Leah Cutter

Biography

Leah Cutter currently lives in Seattle--the land of coffee and fog. However, she's also lived all over the world and held the requisite odd writer jobs, such as doing archeology in England, teaching English in Taiwan, and bartending in Thailand.

She writes fantasy set in exotic times and locations such as Tang dynasty China, WWII Budapest, rural Louisiana, and the Oregon coast.

Her short fiction includes literary, fantasy, mystery, science fiction, and horror, and has been published in magazines as well as anthologies and on the web.

Read more stories by Leah Cutter at www.KnottedRoadPress.com.

Follow her blog at www.LeahCutter.com.

Where to find Leah Cutter online


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Books

Slipping the Leash
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,920. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2011 by Knotted Road Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Twyla learned early how to fight. The kids knew she was different, but she figured that was just her African-American dad and her Japanese mom. Now she learns just how different she is: she's not even human. How will she balance all these expectations and definitions? Or will she just slip the leash and run?
Walking Gods
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,070. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2011 by Knotted Road Press. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales, Fiction » Fantasy » General
What happens when a God creates Her people out of vengeance? This is the story of how that god came to be, as well as the one who follows her.
True Vision
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,160. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2011 by Knotted Road Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Devil? Or angel? Gabriella has lived all her life following other people's plans, using their definitions of her body, allowing them to judge her abilities. Finally, though, Gabriella is ready to take her life into her own hands.
Magpie
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,850. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2011 by Knotted Road Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
When Sarah finds a beautiful, porcelain bird hidden inside a hollow brick inside her fireplace, she just thinks it's odd. Then her jewelry starts going missing. What will the magpie steal next?
Tell Me Again
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 19,780. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2011 by Knotted Road Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » General
What do red boots, frozen dreams, and a flower princess all have in common? They're all original fairytales retold with a new slant by Leah Cutter in the collection, "Tell Me Again." Also included is an original piece, a fairytale about retelling stories, sharing myths.
One Fall Day
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,600. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2011 by Knotted Road Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Magic requires the life of another. If the life the magician chooses isn't enough, they'll Diminish their own souls. But Catriana is tired of killing. Can she find a different life source to tap into?
Hell By Any Other Name
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,810. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2011 by Knotted Road Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
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Andy had seen it all, done it all as a detective when he'd be alive. Now, as a ghost, he still works as a PI. This time, he's investigating a myth: a stone that could change his destiny, and open the gates of Heaven to him.
The Dutiful Daughter
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,780. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2011 by Knotted Road Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Historical » General
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Mama Chen thinks she's lucky to have found Xi Bao, wandering alone through the empty streets during Ghost month. Now she has the most dutiful daughter, who waits on her every wish. Or is there more to Xi Bao then there seems? This short story is set in Beijing, during the Ming dynasty, around 1500 A.D.
Obsessions
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,850. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2011 by Knotted Road Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Science fiction » General
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What happens to graffiti artists in a world where walls are protected with nanotechnology? Includes bonus story, "Slow Honey."
Slow Honey
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,120. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2011 by Knotted Road Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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I ain't slow. I'm real quick at making furniture for the fancy folk up the hill. Then those star folk come. I'd sure like to go with them. But I ain't sure if it's right, me up in the stars that way. My brother Jeremy wants to go too. And ain't best buddies supposed to help each other?
The Red Boots
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,610. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2011 by Knotted Road Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
A retelling of the Hans Christian Anderson tale, The Red Shoes. However, she's a country-western dancer, so it's The Red Boots. Originally printed in, "Black Heart, Ivory Bones," edited by Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling.
The Power of Preserving Pictures
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,820. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2011 by Knotted Road Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Horror » General
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Paints that are magic? Nonsense, Ikuno maintains. Until the animals he paints start becoming extinct.
Gulkhanam
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,100. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2011 by Knotted Road Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
A retelling of the Kashmiri fairy tale, "The Flower Princess." After the king cuts the prince into two halves, what happens if the half buried in earth awakens with a bloodlust? This story was originally published in "Talebones #16"
Cold Comfort
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,210. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2011 by Knotted Road Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
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What if the northern lights cast dreams into the ice that are mined and sold to shape the future of children? Contains bonus story, "One Fall Day."

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