Cristy Burne


Cristy Burne has worked as a science circus performer, garbage analyst, Santa’s pixie and atom-smashing reporter at CERN in Switzerland.

The Takeshita Demons books are inspired by Cristy’ years living in Japan, a healthy fear of ghosts, and a plastic head she found in her rubbish bin. Based on Japanese folklore, the series features mythical demons, called yokai, traditionally used to teach manners and explain spooky phenomena.

Cristy is a science writer with degrees in biotechnology and science communication. Visit for more information.

Smashwords Interview

Tell us something hardly anyone knows about you
I often spend hours lying awake, figuring out how to survive a zombie apocalypse.
Describe your writing style in ten words.
Fast, spooky, fun. Famous Five with fantasy?
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Takeshita Demons: MerMonster
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 32,760. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories, Fiction » Children’s books » Legends, Myths, Fables / General
The balance of the worlds is again under threat, and Miku must travel to the Dragon King’s underwater kingdom to rescue the last mer-monster, a creature who cries pearl tears and holds the key to immortality. Book 4 in the award-winning TAKESHITA DEMONS series of adventures. Praise for TAKESHITA DEMONS: “I hardly put it down” – Chicklish “A thrilling contemporary adventure” – Julia Eccleshare

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adventure    chapter book    fantasy    funny    japan    middle grade