Port Lincoln-based author part of worldwide collaboration

ANTHOLOGY: Port Lincoln based author V.K. Tritschler has contributed to the anthology Magic and Mischief which was launched on Monday.
ANTHOLOGY: Port Lincoln based author V.K. Tritschler has contributed to the anthology Magic and Mischief which was launched on Monday.

A Port Lincoln-based author has collaborated with 10 other authors worldwide for a nine-story anthology, despite the challenges of the current COVID-19 world.

V.K. Tritschler has contributed a novella to the anthology Magic and Mischief, which launched worldwide on Monday.

The anthology, published by InkSpell Publishing, tells nine stories with supernatural themes with characters who contest with magical elements.

Miss Tritschler said she got involved through her publisher and the worldwide restrictions which prompted the authors to work together using platforms including emails and Zoom.

She said it was great to work alongside established authors worldwide including Clara Winters and Mark Love.

"I'm super excited, not just because I got to play with the big boys ... but because there will be a cross readership," she said.

Miss Tritschler's story Vital Impetus is about a girl who finds she can pass between worlds and has to discover how she can use her skills and reconnect with her ancestry to find out what it all means.

She said many local areas appear in the story, including references to local beaches.

One idea which factored in creating the story was "what if all religions were right, but only a piece of them".

"The idea had been kicking around for a couple years, but I haven't had the impetus to develop it and write it because I had to figure out how it all worked," she said.

"I sent through the first couple of chapters I was working on...I got word that it was suitable for the anthology."

Miss Tritschler said the book was largely available in ebook format, which reflected the change of book sales especially during COVID-19.

She said the idea of buying a physical book had changed.

"As authors it's really important that we adapt," she said.

"For readers if it's to access e-books or access audio books then that's the direction we need to go."

This novella follows her previous publication, The Secret Life of Sarah Meads, in 2018.

Magic and Mischief is available through Amazon, Kobo, Barnes and Noble and iTunes.

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