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Welcome to our new Saturday Spotlight feature where we at the Uncharted Library will be hosting a new spotlight every Saturday to showcase the incredible talent of self-published fantasy authors!

For our very first Saturday Spotlight, please welcome Stephanie Burgis and her upcoming romantic fantasy comedy Scales and Sensibility, which combines regency with dragons! Scales and Sensibility is coming October 4th.

Sensible, practical Elinor Tregarth really did plan to be the model poor relation when she moved into Hathergill Hall. She certainly never meant to kidnap her awful cousin Penelope’s pet dragon. She never expected to fall in love with the shameless – but surprisingly sweet – fortune hunter who came to court Penelope. And she never dreamed that she would have to enter into an outrageous magical charade to save her younger sisters’ futures.

However, even the most brilliant scholars of 1817 England still haven’t ferreted out all the lurking secrets of rediscovered dragonkind…and even the most sensible of heroines can still make a reckless wish or two when she’s pushed. Now Elinor will have to find out just how rash and resourceful she can be when she sets aside all common sense. Maybe, just maybe, she’ll even be impractical enough to win her own true love and a happily ever after…with the unpredictable and dangerous “help” of the magical creature who has adopted her.

A frothy Regency rom-com full of pet dragons and magical misadventures, Scales and Sensibility is a full-length novel and the first in a new series of standalone romantic comedies.

Scales and Sensibility will be published on October 4th 2021 at 308 pages.

About the Author

Stephanie Burgis grew up in America but now lives in Wales with her husband (fellow writer Patrick Samphire), their two young sons, and their extremely vocal tabby cat. In between those two points, she spent time playing in orchestras, studying music history in Vienna, and editing the website of an opera company in Leeds.

She writes fun, funny MG fantasy adventures for kids and wildly romantic historical fantasy novels for adults.

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Her first book, A MOST IMPROPER MAGICK, won the 2011 Waverton Good Read Children’s Award for Best Début Children’s Novel by a British Author, and it was followed by two more novels and a novella (“Courting Magic”) in the Unladylike Adventures of Kat Stephenson series. Her book THE DRAGON WITH A CHOCOLATE HEART (published by Bloomsbury in the UK, Australia, the US and Canada) marked the beginning of a sparkling new chocolate-infused fantasy adventure series for children.

She is also the author of a series of wildly romantic historical fantasy novellas for adults, THE HARWOOD SPELLBOOK (which begins with SNOWSPELLED), as well as two full-length novels for adults, MASKS AND SHADOWS and CONGRESS OF SECRETS (published by Pyr Books in the US and Canada), and she co-edited the anthology THE UNDERWATER BALLROOM SOCIETY. She has had over thirty short stories published in various magazines and anthologies.

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