LC Schwartz

Publisher info

I live on the west coast of British Columbia amidst the mighty elder rainforest trees and the crashing of the coastal waves with my husband and daughter.

As an avid reader and writer, nothing pleases me more than creating unique worlds and characters - and bringing them to life. I thoroughly enjoy the art of storytelling, and have taken great delight in the art of wordcraft.

Smashwords Interview

What is your writing process?
I start with a premise, and the world in which that premise can exist. I can spend days just working the idea over in my head. As I work through this stage, the characters start to come out.

My most important consideration is the protagonist. I love character-driven stories, and really want the main character to be the driving force - not simply pushed along by the plot.

After the main premise and characters are sorted, I work through a loose plot. I keep it fairly open to start, and then condense it down as I go. I sort of have an idea of where the story is going to end up, but never keep that in concrete. Fluidity is key, both in ending and in the ride there.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The first novel I read completely through was 1984, by George Orwell. It was a school assignment. But more than that, I was really intrigued by Mr. Orwell's world creation. I found it fascinating.
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Series

Tales of the Arcane
The monthly anthologies of short stories involving the strange, the unnatural, and the terrifying.
Silken Whispers: Iron in the Sands
Beyond the light of the world, what is known to be real, and what is myth - lurks the mysteries of the Hidden World. This Hidden World is not another dimension, nor a lost realm; but a facet of the world just outside the door. We live in this world, never seeing beyond the shadows... ...never knowing that the myths of yore only faded from memory, not from reality. Two women ply the shadows of this Hidden World. Blessed by the myths themselves, they specialize in the acquisition of articles lost to the shadows - articles vibrating with hidden power - for high paying clients eager to own pieces of history when gods walked the Earth. The following chronicles detail the continuous, often amorous, adventures of the Silken Whispers Artefact Retrieval Agency as these two women cross the globe in search of their dangerous and elusive prizes. Silken Whispers are adventure novels, with a tinge of the erotic.

Books

Tales of the Arcane - 0316
Price: Free! Words: 5,840. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Anthologies » Poetry - multi-author
Tales of the Arcane is a monthly collection of short stories by those with a love for the art of story craft. The Tales are mainly themed in the genre of the supernatural, though will cover a host of genres with changing short stories; or the continuation of longer stories as told in a serial chapter format. In this issue: - The Tale of Mr. Eric Garner - Silken Whispers: The Butterfly
Tales of the Arcane - 1215
Price: Free! Words: 5,040. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
Tales of the Arcane is a monthly collection of short stories by those with a love for the art of story craft. The Tales are mainly themed in the genre of the supernatural, though will cover a host of genres with changing short stories; or the continuation of longer stories as told in a serial chapter format. In this issue: - Silken Whispers: The Butterfly - The Organizers
Tales of the Arcane - 0915
Series: Tales of the Arcane. Price: Free! Words: 9,040. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
Tales of the Arcane is a monthly collection of short stories by those with a love for the art of story craft. The Tales are mainly themed in the genre of the supernatural, though will cover a host of genres with changing short stories; or the continuation of longer stories as told in a serial chapter format. In this issue: - Daemon's Musings - The Organizers - Silken Whispers: The Butterfly
Tales of the Arcane - 0815
Series: Tales of the Arcane. Price: Free! Words: 5,800. Language: British English. Published: August 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
Tales of the Arcane is a monthly collection of short stories by those with a love for the art of story craft. The Tales are mainly themed in the genre of the supernatural, though will cover a host of genres with changing short stories; or the continuation of longer stories as told in a serial chapter format. In this issue: - The Beginning - The Organizers - Silken Whispers: The Butterfly
Tales of the Arcane - 0715
Series: Tales of the Arcane. Price: Free! Words: 2,980. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
Tales of the Arcane is a monthly collection of short stories by those with a love for the art of story craft. The Tales are mainly themed in the genre of the supernatural, though will cover a host of genres with changing short stories; or the continuation of longer stories as told in a serial chapter format. In this issue: - Untitled: - Silken Whispers: The Butterfly - Mr. Tydings' Casefile
Silken Whispers - Casefile: The Yemeni Proposal
Series: Silken Whispers: Iron in the Sands. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 39,340. Language: Canadian English. Published: March 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Eight years after their escape from the Chicago mobs, Sylvia and Welsh locate a clue to the mysterious Belet-Seri tablet in a cursed painting. Their search for answers joins them with a Harvard expedition bound for Yemen; taking them from the Depression Era United States aboard a historic airship into the very heart of Nazi Germany and unknown assassins seek their blood from the shadows.
Silken Whispers - Casefile: The Vault
Series: Silken Whispers: Iron in the Sands. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 34,220. Language: Canadian English. Published: January 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
1928, the heyday of the Roaring 20's. Prohibition was on, rum-runners were the thing, and the head of the Chicago Outfit ran the city. Sylvia and Welsh race to find the hidden vault of Al Capone and the mystical treasure rumored inside. But what was to be a simple theft becomes much more deadly when the Hidden World rears its head and touches their souls - launching over 80 years of daring-do.

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