C.B. Calsing

Biography

C.B. Calsing was born and grew up in the small Central Coast town of San Luis Obispo, California. As a child, she spent long hours composing stories and plays. Half-way through her junior year in high school, she left to attend Cuesta Community College, where, after a few years of study, she received her associate of arts degree with honors. Following that, she transferred to Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. There, she completed her bachelor of arts in English. She took a year off, traveled to Indonesia and Ireland, and then decided to return to school to become a certified English teacher.

In 2002, fresh out of her studies, Mrs. Calsing and her future husband moved to New Orleans. Mrs. Calsing has worked in the field of education throughout the Greater New Orleans Area for the last eight years. In 2004, she married. Following her evacuation from Hurricane Katrina, Mrs. Calsing returned to New Orleans and began her master of fine arts degree in creative writing, fiction, at the University of New Orleans. She completed that in 2009. Now, she teaches gifted students and writes when there is time.

“To Wade Alone,” a story from her collection All Along the Pacific, took second place in the On the Premises “First” contest in June 2009. Her work has appeared in college literary journals, guerrilla zines, and on Web sites. Her work also appeared in anthologies such as An Honest Lie Volume One and Things We Are Not, a collection of queer science fiction.

Her two favorite genres to write are historic and science fiction, probably because both allow her to visit worlds different from her own.

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Books

Storm Summer
Price: $2.95 USD. Words: 28,840. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2015 by CCE Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical
Eileen Babineaux, a teenager in 1940s South Louisiana, must grow up quickly in this young adult historical novella. When a hurricane threatens her small Louisiana town, she must choose between helping her grandfather take his boat to safety and getting to safety herself.
Songbirds: A Langston Pierpont Mystery
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,920. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2015 by CCE Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mashups
In this short story, Langston Pierpont finds himself on another...odd...case. This time, a seductress needs him to bring her sister home, and Langston has no power to refuse her. What the sister is up to, though, proves to be as big a shock as who the sisters are.
Ghosts, Monsters, and Men: Tales of the Supernatural
Price: $2.95 USD. Words: 29,660. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2013 by CCE Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Horror » General
A collection of sometimes bizarre, sometimes satirical, but always haunting stories of the unexplained.
A Curl of Scar
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,080. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2011 by CCE Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Detective Langston Pierpont is hired to investigate the mysterious death of a young woman, but his solution is out of this world.

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