “The Flat Above the Wynd”

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The following is an interview with Alexandra Brandt, author of the short story “The Flat Above the Wynd,” which appears in Neon Druid: An Anthology of Urban Celtic Fantasy (available now on Amazon in digital and paperback).

1) What inspired you to write your Neon Druid story, “The Flat Above the Wynd”?

My whole family has been pretty obsessed with all things Celtic since I can remember. My obsession turned into its own special brand of nerdery when I went on an archaeological tour of Scotland in 2015…wait, there is nothing archaeological in this story.

What DID inspire me was the time we spent in Edinburgh, exploring Old Town and discovering all the little alleyways (wynds and closes) and side courts along the Royal Mile. (We were absolutely the idiot tourists trying to climb the stairs of a private residence.) That’s where “The Flat Above the Wynd” came from.

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Read a Free Sample of NEON DRUID (Now Available on Amazon)

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The monstrous spreadsheets have all been laid to rest.

The wordsmiths have all been paid.

The stories have all been edited, proofread, and edited again.

The requisite sacrifices to Ogma — god of eloquence — have all been made.

Neon Druid is here.

Cross over into a world where the mischievous gods, goddesses, monsters, and heroes of Celtic mythology live among us, intermingling with unsuspecting mortals and stirring up mayhem in cities and towns on both sides of the Atlantic, from Limerick and Edinburgh to Montreal and Boston.

A collection of seventeen short stories, Neon Druid mixes urban fantasy and Celtic mythology, creating a universe where lecherous leprechauns and debaucherous druids inhabit the local pubs, and where shapeshifting water spirits from Scotland and sword-wielding warriors from Ireland lurk in the alleyways.

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