Astra Crompton

Biography

Astra Crompton lives in Victoria with her husband, two cats and leopard gecko. She is an artist, illustrator, graphics and games designer, hand-crafted seamstress and author.

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Books

The Shore
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You set the price! Words: 5,030. Language: Canadian English. Published: February 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The Shore's message grew from the dream-world into reality, aiming to inspire us to look with renewed appreciation on the natural world. Let our sights be filled with awe, wonder and appreciation for the boundless beauty that enabled us to create our modern civilisations. Let us never forget our gratitude for the planet that continues to give us life.
Dumpster Gardens
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You set the price! Words: 5,860. Language: Canadian English. Published: January 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Urban
Fleeing from the school bully causes Jared to meet a strange new friend in need: a plant. Undertaking the task of helping it to thrive transforms his life and community in this heartwarming short story that asks us to redefine how we perceive our world, our priorities and ourselves.
Dreamscapes #12 - Lake of the Ancients
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Series: Dreamscapes, Book 12. Price: $2.55 USD. Words: 10,720. Language: Canadian English. Published: December 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Travel
Dreamscapes is a series of 12 monthly short stories capturing Astra Crompton's real dreaming experiences. In "Lake of the Ancients" a young girl goes wandering while her father, the captain repairs their damaged airship. Her discovery on the lakeside unveils the mysteries of humanity's past - and its potential future.
Dreamscapes #11 - The Eternal Ship
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Series: Dreamscapes, Book 11. Price: $1.80 USD. Words: 6,250. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures
Dreamscapes is a series of 12 monthly short stories capturing Astra Crompton's real dreaming experiences. In "The Eternal Ship" three separate dreams repeated identical themes but in different time periods tell the story of a mysterious woman, a baby, a cat and a sickness.
Dreamscapes #10 - Dolomyr
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Series: Dreamscapes, Book 10. Price: $1.20 USD. Words: 4,590. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Horror » Occult
Dreamscapes is a series of 12 monthly short stories capturing Astra Crompton's real dreaming experiences. "Dolomyr" is the recounted experiences of a creature that knows not what, who or where it is - simply that it is not human, and it has woken here instead of somewhere it rightfully belongs.
Dreamscapes #9 - The Swan
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Series: Dreamscapes, Book 9. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,680. Language: Canadian English. Published: September 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Dreamscapes is a series of 12 monthly short stories capturing Astra Crompton's real dreaming experiences. In "The Swan" the author finds herself in a post-apocalyptic version of her hometown along with a small group of survivors. Given one last chance at redemption, she volunteers to embark on a journey to save a swan, and in doing so, humanity itself.
Dreamscapes #8 - Running from the Crime
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Series: Dreamscapes, Book 8. Price: $1.35 USD. Words: 5,150. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Dreamscapes is a series of 12 monthly short stories capturing Astra Crompton's real dreaming experiences. In "Running from the Crime" an innocent woman is implicated in a crime and is forced to flee the authorities with the perpetrator. Becoming a fugitive may be her only hope of redemption.
Dreamscapes #7 - Garden in the Sands
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Series: Dreamscapes, Book 7. Price: $1.80 USD. Words: 7,250. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Dreamscapes is a series of 12 monthly short stories capturing Astra Crompton's real dreaming experiences. In "Garden in the Sands" a tutor is called to step outside her timid world when confronted by the truth being withheld from the populace. Together with a small band of rebels they embark on a journey to unearth the past.
Dreamscapes #6 - The Head of Thucydides
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Series: Dreamscapes, Book 6. Price: $1.35 USD. Words: 4,180. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
Dreamscapes is a series of 12 monthly short stories capturing Astra Crompton's real dreaming experiences. In "The Head of Thucydides" the young remnants of a royal household flee a burning city in the hopes of finding safety on their family's old beach-side estates. What they find is far more mysterious...
Dreamscapes #5 - Old Gods
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Series: Dreamscapes, Book 5. Price: $2.70 USD. Words: 9,760. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Travel
Dreamscapes is a series of 12 monthly short stories capturing Astra Crompton's real dreaming experiences. In "Old Gods" the city of Rosswind runs afoul of the all-powerful Empire and is placed under embargo for 1 year: no supplies going in or out. An innovative solution from a young boy may offer a new start out on the horizon - if they can find salvation before the fuel and time runs out.
Dreamscapes #4 - The Pit-Battle
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Series: Dreamscapes, Book 4. Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 17,980. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Dreamscapes is a series of 12 monthly short stories capturing Astra Crompton's real dreaming experiences. In "The Pit-Battle" the original characters from nine disaparate stories are thrown together into the same point in time and space. Chaos ensues as these myriad peoples and creatures try to come to terms with the jarring disorientation that has ripped them from their lives.
Dreamscapes #3 - Lady in the Silk
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Series: Dreamscapes, Book 3. Price: $1.65 USD. Words: 7,140. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Dreamscapes is a series of 12 monthly short stories capturing Astra Crompton's real dreaming experiences. "Lady in the Silk" is told in a whimsical autobiographical style, recounting the discovery of lengths of blue and yellow silk found on the roadside and the treasure bound in their folds.
Dreamscapes #2 - Black Jack Finnegan
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Series: Dreamscapes, Book 2. Price: $7.50 USD. Words: 15,030. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Dreamscapes is a series of 12 monthly short stories capturing Astra Crompton's real dreaming experiences. In "Black Jack Finnegan" a pair of women are forced to make an emergency evacuation from their failing Aether Ship. They crash-land on the legendary Good Ship Ptarmigan - home to the timeless treasure hunter, Black Jack Finnegan - and so find themselves swept up in a world of mysteries.
Dreamscapes #1 - The Boxers
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Series: Dreamscapes, Book 1. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 5,430. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Dreamscapes is a series of 12 monthly short stories capturing Astra Crompton's real dreaming experiences. In "The Boxers" a young protagonist is displaced by war and finds himself in the care of an ex-boxing champ. He and the other children housed in the old mansion are taught the skills of the sport that becomes a pivotal role in their survival as their lives progress.
Eden's Fish - a love story
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Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 19,980. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Eden Hollister has his world turned upside-down when he meets the smart and capable Ellis Fisher. Swiftly falling for this ideal man, Eden has to come to terms with the fact that Ellis is decidedly straight...or is he? A poignant love story about self-discovery, loyalty, the ultimate decision: stay in love even when it hurts or give it up to save yourself?

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