Ilana Waters


Here’s the skinny: I once pet-sat an electric eel and crashed my car into a house, though not on the same day. Before I became a writer, I was reprimanded and/or fired for reading in every job I ever held.

I consider this my greatest accomplishment to date.

Oh, and I write mostly fantasy for adults, young adults, and middle graders. :-)

Where to find Ilana Waters online


The Age of Mages: Book I of the Mage Tales
Price: Free! Words: 68,430. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Joshua, a mage, is trying to find his witch mother who’s been missing for decades. He and his vampire father learn she disappeared because of a magic crystal—a crystal another vampire wants to use to take over the world.
Approaching Night (Book I of Seluna)
Price: Free! Words: 61,640. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Seluna doesn’t know why she was admitted to an all-female insane asylum called Silver Hill. She doesn’t know the reason for the sadistic and brutal experiments on girls here. But she needs to find out fast . . . before she becomes the next victim.
All in a Night's Work: Book 3.5 of the Mage Tales
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 20,020. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
Joshua, a mage, heads to Chicago for a vacation after battling a bevy of supernatural creatures. But when vampires kidnap him and demand his help, he has no choice but to comply. The problem is, they want him to square off against even *more* vampires—ones who enjoy killing far more than they should. It seems this mage just can’t stay out of trouble, even for one night. **(19,000 words)
How the Lizard Got Back Her Legs
Price: Free! Words: 4,330. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Legends, Myths, Fables / Greek & Roman
Once, a lizard in ancient Greece lost her legs when she angered the gods. Now a lowly snake, she’d do anything to prove herself worthy of legs again. When three important gods need her help, the snake just might get her chance. But can she accomplish the near-impossible tasks they set out? Or she is doomed to slither along the ground . . . forever? (A short story of about 3,000 words, or 12 pages)
Paying Piper (or “What Happened in Hamelin Town”)
Price: Free! Words: 6,370. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy Tales & Folklore / Adaptations, Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
The people of Hamelin have a rat problem, so the mayor thinks of a way to solve it. He offers twenty golds to a piper to rid the town of rodents. He delivers only five. Think you know everything about this folktale? Here, you’ll learn what really happened when a magical musician came to Hamelin. Fans of witty fairy tales will love this middle-grade short story (about 5,000 words, or twenty pages).
The Adventures of Stanley Delacourt: Book I of Hartlandia
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,110. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Ten-year-old Stanley Delacourt’s best friend has just been killed. Then the town library—where Stanley lives and works—is burned to the ground. The villain behind these tragedies? It’s the kingdom’s new leader, Christopher Siren. Stanley vows to confront Siren, but in order to do so he must undertake a perilous journey involving sword-wielding knights, kidnapper fairies, and dark magic.

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