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!


fbnotificationsSo you know that pesky Facebook change that’s coming at the dawn of the new year? No? Well, it’s a little thing that reduces visibility on Facebook Pages, like mine above, and well…everyone who has a Facebook Page for their business.
It sucks for a few reasons. One of ’em is that, we already can’t get our posts we DO posts on there visible to all of the people that have ‘liked’ our page (we have to pay for further visibility to really get anyone interested in our content), and they decided to make it so you have to click a little button, even if you’ve already liked the page, to ‘Get Notifications.’

I’ve given you guys a screenshot of this to help you see what it’s like. So go, I implore you, go forth and click those buttons on all the pages you have ‘liked,’ that is, if you want content. And you do want content from us right?

You especially do for me, because this upcoming year promises to be a busy year for me.

After all, there are only


I mean, that’s a pretty big deal. It’s been about three years since I self-published The Dark World: A Delacroix Novel, and to now have signed a contract with Permuted Press for all five books, it’s astounding how much can change in as little as a year.

To further that thought, I went on an interview for Weinstein Books recently for an internship.

It was amazing being in that office, for starters, and I should hear back from them (after doing a little work for them) in the first week of January or sooner. (Hopefully sooner.)

In other news, I had an amazing writing streak yesterday, where I clocked in two chapters of The Two Swords, writing the whole entire day, only stopping for food and other things. It was glorious.

Today, of course, as equilibrium would have it, the ideas have left me and I don’t want to think about writing, let alone look at the story, so of course, I took to Instagram.

I had to stop by the DMV after dropping my boyfriend, Alfred, off to work. I’ll admit, I was dreading it, wanting to put it off for another day because the DMV is known for being horrible in every aspect. Wait times, rude people…etc.

Surpringly, within minutes of sitting down, they called my number:

dmvand I, flummoxed as I was, looked around for my booth, took my eye exam, renewed my license, and left.

dmv2I’d never been out of there so fast.

Needless to say I was quite happy to have the rest of the day to myself.

So this






And not to be outdone, Sage had to get in on the mindless videos:

Currently watching The Good Wife (I’m kind of obsessed), and laying on the couch in a lipsticked-slump of numbness.

What are you up to?

With blood and love,



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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!