Hi. I'm D.C. (Dawn Christina) Harrell, fantasy author. My stories blend together my dueling desires to explore and to come home, and adventures at the intersection of science and spirit thrill my soul. I hope they capture yours, too. #thrillyoursoul
Reading has always been my favorite form of entertainment (and education). Some stories suck me in so far that I long to take up housekeeping in their realms. I guess the next best thing to crossing the threshold into another world is creating it.
As a speculative fiction author, my first love is dragons and I began an epic fantasy in my last year of seminary, but soon set it aside to mature. It’s still ripening in the cupboard like a slow cheese. Meanwhile, many dragon shorts have emerged from their eggs. In addition to the Dragon Fairy Tales, another already-written dragon story waits impatiently to be cooked into a Twitter fiction (#witter) or Tap. The Araphel science fantasy vampire mystery series is also percolating.
I grew up in Europe and Africa. I’ve lived in the South, Northeast and Upper Midwest, but through all the moves, I always returned to Grandma in Boston. I have an undergraduate degree in biology and a Master of Divinity. These many cultures and studies nourish my imagination and so, my books and short stories.
I also write and teach spiritual practices and narrative theology. As an editor, I’ve worked on both biblical studies and fiction. The healing arts fascinate me.
I love dogs and cats, but right now I’m owned by Briscoe the Cat. My husband is a foodie, so I eat very well, but if you hand me a piece of Swiss chocolate at the right moment, I’ll be your friend for life. My daughter is a cartoonist, who consumes graphic novels for breakfast, and translates your texts for me