Mark R. Vickers resides in St. Petersburg, Florida, with his brilliant wife, a homicidal tabby who is Grendel to the local lizard population, a Siamese with an Oxford English-sized vocabulary, and a towering oak tree that howls and dances madly during hurricanes. He is the author of the literary fantasy The Tollkeeper, and he blogs about how ancient myths still shape our modern lives at thetollkeeper.com.
And the last time he’d feel his heart thumping, which it was doing in spades. From dread? Excitement? Both, he supposed. Like a bungee jumper. Yes, the ultimate jump. Down, down, down, then up forever. A phoenix from the ashes.