C. H. MacLean

Biography

To young C. H. MacLean, books were everything: mind-food, friends, and fun. They gave the shy middle child’s life color and energy. Amazingly, not everyone saw them that way. Seeing a laundry hamper full of books approach her, the librarian scolded C. H. for trying to check them all out. “You'll never read that many before they expire!” C. H. was surprised, having shown great restraint only by keeping a list of books to check out next time. Thoroughly abashed, C. H. waited three whole days after finishing that lot before going back for more.

With an internal world more vivid than the real one, C. H. was chastised for reading in the library instead of going to class. “Neurotic, needs medical help,” the teacher diagnosed. C. H.'s father, a psychologist, just laughed when he heard. “She's just upset because those books are more challenging than her class.” C. H. realized making up stories was just as fun as reading, and harder to get caught doing. So for a while, C. H. crafted stories and characters out of wisps and trinkets, with every toy growing an elaborate personality.

But toys were not mature, and stories weren't respectable for a family of doctors. So C. H. grew up and learned to read serious books and study hard, shelving foolish fantasies for serious work.

Years passed in a black and white blur. Then, unpredictably falling in love all the way to a magical marriage rattled C. H.'s orderly world. A crazy idea slipped in a resulting crack and wouldn't leave. “Write the book you want to read,” it said. “Write? As in, a fantasy novel? But I'm not creative,” C. H. protested. The idea, and C. H.'s spouse, rolled their eyes.

So one day, C. H. started writing. Just to try it, not that it would go anywhere. Big mistake. Decades of pent-up passion started pouring out, making a mess of an orderly life. It only got worse. Soon, stories popped up everywhere- in dreams, while exercising, or out of spite, in the middle of a work meeting. “But it's not important work,” C. H. pleaded weakly. “They are not food, or friends, or...” But it was too late. C. H. had re-discovered that, like books, life should be fun too. Now, writing is a compulsion, and a calling.

C. H. lives in a Pacific Northwest forest with five cats, two kids, one spouse, and absolutely no dragons or elves, faeries, or demons… that are willing to be named, at least.

***Overcome Reality. Invigorate Dreams.***

Where to find C. H. MacLean online


Series

Five in Circle

One is Come

Price: Free!

Two Empty Thrones

Price: $2.99 USD.

We the Three

Price: $2.99 USD.

Four Other Ayes

Price: $2.99 USD.

Five in Circle

Price: $3.99 USD.

Books

Five in Circle
Series: Five in Circle. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 90,050. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Five in Circle is the last installment in a 5-book YA fantasy action adventure series full of hidden plot twists and turns. The last arc of the circle, the final battle. The Prophecy of the One is fulfilled. Will any survive?
Four Other Ayes
Series: Five in Circle. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,690. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » General
The dragons wait no more. Only the true king of magic users could possibly stop the destruction. To secure the vote for her brother, Haylwen will need to be brave, tough, and trust her friends. But when dragons are around, trust may be a mistake, and brave and tough are just not enough. Four Other Ayes is the 4th installment in a five book YA fantasy saga full of hidden plot twists and turns.
We the Three
Series: Five in Circle. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 87,040. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
With a mysterious prophecy, magical secrets and a lot more dragons, We The Three is the third book following siblings Haylwen and Cadarn as they face their fears and come to discover they have powers they never dreamt of — and a destiny only they can fulfill.
Two Empty Thrones
Series: Five in Circle, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 81,360. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » General
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With a mysterious prophecy, magical secrets and dragons where you least expect them, Two Empty Thrones is the second book in the adventures of siblings Haylwen and Cadarn as they come to discover they have powers they never dreamt of — and a destiny only they can fulfill.
One is Come
Series: Five in Circle, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 65,550. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
With a mysterious prophecy, magical secrets and more than a few dragons, ONE IS COME is the first book in the adventures of siblings Haylwen and Cadarn as they come to discover they have powers they never dreamt of — and a destiny only they can fulfill.

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