About the magazine Firgs said:
Maven’s new digital magazine Shades of the Departed was previewed for the first time last week and when I saw it, I was blown away at how beautiful it was. The articles were fun and interesting and I particularly enjoyed the piece on Mary Queen of Scots. With every turn of the digital pages, you can see just how much time, energy, and love went into this project. When I saw it, I knew I had to give Maven and her magazine a Shout Out.
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Thank you Firgs for the Shout Out! Shades and its contributors are honored.