Hi, I’m Irena Daywood, and I write clean, inspiring, and hope-filled speculative fiction.

What I’m Working On

Short Stories

Unlocked at the Well

Netta hates being a slave of the robber baroness. But she knows no other life–and her gift for unlocking locks makes her valuable. Then, an assignment that violates her conscience even more shows that she must flee at any cost.

Can Netta break free of her past and unlock her way to freedom?


Printer of Courage

Peder is bored with his life as a printer’s apprentice. He dreams of being a hero. When he gets a chance to journey into the mountains to find a long-lost manuscript, he jumps at the opportunity. But when the journey is opposed by dangerous and powerful people, he finds out that being a hero is much harder than he thought.

Can Peder find the courage and determination it takes to be a hero?

A mountain reaching into the fog.
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