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 grand fantasy adventures with characters that connect with readers from many different backgrounds. She has always believed strongly in including diversity in her books; right now her focus is on including racial diversity and characters with developmental 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.

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 in both paperback and electronic forms. Her published books for younger readers include In the Land of Giants, The Amazing K, and The Adventures of William the Brownie.

Her most recent project includes the professional re-editing and remastering of two YA fantasy series, The Gailean Quartet and The Hero Chronicles, the latter of which will be released under the new name A Shadow Beyond Time. For this series, she has also brought an amazing new co-author onto her team, Kira Lerner, whom she has used many a time as her editor for other works.

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


Where to buy in print


Books

One Starry Knight
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 37,310. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
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
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 1,090. 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: $7.99 USD. Words: 24,400. 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: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,550. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
Trapped inside a betrothal she loathes, Jillian of Adelar seeks escape inside the forbidden magical Veil. Beyond, she meets Callum. They connect through their shared hatred of their peoples’ prejudices. But loving someone outside the Adelaran race is also forbidden. Will she flee with Callum and find freedom? Her one hope lies within a magic song and a giant eagle with ruby and sapphire eyes.
The Crystal Rings
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,570. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Christian » Romance
Three stories. Four princesses. Yet all are bound by the fate of two crystal rings. From YA Fantasy and Christian Fantasy author comes a new collection set on the Isle of Spaniño where magic awaits around every corner.
Follow Me
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,890. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Liam is a brooding young wizard whose home has fallen prey to the Dark Circle. Esma is a Story-traveler and also Liam's long-lost, truest friend. As friendship blazes into romance, Liam must make a choice which will place either his love or his family in danger. Can Esma use the last of her Story-traveler wishes to save both Liam and his family? If not, what--and how--can Liam possibly choose?
Dream Catcher, Heart Listener
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,260. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(4.00)
Michaela Hania was born blind. However, one night, a mysterious young man comes to her in dreams, to show her colors and share worlds with her she would have never imagined being able to see. But his identity remains a mystery; in the dreams, he appears to her only as a white figure, like a hidden angel. Who is this strange new lover who paints fairy worlds and composes lullabies for her?
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
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,190. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
Captain Michael Biekert, a prince and renowned young captain, searched for the legendary underwater city of Larimar and finds much more than he bargained for, including a lovely lady who walks on water and carries a singing sea shell around her neck, and whose people Michael alone can save from an ancient evil.
Silent Hero: a tribute to Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda
Price: Free! Words: 54,520. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
(3.00)
The Triforce is broken into nine shards. Darkness creeps into the realms of Hyrule, Termina, and Twilight. These three realms, intimately linked, can only be rescued by... A young boy who cannot speak but whose courage will emanate louder than any evil he faces. A princess as timeless as the shadowy realm from which she returns. Can light and dark converge without creating shadow?

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