Joshua Allen Mercier, Executive Editor

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JOSHUA ALLEN MERCIER is the Founder and Executive Editor of The Bearded Scribe Press, an independent publishing house dedicated to the broad genre of speculative fiction. He is a writer, a self-confessed linguaphile and philologist, a proud bibliophile, a coffee addict, and an unrepentant grammar geek. He is also a professional mixologist (a darn good one, thank you very much!) with over fourteen years of cocktail-slinging experience. He currently has two series in progress, but that’s all the information he’s sharing about the projects at the moment. When he is not working, editing, or writing, he enjoys singing, cooking, and spending time with his family. Joshua lives in the Atlanta area with his partner, Jeremiah, and their two Chihuahuas, Bailey and Chanel.

Joshua's Published Works

Fire & Ash (02/13/2015)

There were two witches in a wood; one was evil, one was good.
A cloak of red, a cloak of black, like the fire and the ash.

Fire & Ash—a short story published in The Bearded Scribe Press' inaugural anthology, Twice Upon A Time—is a unique, simultaneous retelling of the Grimm Brothers' Little Red Riding Hood and Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont's Beauty and the Beast. A dark Magic Realism meets Historical Fantasy set within post-Trials Salem Village, it is the story of a set of twin sisters, Rowan and Rhiannon, and their pursuit of their majickal birthright, one hidden from them by their grandmother.  This dark tale of jealousy and revenge is not for the feign of heart.

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