So, why this name? A quill is a writing implement made from a moulted flight feather of a large bird and was used for writing with ink before the invention of the dip pen, and the ballpoint pen. Quill pens were the instrument of choice during the medieval era due to their compatibility with parchment and vellum.

A lair is a secret or private place.

So, this is a secret (magical) place for writing (and reading).

The name was inspired a passage of my work-in-progress, The Sword of Ferbandey , and after much discussion with a friend.

Here is the passage:

Fae had never been in the presence of a spirit like this, which offered such quiet but rich inspiration. It was as if the tree itself were a muse…

As the willow’s soft golden branches swayed with the wind, its leaves, ancient scrolls of parchment, danced to and fro, in the telling of their own tales.