Born and raised in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, Courtney began writing at a very young age and was very passionate about it. Since moving to Arizona at age 16, she took a long break from it as she seemed to have hit a very long period of writer's block. She began writing again in 2008, due to finding NaNoWriMo which is an amazing contest/challenge for anyone needing that extra motivation. Since then, she has completed her first novel and has started work on the sequel.
She is an avid reader with a deep love of fantasy and horror. Growing up, horror novels were her main selection from the library shelves. She was inspired to write from an early age from reading novels by Stephen King. It wasn't until later in her life that she formed a love of fantasy and has continued down that path. Reading authors such as Jacqueline Carey and George R.R. Martin lead her to expand her views on what to seek out when it came to finding new books.
By Courtney Conant
Published: May 19, 2011.
(5.00 from 6 reviews)
After living a perfect life with her husband, Adrianna makes a life shattering discovery. When his supposedly dead family shows up, disturbing truths come to light. Everything she knew was a lie, especially her husband. Using powers unknown to her, he controlled her every move, every thought.
With her life falling to pieces, could only focus on one thought. Not WHO her husband was, but WHAT...
By Courtney Conant
Published: January 24, 2011.
(4.58 from 12 reviews)
As the land of Makayra deteriorates, its people seek the help of one that might save them. The only chance of survival is the return of the goddess of the land yet she is nowhere to be found in their world. Through magic and determination, the Prophecy of Resurgence will come to pass. Their search leads them to discover Lilyana, a shy, young woman hiding behind her books...
I came across this short story while searching around on Smashwords for something to read. I'm so glad that I saw this. The name is what drew me to it, forcing me to download it and add it to my collection!
What an interesting piece! This was such an unusual tale told in first person, present tense. This story will draw you in, making you want to know what happens next, by the the strangeness of it all.
It's almost a post-apocalyptic tale, a psuedo-steampunk world set in (what I believe to be) Japan. I found myself engrossed in the way this was written, almost as if I was there watching over the MC's shoulder, since it was told as if everything were happening at that very moment. I would definitely recommend this to anyone that likes a short yet suspenseful distraction from everyday life.
And who doesn't love a good bowl of ramen?
Author of The Blood Moon of Winter