On the matriarchal world of Muirin, seven-year-old Anwyn of the Dana Clan had interest in going to the Delbhana Clan's big party. Her arch-rival Siobhan would be there and Anwyn had promised t to pick a fight with her, matter how tempting it was to break the older girl's se. When Anwyn's efforts to protect her twin brother Cadfael from Siobhan's bullying failed, she was ready to fight even if it would get her in trouble with her mother and aunts. But an escalating series of near-fights between Anwyn and Siobhan led to a dare that Anwyn couldn't turn down, t after Siobhan failed so miserably at it. Accepting the challenge was the only thing that hor and pride would allow her to do, as well as the only way she had to protect her twin from Siobhan's bullying. So Anwyn marched off to the City of the Ladies, that alien fortress of crystal and silence in the middle of the river. What she found there was worth all the teasing and fights that had lead up to the challenge: the mysterious Ladies themselves at the heart of the City that the Delbhana Clan wanted everyone to forget.
Meyari McFarland has been telling stories since she was a small child. Originally they were acted out with stuffed animals for her younger brother but over time she has built muliple worlds full of characters she loves that have adventures all over their worlds. Telling stories for people to enjoy is one of her greatest joys. Her stories range from adventures appropriate to children to thoroughly adult erotica but they always feature strong characters who do what they think is right no matter what gets in their way. That's not terribly surprising given that Meyari is a similarly strong-willed person who tries to always do the right thing, even when its hard to accomplish. Meyari has been married for just under twenty years and has no children or pets. She lives in the Puget Sound, WA and enjoys the fog, rain and cool weather that are typical here. When vacation times come, she and her husband usually go somewhere warm like Hawaii or they go on their own adventures to Japan and other far away countries. Her life has included jobs ranging from cleaning motel rooms, food service, receptionist, building and editing digital maps, auditing and document control.