Fern Brady is the founder and CEO of Inklings Publishing.  She began her professional life as a foreign correspondent, taught for 15 years in Alief ISD, and is a full-time Realtor in Houston. She has published numerous short stories, two children's picture books, a couple of poems, and is excited about the upcoming release of her debut novel, United Vidden, which will be book one in her Alliance in Peril Series.  She is an active member of the Houston Writers Guild, with whom she served as CEO for four years, and of the Texas Authors Association as well as of Blood Over Texas and the Romance Writers of America. Follow Fern's writing at: www.fernbrady.com


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Pen Names

Sir Andross Draneg

Lady Nefari Ydarb

Sir Andross Draneg was born in the city of Dran in the Principality of Aulden on planet Jorn. Destined to take over the family farm and after attaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture and Husbandry from the University of Aul, he enlisted in the army when war broke out between Dravidia and Aulden.  Thanks to his valiant deeds, he was knighted and came to be a confidant of the King and Queen of the united kingdom of Auldivia. During his many quests and adventures in their service, he had occasion to collect the varied legends, myths, and stories about Thyrein’s Galactic Wall.  Lady Nefari Ydarb, Cliektess of the Fragma desert tribe of Jorn, inherited Sir Andross’s personal belongings. Together with Fern Brady, she has begun the work of compiling and seeking publication for this great Jornian writer’s work. 

Lady Nefari Ydarb was born in the year 25 IR (Imperial Reign) in Soane City on planet Jorn. The daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Soane, Lady Nefari married Evig, Cliek of the Fragma desert tribe. As Cliektess, she heads the UDT (United Desert Tribes), an organization that focuses on resolving conflicts between the seven tribes of the Jornian desert in amicable and mutually beneficial ways. In 65 IR, she was appointed by Emperor Orlic to the committee on Intergalactic Animal Rights and Humane Treatment of Subhuman Species.  


On one of Lady Nefari’s trips to Houston, TX, she met Fern Brady, of Inklings Publishing, and the friendship grew over the years. Having always wanted to be a writer, Lady Nefari was barred from becoming an author on her home planet due to her social position as the wife of a Jornian “Sheik.” Through her friend, Fern, she is now adapting her work for an Earth audience.  


Lady Nefari lives in Fragma Keep at the heart of the Frag Oasis with her husband and three sons.  Lady Nefari enjoys spending her days off with her dogs, riding on her trusty mare, and reading or writing in the cozy library of her home.


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