Interview - Eben Mishkin

Topics of conversation

  • Creative Writing

  • Research

  • Bending Reality

  • Role Playing Games

Eben Mishkin is a gentleman and a scholar who has devoted his life to the study of story and the accumulation of trivia. He holds many degrees but is most proud of his Masters in the teaching and practice of creative writing from the University of Wales, Cardiff. He enjoys role playing games and casually wielding forbidden knowledge. Mishkin is married to a very talented artist who was kind enough to do all the artwork for his debut novel.




A wizard’s failed apprentice and a self-doubting medium embark on a race against time in Eben Mishkin’s fantastical debut, The Hidden and the Maiden.

The unsociable James Rathbone, once student to the last wizard, is forced into action when his dead master's secret elixir is stolen.

Con artist Kenton Dean uses the elixir to release the fallen god of death. He needs just one more thing for his plans to work: Helena Lawson, an heiress who holds unfathomable magical potential.

James sets off on a dangerous mission to rescue Helena and stop Kenton, but he cannot do it alone. Much to his chagrin, James must team up with Zephyr Wayne, a neurotic medium who’s convinced his powers are nothing more than the manifestation of his own psychosis.

As the only humans capable of seeing the threat, James and Zephyr must band together to save the world as they know it. But can James finally get his magic to work? And will Zephyr’s self-doubt ever allow him to unleash his full potential?

An absorbing blend of horror, fantasy, and real-world drama, The Hidden and the Maiden will leave readers guessing until the very last page.

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