Lazette Gifford

Biography

Lazette is an avid writer as well as the owner of Forward Motion for Writers and the owner/editor of Vision: A Resource for Writers.

It's possible she spends too much time with writers.

And cats.

Where to find Lazette Gifford online


Books

Beware the Wrath of Bunny Hopper
By Lazette Gifford
Series: Books Written during NaNoWriMo. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,440. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2014 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Fiction
Bunny always knew her family was odd, but she never realized how strange until she found herself joining her brothers in an ageless war against magic she never knew existed.
Vision: A Resource for Writers Issue #74
By Lazette Gifford
Series: Vision: A Resource for Writers. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,920. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2014 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Nonfiction
Vision is dedicated to helping writers achieve their goals with a plethora of different articles for both Indie and those pursuing traditional publication. Vision: A Resource for Writers has been an on-line publication for over twelve years. This is our first Smashwords Edition, but we hope to keep putting up each new issue as well as putting older issues up as well.
Istavia
By Lazette Gifford
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 17,500. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2014 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Fiction
Istavia is a crossroads city, filled with temples and spies, nobles and thieves, and through the crowded streets, one man searches for answers to help make sense out of the treachery that ruined his life.
A Warrior's Work is Never Done
By Lazette Gifford
Price: Free! Words: 6,600. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2014 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
When a local lord kidnaps a woman from the Schiwhen Army to be his bride, he doesn't get exactly what he planned.
Journey to Winter
By Lazette Gifford
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 80,130. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2013 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Fiction
Prince Nishanan is taken against his will from the golden sands of the south to live with relatives in the dark, bleak castle of Maxillia. Mistrusting everyone, he soon finds that he has the interest of Thrulan, a dark and dangerous mage who has brought him to this winter land -- but for what purpose?
Don't Go Home for the Holidays: A Tale of Spies, Aliens and Very Bad Timing
By Lazette Gifford
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 136,890. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2013 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
The year is 1996 and the Sangre sisters think they work for the UN However, when things get out of hand over the Christmas holidays, they learn they're in the employ of aliens and their lives are about to become extremely complicated with mutants, time travel and psychic crossword puzzle books.
Vision: A Resource for Writers Issue #73
By Lazette Gifford
Series: Vision: A Resource for Writers. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,110. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2013 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Nonfiction
Vision is dedicated to helping writers achieve their goals with a plethora of different articles for both Indie authors and those pursuing traditional publication.
For the Honor of the Hunt
By Lazette Gifford
Series: IWC Science Fiction in Chronological Order. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 33,330. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2013 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
Andradora has been ruled by women since the first landing, but that's changing. Britta is a registered and professional bounty hunter on the path of a dangerous criminal and she is about to learn what equality means when she discovers that the world's first male bounty hunter has gotten in ahead of her.
Badlands
By Lazette Gifford
Series: IWC Science Fiction in Chronological Order. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 114,250. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2013 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Fiction
The small settlement on the world of Caliente is suffering from a devastating drought and the two segments of the population are coming to blows over the remaining water. Someone has to be daring to keep everyone alive and Carmen del Santo Palo, a leader of one of the gangs, is reluctantly taking up the challenge.
Vision: A Resource for Writers Issue #72
By Lazette Gifford
Series: Vision: A Resource for Writers. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,950. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2013 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Nonfiction
Vision is dedicated to helping writers achieve their goals with a plethora of different articles for both Indie and those pursuing traditional publication.
Playing with Fire
By Lazette Gifford
Series: IWC Science Fiction in Chronological Order. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,370. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2013 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Fiction
Tar is desperate to save his junk shop from tax collectors; frantic enough to dare something illegal with the help of an old acquaintance. However, Dela hasn't told him all the facts about her scheme and the trouble he has to deal with when things go bad.
Waiting for the Last Dance
By Lazette Gifford
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 59,870. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2013 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
Marisha had to face the truth when her best friend drove the car that purposely hit Gian and put him in a wheelchair. Now, a year later, the pain of that time is triggered again by an unexpected death and questions Marisha never thought to ask.
Xenation: Draw the Line
By Lazette Gifford
Series: IWC Science Fiction in Chronological Order. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 125,920. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2013 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
When humans found the abandoned -- and ancient -- space station, they moved in to study the place they called Xeno-Station, and then shortened to Xenation. Following them came three other races, all intent on learning secrets. Only now one of the humans has a dangerous link to the heart and controls of this alien place, and he's learning there are secrets and dangers no one imagined.
Writing Short: A Quick Guide to Writing Short Stories
By Lazette Gifford
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,330. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2013 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Nonfiction
This short work includes 4 classes on the basics of short story writing, editing and publication.
Devlin's Team, File 2: Farewell to Summer
By Lazette Gifford
Series: Devlin's Team, Book 3 · IWC Science Fiction in Chronological Order · Books Written during NaNoWriMo. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 85,140. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2013 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Fiction
Devlin has arrived on Summer where she expects to do nothing more than keep watch over Cha and Dancer. However, even before the two arrive, she's found trouble of a different kind. Even though the people of Summer are leaving as the world begins a long, inhospitable descent into winter, there's still time for deceit, lies and murder.
Two Year Novel Course: Set 8 (Final Edits/Submission and Publication)
By Lazette Gifford
Series: 2YN: The Two Year Novel Course, Book 8. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 49,890. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2013 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Nonfiction
This is the final book of the Two Year Novel Course covering weeks 78 through 104. The final sections cover both traditional and indie material when it comes to publication.
Paid in Gold and Blood
By Lazette Gifford
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 100,350. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2013 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Fiction
Katashan left behind his past; all the good and the bad, including his belief that the gods would help him in a time of need. Moving to a new land, he has every intention of starting a new life. What he finds, though, is the body of a woman sacrificed at the foot of a statue to a benevolent goddess.
Vita's Vengeance
By Lazette Gifford
Series: IWC Science Fiction in Chronological Order. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 144,350. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2013 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Fiction
Alsandor Vita has returned home with bad news for those who hoped outsiders would help against a treacherous enemy poised to invade their world. Despite the situation, Alsandor hadn't expected dramatic changes in his own future, but unusual circumstances soon give him a chance to fight the war in ways he never expected.
Mirrors
By Lazette Gifford
Series: Books Written during NaNoWriMo. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 86,850. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2013 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
Half-fae, genderless and mistrusted by his full-blooded magical relatives, Skye Emerald McFaeland is unexpectedly drawn into a dangerous power-play a few days before the choosing of the next fae ruler. Will Skye find the answers to stop someone from gaining control of the fae -- or will he be the final key the enemy needs to succeed?
Two Year Novel Course: Set 7 (Second Draft)
By Lazette Gifford
Series: 2YN: The Two Year Novel Course, Book 7. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,740. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2013 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Nonfiction
Book 7 of the 2YN series moves from the art of writing to the crafting of edits. This book takes on some of the major problems, including when the book is too short.
Two Year Novel Course Set 6 (Writing, Part 2)
By Lazette Gifford
Series: 2YN: The Two Year Novel Course, Book 6. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 36,750. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2013 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Nonfiction
Book Six of the 2YN series covers continuing the writing process with tips to help you keep going to The End.
The Bear on the High Shelf and Other Christmas Bear Stories
By Lazette Gifford
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,670. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2012 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
This is a short collection (10,700) of fluffy teddy bear stories and poems for the holidays. Learn how Aristotle Bear found his true home, the story of the Christmas House and more.
Two Year Novel Course: Set 5: Writing Part 1
By Lazette Gifford
Series: 2YN: The Two Year Novel Course, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 31,190. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2012 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Nonfiction
The fifth book in the 2YN series is designed to help you start writing your first draft. It covers setting up goals, working through openings and how to deal with a number of 'small things' that might create problems for the writer.
Sub-Textual Evidence for the Existence of Alien Life and the Extrapolation of Internet Protocols
By Lazette Gifford
Price: Free! Words: 6,870. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2012 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
She's just broken up with her boyfriend and is looking forward to a nice, quiet weekend at home. She didn't count on a crashed alien craft and a cute kitten. Originally published in Planet Relish, 2002.
Devlin's Report #1: Wasting Time
By Lazette Gifford
Series: Devlin's Team, Book 1 · IWC Science Fiction in Chronological Order · Books Written during NaNoWriMo. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,220. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2012 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Fiction
Learn how Devlin, a port rat with a bad attitude and worse reputation, joined the elite Inner Worlds Council Security force (6240 words). Also included is the first chapter of Devlin's Team File # 1: Dancer
Glory
By Lazette Gifford
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 114,810. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2012 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Fiction
A deadly, mythical creature stalks the mountainside in rural Tennessee, and ESI agent Gloryanna Del Mar has come to deal with the dangerous creature and to confront her own, tragic past. Partnered with the enigmatic Talis Ford, she is having a difficult time keeping her own magical secrets.
Two Year Novel Course: Set 4 (Outlines)
By Lazette Gifford
Series: 2YN: The Two Year Novel Course, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 24,970. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2012 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Nonfiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
The creation of an outline is far more about content and intent than about shape. Learn the various ways to approach outlines and what type might work for you.
Muse
By Lazette Gifford
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 77,980. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2012 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Fiction
Welcome to Muse.... Stranded when his car breaks down, Killian Dain Fox overhears a cop and a gas station clerk discussing murder and the exchange of money. (Book contains mild sex scene.)
Devlin's Team, File 1: Dancer
By Lazette Gifford
Series: Devlin's Team, Book 2 · IWC Science Fiction in Chronological Order · Books Written during NaNoWriMo. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 79,610. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2012 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Fiction
Devlin is a top agent for the Inner Worlds Council Security force -- a spy in common terms -- and she's not very happy with an assignment to the backwater world of Forest. However, when a top-ranking scientist arrives on world, Devlin thinks she might be able to pick up a little bit more information . . . and that's something the locals fear.
Two Year Novel Course: Set 3 (World Building)
By Lazette Gifford
Series: 2YN: The Two Year Novel Course, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 38,950. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2012 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Nonfiction
This set of world building classes provides a few tricks for both physical and cultural world building and includes exercises, examples and many questions to answer about your own work. This set of classes will help science fiction and fantasy writers, however the cultural aspects and conflicts can also work well in modern and historical fiction.
The Servant Girl
By Lazette Gifford
Series: Books Written during NaNoWriMo. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 104,270. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2012 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Eliza lived with Princess Sondra as her trusted companion until civil war tore her from her friend's side. Now she must learn to live in a world filled with intrigue and danger, where the use of her magic might get her killed . . . and where it is getting increasingly difficult to tell friend from foe.
Weaving the Strands of Love
By Lazette Gifford
Price: Free! Words: 3,480. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2012 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Fiction
One brother will be king and another a powerful mage, but it is a simple spell that will truly change their lives.
Two Year Novel Course: Set 2 (Characters)
By Lazette Gifford
Series: 2YN: The Two Year Novel Course, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,860. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2012 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Nonfiction
The second set of the 2YN classes takes you through the work of creating characters who will best represent what you want in your story.
Two Year Novel Course: Set 1 (Basics)
By Lazette Gifford
Series: 2YN: The Two Year Novel Course, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,670. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2011 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Nonfiction
Start your novel off right with this set of five classes to help expand on your initial idea and begin creating story goals.
Joey Mousekin's Tale
By Lazette Gifford
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 16,750. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2011 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Fiction
What happens when a young boy is accidentally turned into a mouse? He has the adventure of a lifetime!
Would That It Were
By Lazette Gifford
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,660. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2011 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Fiction
(4.00 from 1 review)
In this fun little story, Caravan Master Nuri gets more than he bargained for when he asks a fortune teller to do a reading for him! (Originally published in Fables Ezine)
Lucky
By Lazette Gifford
Series: IWC Science Fiction in Chronological Order. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,540. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2011 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
(Previously published by Yard Dog Press in Star Bound) Misea thinks she's getting the chance of a lifetime when an early release from prison leads to a job on a construction team for the new Shepherd Station. Unfortunately, there's trouble at the station, and she's soon right in the middle of it.
Summer Storm
By Lazette Gifford
Series: Books Written during NaNoWriMo. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 74,040. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2011 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Summerfield grew up traveling from one odd place to another while his parents searched for enlightenment. And yes, he does work for the nation's leading paranormal publication, Wolton World News -- or Woo Woo News as the scoffing locals call it. That doesn't mean he's prepared for all kinds of weirdness in the last place he expected to find it . . . Omaha, Nebraska.
NaNo for the New and the Insane
By Lazette Gifford
Price: Free! Words: 35,970. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2011 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Nonfiction
(5.00 from 5 reviews)
NaNo for the New and the Insane is a short work dedicated to helping people stay on track for the month long NaNoWriMo event in November of each year.
No Beast so Fierce
By Lazette Gifford
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,180. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2011 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Fiction
(4.00 from 1 review)
In the far future, an ancient shapeshifter meets up with an old lover on a fastrain headed for disaster.
Author Vs. Character
By Lazette Gifford
Price: Free! Words: 2,380. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2011 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Fiction
0.75 star(4.83 from 6 reviews)
This is the story of what happens when a character begins to talk back to the author . . . not a good plan in the long run! (Watch out for those Woodle Pooves!)
Ada Nish Pura
By Lazette Gifford
Series: IWC Science Fiction in Chronological Order. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 102,510. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2011 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Fiction
0.5 star(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Fighter Pilot Marcus Trevor is the only survivor of a treacherous attack against the star ship on which he served. Injured and alone, he must take refuge on the world of Kailani, a place of vast stretches of water and where a large portion of the population is genetically adapted to living in the sea.
Silky 3: The Queen's Champion
By Lazette Gifford
Series: Silky, Book 3 · Books Written during NaNoWriMo. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 116,350. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2011 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Fiction
0.5 star(4.50 from 2 reviews)
In the final book of the Silky trilogy, Silky must face all his worst fears -- and a few new ones. With Anthica under siege, Silky, Magellan and Queen Maris take a perilous sea voyage to find allies they hope will help win the embattled country from the Jainta and their dark magic. During the journey Silky will battle his personal demons and new enemies . . . and find a lost piece of his soul.
Silky 2: Lord of the Land
By Lazette Gifford
Series: Silky, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 93,270. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2011 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
Silkation, Lord of Haven, helped to bring Queen Maris to the throne of Anthica and has become her trusted friend and advisor. However, riches, power and magic cannot buy safety for Silky and trouble lurks at every turn.
Silky
By Lazette Gifford
Series: Silky, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 96,520. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2011 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Fiction
0.75 star(4.67 from 3 reviews)
"Exciting, complex and richly textured, with a world you'll believe and a protagonist you have to cheer for -- Silky is wonderful." Holly Lisle (Quote from original 1998 Embiid Publishing release.)
Epilogue for a Lost Tale
By Lazette Gifford
Price: Free! Words: 2,440. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2011 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
This is a bittersweet tale of love, loss and immortality.
Kat Among The Pigeons
By Lazette Gifford
Series: Books Written during NaNoWriMo. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 98,340. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2011 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Fiction
0.25 star(4.22 from 9 reviews)
Kat and her boyfriend frantically fight the enemy with the aid of a lazy tom cat, an African gray parrot who only speaks in verse, and a wise-cracking cockatiel with a bad attitude. She's trying very hard not to think the world is doomed.
Stand the Line
By Lazette Gifford
Series: IWC Science Fiction in Chronological Order. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,310. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2011 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
Tadat of the Takara lives among the humans, fighting against the dangerous Vree, until a human friend brings him information about treachery that will change his life.
A Ride Through Hell and Back
By Lazette Gifford
Price: Free! Words: 5,570. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2011 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
After a daring robbery, Lauren, a professional thief and sometimes mage, finds himself on the run from the monstrous Devildins as he tries to warn others about the invasion. Unfortunately, the one person he has to convince happens to be the person he just robbed.
Return to Redlin
By Lazette Gifford
Price: Free! Words: 25,070. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2011 by A Conspiracy of Authors. Category: Fiction
0.5 star(4.50 from 6 reviews)
Return to Redlin is a romantic adventure novella. Ginger lived a quiet, peaceful life in the little town of Redlin . . . until the night Derrick, the high school bad boy from ten years ago, walked into the Gas and More where she worked.

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