Christy Summerland

Biography

Christy Summerland writes with a rock and roll attitude, with characters that are often forced to evolve and overcome.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a house my father built around a mobile home, on a dirt road in Northwest Arkansas. I spent a lot of my time as a child running around in the woods and climbing trees, and I still love the entire rural experience. In fact, I probably would have been a lot happier in my teenage years if we'd stayed on the mountain. Then again, living in the city opened me up to a lot of different people and experiences, including music. But growing up in the country does tend to make me want to relive it a bit, so there's always at least one character in every story who comes from a small town. Not having a lot of television as a kid also helped, because when I wasn't in the woods, I was glued to my mother's typewriter.
When did you first start writing?
As a kid I would read a lot of books and then rewrite them on the typewriter. My mother would read them as if I'd come up with something original. It took me a long time once I became an adult before I could actually finish a novel though, due to a combination of lack of confidence, college and my mother's health. I'm glad I was finally able to take that step, because it's opened me up in ways I hadn't anticipated.
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Books

Road to Eternity: Cynthia "Cropduster" Purdue
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Series: The Eternity Series. Price: Free! Words: 17,500. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
It is 2042, two years before the events of Eternity, and Cynthia Purdue is living in the clubhouse of a notorious motorcycle club in North Platte, Nebraska. Two years removed from the loss of the last of her family, she is struggling to find her direction and has become rather complacent in her position as the somewhat unwanted house guest of the Red Platte Crew MC.
Flight to Eternity: Team Apollo Book One
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Series: The Eternity Series, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 109,860. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Flight to Eternity follows the US Air Force Special Space Group as they are forced to leave the Earth for an uncertain future aboard the USS Eternity space station. In order to survive they and the civilians and politicians on board must learn to deal with their surroundings, each other and power struggles until they are forced to make the ultimate decision.
Like Dark Minds
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 71,560. Language: American English. Published: June 4, 2013. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
Kasey Laughton is in trouble in more ways than one. Losses, betrayal and confusion have combined to make her distrustful, too tough and secretly self-destructive. When she finds herself on the mind of a sadistic killer, her life is spun around drastically by old friends, quick events and the appearance of Gina Cessario, an FBI agent with secrets of her own.

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