We, the Merry Fates, are super excited to share the cover of our upcoming not-quite-an-anthology, THE CURIOSTIES: a collection of stories.

We are so happy with the cover, and with the final product! 

A vampire locked in a cage in the basement, for good luck.

Bad guys, clever girls, and the various reasons why the guys have to stop breathing.

A world where fires never go out (with references to vanilla ice cream).

These are but a few of the curiosities collected in this volume of short stories by three acclaimed practitioners of paranormal fiction.

But The Curiosities is more than the stories. Since 2008, Maggie Stiefvater, Tessa Gratton, and Brenna Yovanoff have posted more than 250 works of short fiction to their website Their goal was simple: create a space for experimentation and improvisation in their writing—all in public and without a backspace key. In that spirit, The Curiosities includes the stories and each author’s comments, critiques, and kudos in the margins. Think of it as a guided tour of the creative processes of three acclaimed authors.

So, are you curious now?

But it’s not just our stories, it’s full of our own brand of craziness and fun: 

And cartoons we’ve personally drawn!


Woo hoo! But wait, there’s more! Our publisher, Carolrhoda Lab, made a trailer in which we babble with slight coherency about Merry Fates and one of us has obscene amounts of eyeshadow. LINKY LINKY!

You can also watch the making of the book itself and our shenanigans here: WHEN THE FATES COLLIDE WITH MAGICAL PENS!


    • I would be so excited to receive an ARC copy or review copy of this beautiful book. I have a blog which is referred to via my twitter account in which I specifically review new YA fiction. Thank you so much for your consideration.

  1. I am sooo very excited for this book!!

    I changed my twitter avatar!

  2. I changed my Profile pic on a writers site called Wattpad =D I would LOVE to win an ARC!! (Maggie is one of my all time favorite writers 😉
    The cover is so beautiful by the way!

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  4. Does instagram work? It’s @myowngildedbutterfly
    The user pics are private, but the user ID pic is up

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  6. I have read and loved everything else by you why would I not want a copy of this sure to be awesome page turner? Thanks for the opportunity!

  7. Gaaaaaah, I can’t freakidifrukidi wait for this book! Three awesome authors in one book, woooh! Not only would I love to get än ARC of this, but I would love to tease my dear blog readers with this phenomenon! 😀

  8. oooh i, like everyone else, would love an arc!! it looks and sounds pretty amazing. all 3 authors in one book AND with pictures? can’t wait to read it : )

  9. I just picked this book up at the library the other day, and Maggie’s new book “the Raven boys” I’ll be picking up this afternoon. So excited! =)

  10. I have been reading through this bit by bit, and I find it inspiring, hilarious, mind boggling and all other things wonderful and amazing. Only complaint is I’m writing odd short stories after midnight while reading it, though that’s not really a complaint 😛 Thank you for writing, and for being yourselves! It makes me really happy!

    • Thank you so much! We’ve loved creating this website, playing with words, and interacting with readers! I hope you have many more hours of sleeplessness – I mean, enjoyment! 😀


  11. I am currently sitting here with this book on my lap and seriously considering buying it just to have around. I adore the different writing styles of each author and the notes written in the margins make me laugh. I’m a writer myself. (though being I’m only in eighth grade, ive a ways to go). I particularly like ” The Vampire Box” and the ending is lovely! Keep writing you guys. With love, Pc6. ❤

    • Thank you! I’m so glad to hear you’re enjoying THE CURIOSITIES. Keep on writing – I was writing in 8th grade, too, all three of us were. It’s a long journey, but worth it!

      On Thu, Mar 6, 2014 at 10:37 PM, The Merry Sisters of Fate wrote:


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