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Yvonne McArthur

Hello! I’m Yvonne, a fantasy, fiction, and sci-fi writer who LOVES reading books, writing books, and talking about books.

My goal with my writing is to transport you into a world of adventure, magic, and courage—and recommend books that do the same.

Why? Because I spent many hours of my childhood perched in trees and sprawled in sunny hallways, lost in the pages of a book. In the evenings, my family gathered in the living room to listen to my dad read stories to us, ranging from The Lord of the Rings to Little Britches.

Stories inspired me to be braver, to try new things, and to put myself in others’ shoes. When I moved far away from home, stories helped me connect to the people and places I encountered. Stories are wonderful and powerful things, and it’s a joy to write and share stories with other lovers of the written word.

Looking for short stuff to read?

"Trapped" Photo by Aditya Doshi CC BY-SA 2.0
Science Fiction | Short Story
Rust Ship

“We’ll hijack the ship and fly it back,” said Zufi. “It’s the only way to get home.” Alika stared at him, her eyes wide and white in the half dark. The two of them huddled side by side, bracing their…

"Gas Mask Gargolyle - Washington National Cathedral" photo by Tim Evanson CC BY-SA 2.0
Science Fiction | Short Story
Mask

The planet Antelos was lush, vibrant, and full of life. Its atmosphere was made of an earth-familiar mixture of gases, with one uniquely alien exception: halivium. Halivium was not toxic, not initially, and not for everyone. But in a certain percentage of the population containing a particular gene sequence, halivium could at some point in their lives become poisonous.