Fiction by Courtney Seligman
Read about or purchase Two Pigs and a Chicken
Two Pigs and a Chicken
“And there shall be a great light in the heavens,
A portent of doom that will lay waste the world.
Cities will fall, and mountains will crumble,
And the worlds shall be ripped asunder.

And that which was lost shall be found,
And that which has risen before will rise again,
And that which has fallen before will fall again;
And there shall be an End of Days.”
A poetic fragment written as the epigraph for
The Doorway, the first BridgeWorlds Book
Read about or purchase The Maiden All Forlorn
The Maiden All Forlorn

How Things Came To Be As They Are
 For several years I have been working on a series of fantasy adventures, the Kingdom of the Sun Stories and BridgeWorlds Books, about two worlds bound by an ancient struggle between good and evil. As currently envisioned the series will encompass a dozen or so volumes and may take fifteen or twenty years to write, which has at times tempered my enthusiasm for the project. So when (in March of 2003) I had an idea for a short story — something I could hope to finish in a few weeks — I poured myself into the project. The 'short story' kept growing until it became a novel, Two Pigs and a Chicken, which was published in April of 2004.
 Response to Two Pigs and a Chicken was so enthusiastic that I've spent most of the succeeding years working on plot development for a series of sequels, the Erindale Tales. The first of these, The Maiden All Forlorn, was published in 2010. The next volume in the series, An Unsuitable Suit, was published in 2017, and its sequels, A Year To Remember and Just Jamie, were published in 2020. Poor Emily will be published in 2022, and two other novels, Blind Man's Bluff and The Colonel and The Lady, which will turn the seven sequels and prequels to Two Pigs and a Chicken into a saga spanning more than three generations, should be in print by the end of 2023.

The Shape Of Things To Come
 Despite the interest in my romantic fiction I have not abandoned the fantasy adventure series, and expect to finish writing Ialia and the Flyer, the first Kingdom of the Sun Story, very soon. However, following a discussion of priorities with my advisors, it has been decided not to publish the novel until the remaining Erindale Tales are in print; so depending on when they are published, it will probably be late 2024 or 2025 before Ialia and the Flyer and the Kingdom of the Sun novels that precede and follow it are published.

Published Works

Two Pigs and a Chicken (Erindale Tale #1)
Cover of Two Pigs and a Chicken

(novel: historical romance, 2004)

The Maiden All Forlorn (Erindale Tale #2)
Cover of The Maiden All Forlorn

(novel: sequel to Two Pigs and a Chicken, 2010)

An Unsuitable Suit (Erindale Tale #3)
Cover of An Unsuitable Suit

(novel: historical romance, sequel/companion to The Maiden All Forlorn, 2017)

A Year To Remember (Erindale Tale #4)
Cover of A Year To Remember

(novel: historical romance, sequel to The Maiden All Forlorn, 2020)

Just Jamie (Erindale Tale #5)
Cover of Just Jamie

(novel: historical romance, sequel to A Year To Remember, 2020)

Short Shorts
Cover of Short Shorts

(short story collection, 2012-16)
(consisting of the six short stories shown below)
Cover of Well Met Cover of The Last Time I Saw Paris Cover of The Fools' Tale
Cover of The Last Dance Cover of Wish Upon A Star Cover of Ten Minutes

To Be Published At A Later Date
Poor Emily (Erindale Tale #6, 2022) (novel: historical romance; prequel (Part I) and sequel (Part II) to Just Jamie)
Blind Man's Bluff (Erindale Tale #7) (novel: historical mystery)
The Colonel and The Lady (Erindale Tale #8) (Regency romance: only loosely tied to the other novels)
Ialia and the Flyer (A Kingdom of the Sun Story) (novel: romantic adventure fantasy)
 various additional Kingdom of the Sun Stories (novels: fantasy adventure)
 various BridgeWorlds Books (novels: fantasy adventure)
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