Christine E. Schulze


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:

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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.
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Where to find Christine E. Schulze online

Where to buy in print


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?
Demon Queen: a Legend of Zelda Tale
Price: Free! Words: 52,950. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Ghirahim is a lord of demons. He fears nothing. He loves nothing. Joining forces with two Gerudo sorceresses, he plots to take Hyrule for himself instead of winning it for his master, Demise. His greatest aid is a mysterious Hylian girl who can read the ancient language of the gods. He will stop at nothing to make himself king and her his demon queen.
Lily in the Snow
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 100,520. 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.
Labyrinth: Heart of Stone
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 29,050. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
Gargoyles, Druids, haughty dragon fairies, a seductive Noelani, a mansion housing an endless maze of stairs—and, not to mention, a handsome, brooding man made of stone. All these magical elements create the perfectly scandalous tale of Catherine, an Earth Elemental who sets out seeking freedom and discovers it in the most unexpected ways.
Time Dancers and Other Fantastical Tales
Price: $2.99 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.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,240. 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
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,130. 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: $2.99 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: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,210. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
Trapped inside a betrothal she hates, Gillian of Adelar seeks escape within the forbidden magical Veil. Beyond, she meets Callum, and they connect through their shared passion against their peoples’ prejudices. But loving someone outside the Adelaran race is 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: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,810. 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: 17,450. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Liam, a brooding young wizard whose home has fallen prey to the Dark Circle, is reunited with Esma, a Story-traveler and also his truest friend. As friendship blazes into romance, Liam must make a choice that will place either his love or his family in danger. Can Esma use the last of her wishes to save both Liam and his family? And if not, which path will Liam choose?
Dream Catcher, Heart Listener
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,470. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
(4.00 from 1 review)
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. 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 friend 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: 17,780. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
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?
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 from 1 review)
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?
The Pirates of Meleeon
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,360. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Religion, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
“True peace is not in the absence of conflict, but of inner conflict...” Can pirate Captain James and Princess Elia recapture the Moon Vessel and rescue Elia’s fiancée while unraveling the many dark secrets of their past kept from them by King Nialliv? And can Elia show James it is not through material security that true peace is found, but through the love and salvation of Christ?

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