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!


A point of contention for me is keeping up with this website and updating both it and this blog.

I know I’ve been utterly terrible in doing so, and I’m not so sure I understand the ‘blogosphere’ or how things are meant to work on it.

All I do know is that I have written posts sporadically, except for when I attempted to do “Blood Talk” series on the different types of Dark Creatures that litter the pages of my series. But alas, I stopped after getting to the “Phoenixes” post–why? Because school or work probably got in the way or I was in the position of going through lots of changes–which is always true for me.

I’m not sure why, truly.

All I know it was something I meant to do and never accomplished it.

Meanwhile, in the real world, I’ve been writing much more as of late (thanks to Spring Break this week), and hope to at least get to the middle of DRACULA before the end of March. Something of a lofty goal as I stare at the current date, but writing again has reminded me how much work this is, how much fun it is, and how much more I have to learn about it or remind myself about it.

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As lethargy and (some kind of) depression rears its ugly head, I shall sign off on here, only to continue writing the last book in this series. (Perhaps that is what has me so lackadasical and procrastinating on the project.)

I will attempt, as I always do, to keep up with this blog, but I’m not sure what exactly one would want to read from me?

More writing process posts?

More personal posts?

More book-only, character-driven posts?

Academic posts about an English Major near graduation?

Let me know in whatever avenue you see fit? (I’m all over social media.)

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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!