Chrissie Buhr

Biography

Characters and stories unfold within me whether I write or not. So I write! I love to dream the impossible and bring magic into the mundane. I believe beauty can be found in the most difficult of moments and humor keeps us sane in the midst of chaos. My characters are fantastic creatures that open our senses and let us see the world in a new way. Yet they are like any of us with strengths and weaknesses, struggles and triumphs, and sometimes they simply want to survive what life throws at them. When typing a conversation feels more like transcribing than creating and the words flow naturally from their lips, I know I’ve successfully breathed life into the characters.

Whether living in a cabin in the woods or a city apartment, Idaho’s wilderness is my home. The wilds are true civilization, and its inhabitants my sisters and brothers. I am most content with open sky above me, trees surrounding me, and feet bare against the earth. If you want to know how I feel about the wilds, look through Billie's eyes. She got it from me. I live a simple life. Friends, family, art, writing, and community are my world. The homes in my stories are oftentimes decorated with pieces inspired by local artists who have inspired me. I enjoy herbs and herb lore and spend time in the deserts and mountains around me.

Smashwords Interview

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I love to delve into the intimate details of my characters. Every character that sticks around for more than a few sentences is given a history, a personality, family and friends. I’ve created family trees and extensive backgrounds for all of the main characters, filling in their lives to create the person that appears in the book. My readers may not hear every story developed for a character, but they see the result.
The most enjoyable part of creating characters that are centuries old is being able to extend their histories back to events and times that fascinate me. I can look at a character and ask how the Civil War affected her. Did she rush to buy the first Polaroid camera available in stores? How did it feel to outlive children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren? What is most important in her life and how did that come to be? What does it take to form a passion so deep it lasts for over a hundred years?
I can sit for hours and piece together a character’s life, integrating it into the lives of other characters. I find the greatest joy in building them so vividly that they are living, breathing entities.
What are you working on next?
I’m currently working on Psyche Shield, Book Three in the Psyche Moon Series. I intended to take a short break after Psyche Honor, and instead I found myself too excited to stop. The next stage of the story kept bubbling out of me, so I kept writing. Sadie and Billie have a lot on their plate, and that’s not going to change anytime soon. They’ve been swept into a torrential river and can’t see where it’s taking them yet. But they’re managing the currents well. New characters are joining them, they’re growing in their relationship, and their personalities are evolving from the experiences in the books.
I’m always envisioning future events and new characters that haven’t appeared yet. Lately I’ve been daydreaming about a set of characters that are coming after Psyche Shield. They’re already making me smile. It’ll be challenging to present them the way I’d like to, but it’ll be worth it.
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Where to find Chrissie Buhr online

Twitter: @ChrissieBuhr
Facebook: Facebook profile

Where to buy in print


Series

Psyche Moon

Psyche Moon

Price: $0.99 USD.

Psyche Honor

Price: $2.99 USD.

Psyche Shield

Price: $3.99 USD.

Books

Psyche Moon Bundle: Books 1-3
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 237,220. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Sadie can reach into your mind to discover anything she chooses. Billie can smell the neighbor's gardenias on your shoes. They soon realize neither is an ordinary woman. Wolves distrust Mages and their ability to control the mind. After centuries of conflict between the races, their relationship jeopardizes everything they hold dear. But a single prophecy, if fulfilled, means hope for every race.
Psyche Shield
Series: Psyche Moon, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 99,640. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
(5.00 from 1 review)
Wolves distrust Mages and their power over the mind. Sadie is Mage and mated to Billie, Beta of the local Wolf Pack. She's proven her loyalty to the Alpha, but an injured Wolf from a neighboring pack brings danger from without as others learn about the Mage living with Wolves. In the midst of it all, Sadie endeavors to fulfill a prophecy about her, one that determines the fate of every race.
Psyche Honor
Series: Psyche Moon, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 85,380. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
Sadie loathes being a Mage with the ability to control others with her mind. She’d like nothing more than a normal life with her girlfriend, but Billie is Wolf. Centuries of conflict between the races complicate their relationship and threaten to come between Billie and her pack. An ancient Wolf asks her to stop a Mage assault, and Sadie must jeopardize everything to protect those she loves.
Psyche Moon
Series: Psyche Moon, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 60,030. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
(5.00 from 1 review)
Sadie can reach into your mind to discover anything she chooses. Billie can smell the neighbor's gardenias on your shoes. An unusual and passionate connection sparks, and they quickly realize neither is an ordinary woman. What could be more disturbing than discovering your girlfriend is a werewolf? Finding out you're even more fearsome ... and her pack's sworn enemy.

Chrissie Buhr's tag cloud

fantasy    lesbian    magic    magick    paranormal    romance    werewolf    werewolves    witch    wolf    wolves