Bio

MA Fox is an expat American editor and author living in Adelaide, South Australia. With a few short story publications under her belt, she is now inching towards the completion of her first novel, a historical fantasy set in Ancient Rome.

Monica has a Bachelor in Classical History / English and an MA in Writing. She loves to blend elements of the ancient world into her fictional pieces.

When she isn’t writing, you can find Monica doodling, meditating, or staring blankly at a computer screen.

Book 1 of the Dark Annals Trilogy

The Nephilim, descendants of impudent angels, have been cursed to walk the earth until the end of days, forced to drink the blood of the living to survive. When the Romans siege the holy city of Jerusalem and destroy the Great Temple, the Nephilim Council send their greatest warrior, Sarai, and her protege, Japheth, to Rome to recover the stolen temple goods in an effort to repair relations with the humans.

Yet the pair discover more than they bargained for as mutilated, decapitated bodies start surfacing in the Tiber River. Convinced that the deaths are related to the Nephilim’s most dangerous enemies, The Fallen, Sarai embarks on a quest to uncover the motive behind the murders. What she discovers will change the world forever.

Set against the backdrop of 1st century AD Rome, Blood on the Tiber is a vampire creation story entwined with Old Testament mythology that will draw you into a bloody tale of good vs evil. The dilemma will be in deciphering one from the other.

Short Stories

Another Time, Another Place Anthology

Featuring stories from 10 new and vibrant authors, each of whom are current or former students of Swinburne University of Technology’s Master of Arts (Writing) program, this anthology will transport you into another time, and another place. (Attributed to Monica Cook)

Conviction: Vol. 2

Deep within the bowels of The Con are untold secrets and treasures to be gleaned if you are willing to don costumes appropriate to the genre and arm yourself with the correct accessories. The question remains though, what will it cost you and can you get out alive? Let your curiosity lead you into the next issue of Con(viction) where convention attendees hold all the cards and weave macabre tales of untimely demise. And when the end of life leads to more pressing matters, the dead find ways to speak their mind. (Attributed to Monica Cook)

After Lines

Fairy-tales, myths and fables spark the imagination. They give us hints of insight, windows and snapshots of greater stories. On the surface, however, these tales are simply entertaining. But what if that’s not enough? After Lines takes the classically told fairy-tale, myth, legend, or fable, and brings its hidden complexity to the surface.