My name is Carol Marrs Phipps and I am an author who currently resides in Illinois. My first ebook, Elf Killers, which I wrote with my fantastic husband/co-author, Tom Phipps, was released from Hellfire Publishing in mid-July 2011. Since then my husband/co-author,Tom, and I have gone to indie publishing and a second edition of Elf Killers has been released.
Tom and I spent the majority of our teaching years in the Southwest U.S. (Arizona, New Mexico and Nevada) on different Native American Reservations. I believe we learned as much from our students as they did from us and a large number of them became the first dedicated fans of our stories.
Over time, I learned what I really enjoyed writing most was the same things I enjoyed reading the most. Fantasy. Everything from children’s fairy stories to dark fantasy. Elf Killers is definitely a fantasy on the dark side. It is about a once vast clan of Elves who are mercilessly being hunted and eaten by the Dyrney, (trolls) who are completely immune to magic.The story has a slightly different twist as it tells both the Elves’ and the Trolls’ points of view. Elf Killers was a lot of fun to write and I hope you all will enjoy reading it as much as Tom and I enjoyed writing it. Since Elf Killer’s publication, we have written and released nine more books: “Good Sister, Bad,Sister”, The Collector Witch, Stone Heart, The Burgeoning, The Reaper Witch, Doom, Heart of the Staff: Complete Series, Heart of the Staff: Complete Appendix and Wham! (Timewalker, book 1)
Not long after Tom and I married, I discovered to my joy that he, too, loved to write. We have been writing together ever since.
I grew up running around in the woods on a dairy farm. The neighbors would come over and we’d have big sings. In college I was something of an essayist. Then, I farmed for seventeen years and built banjos. Carol blew me away with her yarns, and I started writing with her. We spent the next couple of decades teaching on the Hualapai, Apache, Navajo and Paiute reservations, living clear out away from people, writing all the while. We recently crossed the Mississippi into Kentucky, and now I teach at Cairo High School, but we’re still writing.