Crystalwizard

Biography

I am both an author and a graphic artist, though my three cats would tell you a different story. They're of the opinion that my only reason for existence is to feed them, pet them and let them in or out of the house! They're good kitties though, and make wonderful companions.

I started writing in my Junior year of high school. At the time, I'd read everything the school library had that interested me, so it just seemed natural to write what I wanted to read, since no one else was. A small group of us would get together and talk stories, developing characters, plot lines and just in general having fun. My universe, and ultimately the books I have in print, developed out of that.

Being a writer is a lot like living on a wild roller coaster. Sometimes all you can do is hang on for the ride while the story pours out of your fingers, and sometimes you have to fight tooth and nail for every letter! It's a lot of fun, and I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world. It would be nice though if inspiration didn't insist on hitting me after the lights were out and I was half-asleep so often!

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, actually, I do. it was a small book that I stapled together, did crayon illustrations on and asked my dad to write the text to because I couldn't spell very well. it was about a rabbit on a hill. I was about six at the time. Wasn't much of a book, really, but it was for a kid of 6.
What is your writing process?
That's a really vague question. I'm going to assume you want to know what I do in order to write/while writing. I get an image in my head and start describing it. As that flows out, I start weaving events and actions around it. As the story grows, I stop every now and then, flesh out the coming details in my brain - usually by talking about them out loud to myself while driving down the road. Every time a new character shows up, I stop and do a complete character write up on him or her so I can step into their head as needed. Very organic and fluid - like watching a movie while I'm creating it. I usually don't know the ending till I get there. It's like a math problem that I'm solving.
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Books

Spellbound
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Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 29,870. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Urban
Spellbound is a fresh new take on urban fantasy. Set in the heart of a university city, it is both a tender romance and a fast paced detective story. Not everything is at it seems and the more Lynda tries to fix the mistakes she made, the worse everything gets.
World's End
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Series: the Sojourn Chronicles, Book 6. Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 54,250. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
World's End is the last book of the six book epic adventure series by Crystalwizard called the Sojourn Chronicles. Whether the world will survive the cataclysmic events or not is anyone's guess. But all Aerline can think about is that her newborn baby has vanished into King Yaybar's city. And rescuing him might just be the one thing that prevents the world's destruction.
The Lost Lands
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Series: the Sojourn Chronicles, Book 5. Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 76,310. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
The Lost Lands is book 5 in the 6 book series The Sojourn Chronicles by Crystalwizard. It continues the epic sci-fi/fantasy adventure of Dale and his band of misfit adventurers as they race to save the world or die trying.
Army of Misfits
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Series: the Sojourn Chronicles, Book 4. Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 78,620. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Army of Misfits is book 4 of the 6 book sci-fi/fantasy series The Sojourn Chronicles by Crystalwizard. It continues the journey of Dale and his intrepid party of adventurers as they struggle to save the world from destruction.
Wizards and Wanderers
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Series: the Sojourn Chronicles, Book 3. Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 89,450. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Wizards and Wanderers is the third book in the six book series by Crystalwizard called The Sojourn Chronicles. It continues the journey as Dale and crew race across the world in a desperate bid to save it from itself, an invading high tech army of Gorg, and an ancient Wizard bent on destroying everything.
Villenspell: City of Wizards
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Series: the Sojourn Chronicles, Book 2. Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 81,070. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Adventure » General
The company has arrived at Villenspell, but will they survive to escape? Villenspell: City of Wizards continues the story that started in Wizard's Bane, an epic adventure that any lover of science fiction or fantasy must read.
Wizard's Bane
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Series: the Sojourn Chronicles, Book 1. Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 107,420. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Dale is trapped on a low tech planet full of strange beings straight out of some fairy tale, complete with spell flinging wizards, unicorns and dragons. His powers aren't working, nor is his high tech equipment. To make matter's worse, a race of vicious, violent aliens have targeted the planet for their next conquest and he must somehow stop them. Or die trying.

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