What I Write

Fantasy, sci-fi, magical realism. Striving for character-driven stories, different viewpoints, and immersive world-building.

*Insert Subplot Here is a blog about my experiences with writing, editing, submitting, and general productivity hacks, all sprinkled liberally with snarky footnotes, and guest posts.

Fiction is a collection of both published and exclusive short stories and novellas, and it’s the best price, namely free.

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Melanie in the Underworld

“This retelling of the Greek myth of Orpheus’s attempt to save his wife from Hades will grab you by the eyeballs and not let go until the last line.”
Scott T. Barnes for newmyths.com

In a genderbent retelling of Orpheus and Eurydice, Melanie braves the streets and subways of Toronto in search of answers. Pick up the anthology Love, Time, Space, Magic at smashwords, or read for free at Curious Fictions.


The Goddess has been gone 400 years; some doubt that She ever existed. No longer fearing divine intervention, they would revive the ways of the ancients: conquest and war. Fleeing from the disaster that orphaned them, a young boy and his toddler brother find themselves in a rival nation. Against the odds, they are adopted and begin to learn the ways of their new people only to face off against an invasion force from their homeland…

Currently querying. If you are interested in reading a sample, please email me (v.feistner [at] gmail [dot] com) or message me on twitter.

aka Michaela Mowbray

The website of my alter ego Michaela Mowbray is now live! Visit www.michaelamowbray.com for Tootles in TO, where I attempt to visit each subway station in my hometown as a tourist, and to read about my quirky nerd-com novel Creampuffs!