In an exclusive interview with, popular fantasy & science fiction author Rosemary Edghill announced that she has a new book coming out.

Cover art by Larry Dickson

KR:  You’ve written a new book!  What’s it called?

RE: It’s called The Waters and the Wild.

KR: You’re famous for your collaborations with Mercedes Lackey, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Andre Norton, Marvel Comics’Tom DeFalco, and others.  Is this a solo project or did you co-write it with another author? 

RE: This is a collaboration with Mercedes Lackey, set in the “Underhill” universe, which contains the SERRAted Edge, Eric The Bard, Arcanum 101, and several other sub-series. 

KR: Do you need to have read the earlier books to make sense of this one? 

RE: The Waters and the Wild takes place in that same universe, but while the politics, the lore, and the magic will be familiar to readers of the previous books, it’s also a good place to jump in to the series because this is a standalone and not connected to the other story-arcs.

KR: When will The Waters and the Wild be available in bookstores?

RE: Both the hardcover and the e-book will be released October 1st (2019).  I can’t wait to hear what everyone thinks about it—I admit I am a compulsive follower of reader reviews.

KR: With the collaboration, who wrote what and how much?

RE: I wrote roughly 3/4 of the book, working from an outline Misty and I brainstormed together.  I defy anyone to tell which chapters are hers and which are mine. 

KR: Thank you for the interview, Rosemary Edghill!


Deeply depressed Olivia, whose parents are divorcing, is ripe for manipulation. And swimming star Blake is looking for someone just like her. Although her friend tries to warn her, Olivia falls for his ploys and accepts an invitation to go to the Adirondack resort camp of Lake Endor with him and his family.

But all is not as it seems at the hundred year old resort. Not only does Olivia discover that Blake is not the guy she thought he was, there is something sinister afoot at the lake.

There is something lying beneath the waters of Lake Endor. Something not of this world.

Will Olivia be drawn under or will she allow true friends to draw her from the lure of oblivion?

For those who can’t wait until October to read the new book, the first two chapters are available on line at Baen Books’ website.


Susan Macdonald
Susan Macdonald

Susan Macdonald is the author of the children’s book “R is for Renaissance Faire”, as well as 26 short stories, mostly fantasy in “Alternative Truths”, “Swords and Sorceress ”, Swords &Sorceries Vols. 1, 2, & 5, “Cat Tails” “Under Western Stars”, and “Knee-High Drummond and the Durango Kid”. Her articles have appeared on’s web site, in The Inquisitr, and in The Millington Star. She enjoys Renaissance Faires (see book above), science fiction conventions,  Highland Games, and Native American pow-wows.