Hello AGENT,

INSERT PLEASANTRIES HERE. Fimbulwinter features Kori the
Berserker, Idunn the Valkyrie, and Birog the Druid, as they try to end the
Great Winter before Ragnarok swallows Ireland. My name is Joe, I am a published
neurodiverse author with a background in international relations,
and I have both OCD and ADHD. Fimbulwinter, an accessible
genre-blending young adult fantasy, is a standalone novel about surviving
the end of the world and finding love in adversity. It contains neurodiverse and
disabled characters in a brutal age and is steeped in Norse and Irish mythology.
Fimbulwinter is a loose retelling of the Irish myth of Ethniu and Cian. The
pitch attracted interest from Mythos & Ink Publishing during the December
2020 #PitMad.

THE NORTHMAN meets AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER at the end of the Viking Age in Ireland. Driven from the ashes of his winter home by dread necessity, Kori the Berserker stumbles into the arms of Idunn the Valkyrie, a child of two worlds, Norse and Irish. Together with Birog the Druid, an orange cat named Loki, and guided by the desperate and cunning god of magic and war, the trio must find the sacred sunstone of the Emerald Isle to bring an end to the Great
Winter before the world falls to Ragnarok, the Twilight of the Gods. Corrupted
Irish clans savage Viking mercenaries, tranquil Christian monks, and ancient
mysteries stand in their way, all under the fell influence of Balor of the Evil
Eye, an ancient monster once defeated by Cuchulainn and Queen Maibh.

In the grim darkness of the far future, I wrote two novellas, three audio
dramas, and numerous short stories for publication by Black Library, all of
which earned out and continue to earn modest royalties. I live and write in the
Mid-Atlantic with his family. A former Pinkerton analyst, I now
work for the U.S. Government and I have lived in four countries across three
continents. When not writing, I can be found skulking through the humid woods of
the region. Like the elusive Sasquatch, I enjoy reading, occasionally
traveling, and other assorted activities.

 

Cheers,

Joe Parrino

Fimbulwinter Writing Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6PWjuGAX5NpOv9k5GGdjvd?si=b321e8efc0924db3