This round of Name That Author! is sponsored by The Well of Tears by Robert Trahan.
More than five centuries after Camelot, a new king heralded by prophecy has appeared. As one of the last sorceresses of a dying order sworn to protect the new ruler at all costs, Alwen must answer a summons she thought she might never receive.
Bound by oath, Alwen returns to Fane Gramarye, the ancient bastion of magic standing against the rise of evil. For alongside the prophecy of the benevolent king, a darker foretelling envisions the land overrun by a demonic army and cast into ruin.
Alwen has barely set foot in her homeland when she realizes traitors lurk within the Stewardry, threatening to destroy it. To thwart the corruption and preserve her order, Alwen must draw upon power she never knew she possessed and prepare to sacrifice everything she holds dear—even herself. If she fails, the prophecy of peace will be banished, and darkness will rule.
You can submit your guess using the form below after any clue, but if you’re wrong, you’re out for the week. So you’ve got to pick your spot. Too early and you might be wrong; wait until you’re sure, and you might get scooped. This week, we have five copies of The Well of Tears by Robert Trahan to give away. The first player to submit the correct answer will receive a copy, along with four other randomly-selected correct guessers. Submit your answer by 1:30pm Eastern, Monday September 10th to enter.
**Be warned: if you Tweet your guess or leave a comment with your guess, you’re not only disqualified for this week, but for the rest of the month.**
Here we go:
1. Between 1902 and 1910, I wrote more than 300 short stories.
2. I wrote under a pen-name, but its origin is disputed.
3. I’m famous for twist-endings.
4. I coined the term “banana republic.”
5. A famous short-story award is named after me.
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