The Scribbling Lion Pack is, very simply, Folks Whose Writing and Music Leona Really Likes. Sometimes she sells their work. Other times she’s just pointing out someone fantastic. For an up to date list, please take a look at the sidebar menu to your right.
Noted with each name is work that is or has in the past been sold by The Scribbling Lion, and work that Leona highly recommends but that TSL hasn’t yet stocked. All recommendations were personally read and highly enjoyed by Leona. Some of the folks have Pack Pages; some don’t.
Please visit each person’s web site for a complete portfolio of their work.
TSL has sold: Fallen City, A Small Price to Pay, Salt City, Secrets of the Sands, Guardians of the Desert, Bells of the Kingdom, Fires of the Desert, Servants of the Sands, Sha’Daa: Pawns, Cats In Space, Galactic Creatures.
Leona is understandably pleased with her own work and encourages you to check out the many free samples on this site to see if you’d like to buy the full book(s).
TSL has sold: A Closet For A Dragon
Leona edited most of the stories in Closet For A Dragon, and found them absolutely wonderful. Allen also has over a dozen other books out at this point. Take a look at his bibliography and personal notes on several of those books.
Danny Birt (Music, books)
TSL sells/has sold: Otter-Teas, Od-Ditties, Warped Children’s Songs, Piano Petrissage, Narcoleptic Pianist, Between a Roc and a Hard Place
Leona considers Danny to be one of the funniest filkers she’s ever met. She highly recommends everything he’s ever recorded, including the latest, Songs Of My People: Let Me Sing You Them.
TSL has sold: Ice Forged, Deadly Curiosities, Iron & Blood
Highly recommended: All Deadly Curiosities stories
Gail is a versatile, highly talented writer who produces good books at an epic pace. If you’re looking for someone who will consistently deliver satisfying reading material multiple times a year, she’s the writer you want to follow.
TSL sells/has sold: Wizard of Macatawa, American Craftsmen, The Left-Hand Way
Highly recommended: The Left-Hand Way
Tom Doyle is one of those out-of-nowhere-overnight-success-after-years-of-hard-work stories. He has an absolutely lovely gift for pacing, plot, description, and for balancing action-adventure with history and surrealism. If you like military and magic stories done right, the Craftsmen books are most definitely a series for you.
TSL sells/has sold: The Lie Tree, A Skinful of Shadows, A Face Like Glass
Highly recommended: A Face Like Glass
Frances Hardinge has a gift for musical prose, fast-moving and complex plots, and memorable characters in bizarre and improbable settings. Leona is completely addicted to her books at the moment.
TSL sells/has sold: Hammers on Bone, A Song for Quiet
Highly recommended: Hammers on Bone, A Song for Quiet
From Khaw’s FB page: “Cassandra Khaw writes speculative fiction about interstitial spaces, uncommon female protagonists, surrealist horror, and finding light in dark places.”
From Leona: OH MY GAWD THIS IS GOOD WRITING. Buyitbuyitbuyitbuyitbuyit!
Jonah Knight (Music)
TSL has sold: Exploration of Dangerous Places, Ghosts Don’t Disappear, A Creepy Christmas
Highly recommended: Nobody Gets The Girl
Jonah is a complicated guy. He’s not satisfied with being a fabulous songwriter, singer, and performer. No, he’s also a personal trainer, nutrition teacher, and health coach. Oh–and lately he’s started working as a screenwriter/ producer at Cellar 13 Films in CA. Take a look at his Other Lives page for links.
Devo Spice (Music)
TSL has sold: I Am The Doctor, Gnome Sane?, Sudden Death: Fatal Error
Highly recommended: Gnome Sane?
Devo Spice is a comedy rapper who specializes in live shows against a backdrop of synchronized videos and animations. His performances are an absolute must see, and his music is like nothing else Leona has ever heard. In fact, Devo, by filking rap songs, actually persuaded Leona to go look up the originals and she now appreciates the genre much more than she’d thought possible. (Devo’s versions are better, though.)
TSL has sold: Fan to Pro: Leveling Up Your Career Through Your Hobbies
Highly recommended: Just go visit Steven Savage’s web site. There’s so, so much to point at.
Steven Savage is another one of those insanely prolific folks. He writes, he codes, he teaches, he self-publishes, he games, he … look. Just go visit his site already.
TSL has sold: Anointed, Flutter
Highly recommended: Flutter
Zach is a unique character with immense energy. His most recent project is the Broadleaf Writers Association, “an organization dedicated to the craft of writing”. Past projects include The Adventures of Ducky Thomas and a hilarious set of videos about working in a bookstore.
Highly recommended: The Menopausal Superhero Series in its entirety.
TSL sells/has sold: Erfworld (Vol 1), Partially Clips (Vol 1)
Highly recommended: Erfworld.
Highly recommended: The Edward Red Mage Series in its entirety.
Highly recommended: Everything she writes.