The Authors Bookshelf – Dr J Aislynn d’Merricksson @JAdMerricksson

Welcome back to The Bookshelf. Each week I feature an author or book blogger and talk about their bookshelf with them. It’s a light-hearted, book focused, Q&A.

This week on the bookshelf I have author Dr J Aislynn d’Merricksson. Aislynn writes sci-fi / fantasy and to top it all of is a metaphysicist, kind of mind blowing right?

Check out her her bookshelf below…

What was the first book you remember having on your bookshelf?
Ok, wow, that’s been a loooong time! I have fuzzy memories of Little Golden Books stacked by my bed. The first book I really recall is Leo the Lop by Stephen Cosgrove. My grandmother had gotten me most of the Serendipity books, and I’m now collecting the series for my nephew.

What was the most recent book you added to the bookshelf?
Umm, too many to process on the Kindle so I’ll go with hardcopy. It was Unearthed by Amie Kaufman.

Which book have you most recently read from your bookshelf?
The Ballad of Huck and Miguel by Tim DeRoche and The Infernal Battalion by Django Wexler.

Which 5 books from last year would you not let go of from your bookshelf?
Caraval by Stephanie Garner, Gilded Cage by Vic James, River of Teeth by Sarah Gailey, HEX by Thomas Olde Heuvelt, Confessions of Young Nero by Margaret George

Which books are you most looking forward to adding to your bookshelf?
Iron Gold by Pierce Brown, Island of the Mad by Laurie R King, Star Trek: Discovery- Desperate Measures by Dayton Ward, Child of a Mad God by RA Salvatore, Age of War by Michael J Sullivan

What was the most recent addition to your writers bookshelf?
Damn Fine Story by Chuck Wendig

Which of your own books are you most proud of adding to the bookshelf?
Evalyce: Obsidian Alcatraz, and the book I co-authored, The Wizard’s Bestiary under the name Ash DeKirk.

Which book on your bookshelf do you most wish you had written?
None, because if I had, then the story’s be different, or I would be different. I like the stories the way they are!

Is there a WIP we can look forward to adding to our bookshelves?
Evalyce: The Language of the Trees, though I’m currently stuck.

Can you share a picture of your bookshelf / favourite bookshelf?

Dr J Aislynn d’Merricksson’s Bookshelf

To view the full bookshelf visit the author’s Amazon Page.

About Dr J Aislynn d’Merricksson

J. Aislynn D Merricksson - Author Image

I am a university graduate with a BA in Anthropology, and both a Masters and a PhD in Philosophy. I have a specialization in mythic studies, especially dragon mythology, and in archaeology and anthropology. Until recently, I taught classes in mythic studies and ethics, among which were Blessings of Bragi: An Introduction to Myth and Legend, and a pair of classes (The Mythic Feminine, The Mythic Masculine) which focused on the Heroine’s Journey and the Hero’s Journey respectively, which I compiled myself.

I have been an avid, albeit shy, writer of both poetry and creative fiction for over two decades. I am a published author, with two books to my name (Dragonlore, as Ash DeKirk, The Joy of Being, as Cala Gobraith) and one co-authorship (The Wizard’s Bestiary, as Ash DeKirk). I currently have several works in progress- a mystery set in the world of Evalyce, a horror story set in the same world, and plans for a book on rune lore and rune weaving in the works. I would eventually like to compile the type of book of world mythology that I’ve always wanted.

I live in beautiful California, where I am an innkeeper, and live with my sister, brother-in-law and two adorable kitties.

(As I am sure you’ve noticed by the publishing credits, I have a plethora of names. Ash Clark is my legal birth name. Ash DeKirk/Cala Gobraith are pen names. I am currently in the process of changing my name to Julianna Aislynn d’Merricksson.)

Facebook: J Aislynn d’Merricksson

Twitter: @JAdMerricksson

Litsy: @DrJAdMerricksson





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Thank you so much for taking part! It’s been a pleasure having you and really interesting to see what you have been reading. Caraval and HEX are two which are also permanently pinned to my bookshelf, superb books.

Taking Part
I’ve currently put a pause on taking new applications for The Bookshelf. I recently put a call-out for participants on Facebook and am currently booked up into May so want to get through most of these lovely people before I open the floodgates again. If you already have a form to return to me, feel free to do so, just be aware there is a quite a wait right now.

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10 thoughts on “The Authors Bookshelf – Dr J Aislynn d’Merricksson @JAdMerricksson”

  1. Awesome! Another Serendipity book. ❤ I’m getting ready to start Age of Swords next. Enjoying that series. I do follow this author, but just learned a lot more. Love the shelves. Great post! 😉

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