Christine E. Schulze

Biography

Christine E. Schulze has been living in castles, exploring magical worlds, and creating fantastical romances and adventures since she was too young to even write of such stories. Her collection of YA, MG, and children's fantasy adventure books, The Amielian Legacy, is comprised of series and stand-alone books that can all be read separately but also weave together to create a single, amazing fantasy.

One of her main aspirations for The Amielian Legacy is to create fantasy adventures with characters that connect with readers from many different backgrounds. Her current focus is to include racially diverse characters and also those with disabilities. The latter is inspired by Schulze working with adults with autism and other developmental disabilities at Trinity Services in Southern Illinois. She also donates 25% of all royalties to ALFA, a local charity that supports many of Trinity’s programs.

Schulze draws much of her inspiration from favorite authors like Tolkien and Diana Wynne Jones, favorite games like The Legend of Zelda, and especially from the people in her life. Some of her exciting ventures include the publication of her award-winning Bloodmaiden, as well as The Stregoni Sequence and The Chronicles of the Mira with Writers-Exchange. Her books for younger readers include In the Land of Giants and The Amazing Captain K.

Christine currently lives in Belleville, IL, but you can visit her on her website:
http://christineschulze.com/

(Or facebook):
https://www.facebook.com/Christine-E-Schulze-158265555890/?fref=ts

(And there’s always Goodreads):
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3242087.Christine_E_Schulze

(And of course fanmail is the best stuff ever and is greatly appreciated!):
christineeschulze@gmail.com
~ or ~
18 Archview Drive
Belleville, IL 62221

Smashwords Interview

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Writing of course! As well as whatever day job I am involved with at the time. I am a definite work-a-holic, but while I like seclusion for writing, I tend to be quite social otherwise. No matter whether I am working with children or adults, I love being around and meeting new people, helping them and sharing my creativity with them!
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Another great interest of mine is music. I compose on occasion--when I muster the patience for it. ^_^ I also love to sing. I've taken to recording songs lately and have a friend who is the "Master" at editing and mastering them for me. No originals yet, only favorite songs from favorite artists of mine. When I get the chance, I intend to start uploading them to my Youtube page.

Besides music, I also love gaming--well, where The Legend of Zelda games are concerned anyway. I'm actually extremely biased in their favor. My favorite for ages was the first I ever played, Ocarina of Time. I think Wind Waker might tie; it was such a delight to play, and the characters were so quirky and original. Skyward Sword DEFINITELY ties. Even though they made me replay in Hero Mode and I had no clue what that meant at the time and wanted to chuck the controller across the room for having to start the game all over again--

But I digress. I would say a final big thing I like to do is go for walks. Not just any ol' walks though. I like to explore nature trails, especially the kind that wind through the woods. Someday, I hope to travel, whether for business or personal. I'll explore every trail in the world then, leaving no rock unturned.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Christine E. Schulze online

Series

The Amielian Legends
Whimsical magic, daring adventures, and sweet romances combine in this young adult fantasy collection comprising stories from Schulze's many fantastic worlds.
Larimar: Gem of the Sea
Price: $0.99 USD.
The Crystal Rings
Price: $2.99 USD.
Bloodmaiden
Price: $2.49 USD.
Lily in the Snow
Price: $3.99 USD.
Special Needs Heroes
A collection of children's picture book adventures celebrating special needs, including blindness, deafness, and autism.
In the Land of Giants
Price: $3.99 USD.
The Amazing Captain K
Price: $4.99 USD.
Puca
Price: $4.99 USD.
The Stregoni Sequence
Discover this YA Christian fantasy series where vampires, genies, and other magical beings are trapped inside dark spells just waiting to be broken.
Memory Charmer
Price: $2.99 USD.
Wish Granter
Price: $2.99 USD.

Books

Narwhals in the Stars
Series: The Amielian Legends. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,230. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance » Multicultural & Interracial
Flying narwhals, deadly snowstorms, and daring escapes from racist enemies. What could possibly go wrong? Captain Jorah embarks on another epic quest with his best friend, Larimar, princess of the underwater city that shares her namesake. Their mission this time? To follow the legends of the starwhals—flying narwhals who live in the heavens and grant wishes—to discover if they're true.
The Puzzle of the Two-Headed Dragon
Series: Special Needs Heroes. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 7,960. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Special Needs, Fiction » Children’s books » Family / Siblings
Three bickering sisters learn to work together by helping a two-headed, special needs dragon! The Puzzle of the Two-Headed Dragon was inspired by the author's work with adults who have autism and other special needs. This book celebrates people of all abilities, including those who are blind, deaf, or nonverbal.
Wish Granter
Series: The Stregoni Sequence. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,520. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance » General
Three exciting tales of mystery, magic, and a few last spells to be broken conclude Schulze's young adult Christian fantasy trilogy. Aurora is cursed with eternal invisibility until David discovers her. Sarah finds herself involved in a deadly mystery and must learn that looks are not always what they seem. Grace is given a very special gift—a musical instrument that unleashes a genie.
Memory Charmer
Series: The Stregoni Sequence. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,690. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance » General
Three forbidden romances weave together into one, epic fantasy in this second installment of Schulze’s magical trilogy. Cheryl is an ex-vampire learning how to have a "normal" life amongst humans, fairies, and elves.. Elissa is a prisoner of a notorious enchanter living deep in the woods. Cloud is a lonely Elemental guardian who breaks the most important rule by leaving her home in the Above.
Puca
Series: Special Needs Heroes. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 4,350. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Death & Dying, Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Special Needs
I’ve lived in this hospital a long time now. Sometimes I get tired of being connected to all of these wires and medicines. But all that changes on the night of the harvest moon, when Puca comes to me. Puca has magic. Magic that can take away all my sickness and pain—and the wires too! Am I ready? Am I brave enough to trust Puca and travel with him beyond the stars?
The Amazing Captain K
Series: Special Needs Heroes. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 9,060. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Special Needs, Fiction » Children’s books » Family / Siblings
A nonverbal girl and a boy in a rocket-powered wheelchair go on a zany outer space adventure in this picture book celebrating diversity and special needs! The Amazing Captain K was inspired by the author's work with adults who have autism and other special needs. This book celebrates people of all abilities, including those who are nonverbal, speak with sign language, or use a wheelchair.
Golden Healer, Dark Enchantress
Series: The Stregoni Sequence. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 34,610. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Dive inside this YA Christian fantasy trilogy and discover a hidden world filled with vampires, genies, fairies, elementals, and other fantastical creatures—many of whom are trapped inside dangerous spells.
Tales from the Lozolian Realm
Series: The Amielian Legends, Book 6. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 77,200. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
Escape dark wizards and a plague of fire. Dive beneath the seas with a brave captain to rescue an underwater city. Step inside a magic veil into another world, and through a magic mirror into another time. Tales from the Lozolian Realm combines the most epic short stories while celebrating diversity.
The Chronicles of the Mira
Series: The Amielian Legends, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,900. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fairy Tales
Three girls help to restore peace between two noble cultures that never grow old, the Mira and the Scintillates, in this YA fantasy filled with adventure, sweet romance, and whimsical magic. Perfect for fans of Narnia, fairy tales, and Diana Wynne Jones.
One Starry Knight: Special Illustrated Edition
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 37,370. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Evren doesn't really understand why Sir Kaos Jaspar rescued her from the slave market, or why he is so focused on taking her south. His heart seems like an impenetrable fortress, with many secrets locked inside. But Evren carries secrets too. Secrets that have to do with legends of the stars and making wishes on a sunset gemstone. Can a simple wish upon a star bring love and healing to life?
Lily in the Snow
Series: The Amielian Legends, Book 5. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 99,980. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Anthology
Four tales of Elemental beings weave together to craft this whimsical anthology. From stories of rescue and self-discovery to stories of mystery, love, gargoyles, and broken curses, prepare to be whisked away to a realm where nature and magic are emperor and where anything is possible.
Time Dancers and Other Fantastical Tales
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 137,010. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Anthology
(5.00 from 1 review)
Escape dark wizards and free cursed gargoyles. Sail with a brave captain and rescue an underwater city. Journey with a mysterious knight and a yet more mysterious star maiden. Seek the cure to a hideous plague in a forest of eternal autumn. Step inside a magic veil into another world, and through a magic mirror into another time.
Bloodmaiden
Series: The Amielian Legends, Book 4. Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 50,380. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Crisilin and Chalom embark on a journey to save the Tynan Dynasty from a cruel tradition. Their only hope is to rally the help of the three peaceful dragon dynasties of Sulaimon. But tradition is not on their side. Gaining the dragon emperors’ aid won't be an easy task. From fighting giants to answering deadly riddles, will they find the courage to face their fears and save their people?
One Starry Knight
Series: The Amielian Legends, Book 7. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 37,340. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance » General
Evren doesn't really understand why Sir Kaos Jaspar rescued her from the slave market, or why he is so focused on taking her south. His heart seems like an impenetrable fortress, with many secrets locked inside. But Evren carries secrets too. Secrets that have to do with legends of the stars and making wishes on a sunset gemstone. Can a simple wish upon a star bring love and healing to life?
In the Land of Giants
Series: Special Needs Heroes. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 1,110. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Special Needs, Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
A young boy journeys into the Land of Giants. The giants are very different from him and at first, he is frightened. Some of the giants can't see and chase him with sticks. Others talk using a strange hand language, while others move in chairs with huge wheels. But when one of the giants really wants to be his friend, the boy soon learns that they are not really so different from him after all.
The Adventures of William the Brownie
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 24,510. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Religious / Christian / Fantasy, Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
William the Brownie loves his family—even more than he loves chocolate and super hero comics. So when his mommy and daddy get kidnapped by monsters, he embarks at once with his little brother, Brendan, on a grand adventure to find them. Can William become the super hero he has always imagined himself and save his parents before it's too late?
Beyond the Veil
Price: Free! Words: 10,180. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance » General
Trapped inside a loathsome betrothal, Gillian of Adelar seeks escape within a forbidden magical Veil. Beyond, she meets Callum, a knight's son from Rosa, with whom she instantly connects through their shared passion against age-old prejudices. But loving someone outside the Adelaran race is forbidden. Will Gillian walk away from Callum forever? Or will she risk everything to be with him?
The Crystal Rings
Series: The Amielian Legends, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,290. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Christian » Romance
Three stories. Four princesses. All are bound by the fate of two crystal rings in this young adult fantasy filled with bold and diverse heroines, daring adventures, and whimsical magic.
Inside Me
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,590. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Fiction » Anthologies » Poetry - general
A passionate collection of poetry, mingling love, discovery, loss, and renewal.
Larimar: Gem of the Sea
Series: The Amielian Legends, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,780. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance » General
When Captain Jorah searches for the legendary underwater city of Larimar, he finds much more than he bargained for, including a mysterious lady who walks on water and carries a singing sea shell around her neck. Can he save her people from a dark, ancient prophecy before it comes true?
The Pirates of Meleeon
Series: The Amielian Legends, Book 8. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 32,150. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Religion, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Magic, humor, and adventure on the high seas come together in this YA fantasy. More than just a pirate adventure, The Pirates of Meleeon is also a story of love, faith, and hope. Can Elia and her brother James recapture the Moon Vessel and rescue Elia's fiancée while unraveling the dark secrets of their past?

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