About Me


R.F. Long always had a thing for fantasy, romance and ancient mysteries. The combination was bound to cause trouble. In university she studied English Literature, History of Religions and Celtic Civilisation, which just compounded the problem.

Elements, a historical fantasy short story, appeared in Flashing Swords’ 2008 Summer Special. Carrying Keptara is also currently available in the Hadley Rille Books Anthology Ruins Metropolis. The Wrecker’s Daughter appeared in the Fall 2008 issue of Ocean Magazine.

Her Holtlands Novella The Wolf’s Sister: a Tale of the Holtlands , its sequel The Wolf’s Mate (which are also collected in the print volume Songs of the Wolf) and her novels The Scroll Thief: a Tale of Ithian and the paranormal romance novel  Soul Fire are now available from Samhain Publishing.

Her YA dark fantasy The Treachery of Beautiful Things from Dial Books for Young Readers came out on 16th August 2012 in hardback and will be out in paperback 1st August 2013. She is represented by Sallyanne Sweeney of Watson, Little Ltd.

She lives in Wicklow, the Garden County of Ireland, and works in a specialized library of rare and unusual books.

But they don’t talk to her that often. Or maybe she’s learning not to listen. Maybe.