The small island of Hopeless, off the coast of Maine, is a breeding ground for demons, freaks, vampires, and other creatures of the night. Our story follows Salamandra, a young girl with one foot in our world and one foot in the otherworld, as she navigates a life on the edge of reality.
Nimue Brown writes across a number of forms and genres. With artist husband Tom Brown, she creates graphic novel series Hopeless Maine, and is involved with the Professor Elemental comic. Nimue writes books on Druidry for Moon Books, and fiction for various houses. She tends towards speculative and magical realism, but about the only thing she hasn't tried is writing for television, and political thrillers.
Her influences are diverse- Hayao Miyazaki, George Eliot, Neil Gaiman, Isabelle Allende, Michael Ondaatje, Clive Barker, Charles de Lint Robert Holdstock... to name but a few. She is drawn to mystery, to the numinous and to work that has the power to uplift and inspire.
Nimue Brown is a practicing Druid, taught by OBOD but feral in her instincts. She spends a great deal of time out of doors, reads omnivorously, is fascinated by everything, plays mournful tunes on her violin and daydreams a lot.