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Created 15 December 1996 | Edited by MaryD

The Power, The Passion - Their Courage Changed Our World

Xena The Bard's Corner

Latest Xena Fan Fiction

2 March 2019

How's this for exciting!

SwordnQuil (Sue Beck)'s Redemption, Retribution and Restitution is going to be published once again! AUSXIP Publishing will be doing the honors (and I get to create the covers again!)

Book 1: Redemption

Redemption is the story of a young woman who finds out that the best things in life are often found in the last place you’d look for them. Angel is a small-town girl who finds herself trapped within her worst nightmare, a state penitentiary. She finds inner strength, maturity, friendship and love while at the same time giving to others something she thought she’d lost within herself: Hope. It is the story of how Angel rediscovers hope blazing within the piercing blue eyes of another inmate, Ice

Book 2: Retribution

Retribution is a story with action, drama, suspense and too many emotions to list. Told by Angel herself, it will let you see into her very soul. This sequel to Redemption details the lives of Ice and Angel as they cross over the border and try to make new lives in a small vacation town in Canada. They meet both friends and enemies along the way and their love for one another grows and deepens. But obviously, as a fugitive from justice, danger is always only one step away for Ice. The man who fixed it so that she was sent to jail for a crime he committed is out to get her again. Several of his cronies manage to find her and she trades her life for Angel’s and is dragged away. Can she save herself and find her way back to Angel and happiness?


Picking up three months after “Retribution” left off, this is the story of how Ice finally makes full restitution for her crimes by agreeing to a plea bargain set up by a secret justice probe. The authorities are out to get the man who’s almost twice killed Ice (and who is in possession of some secrets which could topple a state government if he’s caught). She only agrees to the plea because if she doesn’t, Angel will be incarcerated for harboring a fugitive, and Ice will not let that happen.

4 February 2019

Updated MaryE's FanFic Section with new Classic stories

2 February 2019


I'm ECSTATIC to announce that an idea that I've had rattling around in my noggin will become reality. You are all aware of Xena: Their Courage Changed Our World and it's release is in 2020. Well I can now announce a SECOND volume (that will be sold together) and this will be focused on something that is dear to my heart - FAN FICTION.

I am BEYOND thrilled to announce that the LEGENDARY Xena fanfic reviewer Lunacy (aka Maribel Piloto) has agreed to write the opening chapter of this book PLUS include all her reviews and let me tell you folks, I've enjoyed Lunacy's Xena Fan Fic reviews as much as the stories. I'm simply OVERJOYED!

Fan Fiction has been the breeding ground of some INCREDIBLE works of fiction by EXTRAORDINARY bards (as we affectionately call our writers in the Xenaverse). These breeding grounds have produced award winning authors out in the Known World. How did that happen? Well this book will tell you BUT WAIT THERE'S MORE!

Not only is it going to have all that goodness but YOU will get a chance to vote on your favourite fan fic stories (they don't have to be on Lunacy's list). The TOP TEN voted on stories will be listed in the book and a link to the story will be included.

and I'm borrowing Graphic Art CallisCreations's awesome cover of her fanfic covers site to pretty this post up.


18 October 2018

The Conqueror's Stone by DJWP (Conqueror / Alt)

I wasn't a big Conqueror story kind of gal and very few conqueror stories really interested me but when DJWP wrote this absolutely fantastic piece I was overjoyed. It's a brilliant piece It's a Xena and Conqueror story rolled into one..that is OUR present Xena and the Conqueror. Very interesting.

Xippy Award Winner 1999

6 September 2018
15 August 2018

I was interviewed on The Lesbian Review Podcast "The Lesbian Talk Show"

Being An Author, Ally & Starting AUSXIP with Mary D Brooks
The Lesbian Review Podcast

In this episode of The Lesbian Review Podcast Sheena is joined today by Mary D Brooks author, ally and founder of AusXip.

Find out

  • Why Mary D Brooks thinks that fanfic is a great place for writers to start
  • How AUSXIP was born
  • Why the questions of being an ally was never a question


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