C.A. Masterson

Biography

Dog lover. Dreamer. Writer, reader, book hoarder. C.A. Masterson loves stories of any genre. Her novellas, short stories and flash fiction appeared at various epress sites and web zines (The Battered Suitcase, A Long Story Short, Dark Sky Magazine, Cezanne’s Carrot, The Harrow, Flesh from Ashes, Quality Women’s Fiction, Phase, and The Writer’s online edition).

In 2010, The Pearl S. Buck Foundation awarded first place to her short literary story, Christmas Eve at the Diner on Rathole Street. Her short literary story, All is Calm, All is Bright, was awarded second place in the annual Pennwriters Short Story contest in 2005.

Look for her at http://paintingfirewithwords.blogspot.com, and in strange nooks and far-flung corners of the web.

Books

An Oath of Blood and Secrets: Book Two, She Will Rise
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 100,370. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
After Mina rescues Tayari, they become sisters through a blood oath. Rather than a lifetime of service to whichever man bids the most for her, Tayari alone will decide her course. When Zed kidnaps Mina, she loses her freedom. Now outcasts in the other’s world, can Mina and Tayari learn to navigate their strange new worlds? Can they survive long enough to rescue each other again?
Empire of Air and Shadow: Book One, She Will Rise
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 91,250. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
In The Blessed Heights, Tayari Thorne trains to become a Favored One, a title of distinction bearing no freedom. A man would choose her, keep her—until he tired of her. Home was one privilege she would not know. In The Dregs, Amina Emezi readies to escape her parents’ home, and escape the Dregs. Neither could guess how their lives would intersect, and change course unalterably on the same day.
The Witches of Phoenixville
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 86,810. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » General
How far will a mother go to shield her son from harm? Grace Hawthorne would go to Hell and back—but Hell may come to her first. As Gabe’s 16th birthday approaches, events in Phoenixville become stranger, and more dangerous. Will love be enough to protect Gabe—even from himself—and heal Phoenixville?
Flight Imperative
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 91,550. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Zadie Thurgood’s the best. That’s why she’s well on her way toward becoming the first female security officer to achieve Level One. It’s also why Merrimack Enterprises wants her dead. Their secrets are expensive, and Zadie’s going to pay – with her freedom. When escape becomes imperative, can Zadie trust her new friends not to betray her? Or will her past mistakes follow her into the future?
Dead To Rights
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,050. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
Identity theft sucks. But it’s worse when someone steals your life—body included. All memory of her life before waking up in a mental facility has vanished. Or was erased. Now she has to figure out how to get it all back….
The Bridge Between
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 105,150. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Addictions come in many forms, Jessie Moore learns—including relationships.
Writing Under the Influence
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,250. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Literary shorts and poems related to the writing profession and obsession
Wild Life
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,530. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The unthinkable happens - fifty-six exotic animals from a private zoo escape and invade a small town at sunset. Perspectives, and priorities, can alter in an instant during unexpected events.
Hotline to Hell
Price: Free! Words: 3,660. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Literary/fantasy short story. When Jeremy answers a newspaper ad offering fame and fortune, he doesn’t expect to face Satan. A gorgeous, female Satan offering the standard soul for fame deal. So tempting, Jeremy signs. But can he have it all, and his soul too?
Imprints
Price: Free! Words: 4,810. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Literary short story. Len tries to run from his past, but it keeps catching up to him.
Trick of the Light
Price: Free! Words: 2,210. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.00 from 1 review)
Literary/speculative short story As the light shifts, so might reality. It might all be a trick of the light.
Depth Perception
Price: Free! Words: 1,690. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Literary short fiction Two readers’ five-star reviews: "A good exploration of an uneasy male-female relationship, with distinct psychological undertones." and "Poignant and real, a bittersweet portrait of a relationship. Beautiful writing!"
Orion Rising
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 94,650. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Coming of age
Literary family saga Named for constellations, the Byrne children love the tales of adventure told by their father. When the Orion floods, Aurie disappears in the river, and their names seem more like a curse. The curse follows them through three decades before each learns the key to breaking it – love, and forgiveness. But sometimes the hardest person to forgive is yourself.