S.C. Parris

S.C. Parris

Dark Fantasy Author

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Welcome to my Blog! Here you’ll find posts about my life, inspiration I find on the way, and of course, writing updates, excerpts, and cover reveals! I’ll even be reviewing books I read (if you’re here for movies I’m into, check Monster thoughts). Grab your tea (or coffee) and stay awhile!

Creativity At Long Last; Burning Willow Press

I have a lot to talk about in this post as it’s been a long time since I’ve shared, I know.
For one, I’m fully moved into my new apartment, and more days at work aside, with classes wrapping up for the third week of December, I have decidedly more time to focus on my goals:

  • Getting The Two Swords to the editor by the end of December,
  • Receiving, and reviewing some fantasy submissions to my dear friend’s new publishing company, Burning Willow Press, to which I am the fantasy acquisitions editor. (Call it a fun hobby if you will.) Please send some my way!
  • And lastly, writing to this blog more, sharing more of my writing exploits, and where possible the personal.

I know January is fast upon us, and thus will begin my year-long single-minded train on the advertisement of my first book, due out February 2016, by Permuted Press.

I’ve created a Spotify Playlist for The Dark World

Spotify Playlist for The Dark World

and The Immortal’s Guide at the behest of my lovely boyfriend, and I’m quite pleased with the result, although I, myself, don’t really base the music I listen to off what I’m writing at the time. I’ve stated before in this blog, I believe, that while the music is on, I’m lost in the story, and the music is merely background noise anyhow. I leave music on while doing homework, writing my books, playing the Sims 4,



Dragon Age: Inquisition

dainquisitionBoth games take up a good chunk of my time, well they did. I have been writing into the wee hours of the night, some great stuff as well, and I can’t wait to have you guys read it.

Also, you guys can add me on Instagram to see what I’m up to as I’ll more than likely post pictures and such about my life and the books. You can also access my instagram by looking over to the left of this post – my feed is right there. 🙂

Another thing, I’m attempting to be more active on Twitter, and would be more than welcome in talking to a few of you, be it readers or other authors. If you’re so inclined you can follow me here.

With all of this, working, and transferring to a new school for January, I’m quite the busy bee…or…vampire-enthusiast, if you will. Ah well, nothing like work, and the comfort of home, and loved ones to see it all through.

Accurate depiction of my loved ones.

I hope you are all happy, and doing what you love.

Do keep your bite,


and visit me at SCParris.com for all my little personal quips and tidbits that aren’t really writing related.

Go on, I'll wait.

And do follow The Dark World Series’s Tumblr Page. I believe it captures the theme of the whole series quite well.

Like this, for instance.

TTFN, you vampire-loving, blood-sucking, night-walking sons of you know what!


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What I'm Working On Next:

The Tales of Sinner Sharpe: Dark Waters

Title: Sinner Sharpe: Dark Waters

Genre: Dark Epic Fantasy

Wordcount: 90k

Planned Deadline: February 2023

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The New Year & A New Focus On My Vampires
I'm choosing, with this round of storytelling, to dive into 'harder topics,' and things I want to write about. I want to give my worlds more nuance, my characters more stakes, and hopefully more heart. I write for everyone but I cannot deny my experiences--Black experiences--are what have shaped me and should shape my writing. I'm adamant about this because of the erasure of my Black characters in THE DARK WORLD series by white readers.
The Tales of Sinner Sharpe: Dark Waters
This helped shape the nature of the story: Sinner is an outcast from this island. He has no magical ability, same as all from Othril, and when on the mainland, this lack of magical ability is apparent—he is ostracized not only because of his physical dark features, but his inability.
Gothic Horror And Inspiration
It was always my intention as of late, with Sinner Sharpe to delve into the horror he's facing--not physical horror--at least not yet, but the mental horror. He's seeing horrific visions, he's losing large gaps of time, he's being attacked on his ship (an already enclosed space) for weeks.
DRACULA is (finally) out in E-Book Format!
If you haven't opened your email by now (and why aren't you subscribed to the newsletter, yet?) then you don't know that DRACULA: Book 6, the final book in The Dark World series has been released!