Rhiannon Lotze


Rhiannon Lotze is a Canadian author from Windsor, Ontario, which means she's 97% maple syrup and 3% Timbit. She's been a writer (and huge nerd) since she was nine years old and writing her first Star Wars fanfiction, although she didn't know it was called "fanfiction" at the time. Her first short story, The Vampire with Braces, was published when she was 13 years old in Narwhal Magazine. Since then, she has gone on to win multiple Windsor-based writing competitions for short stories, including "Offline," and "Golf with the Gods." Her short story "Barrens and Brine," is soon to be published in the Little Girl Lost anthology from Mannison Press.

Smashwords Interview

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
As a writer, I get the opportunity to experience life through a thousand eyes in a thousand different worlds. I can travel the globe without ever leaving the comfort of my couch. I also get to share those experiences with others, taking them to new lands and on fantastic adventures. To me, the greatest joy of writing is having the power of creation and teleportation at my fingertips.
What are you working on next?
Currently I'm working on a young adult science fiction novel called Crown of Sand and Salt. As soon as that's done, I have plans to begin a new adult fantasy novel that's yet untitled. I also always have a few short story ideas brewing and I love to take part in writing competitions as I find them.
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Where to find Rhiannon Lotze online


Faux Paws
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 31,710. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2023 by Mannison Press, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction
Sometimes, life can be taken at face value; other times, there's more than meets the eye. Is your house pet just an average cat, or is she a witch's familiar searching for her companion? Was that animal you encountered in the woods just a bear, or was it a mysterious cryptid? Beware how you approach the animals in this collection of tales, because jumping to conclusions may prove to be a faux pas!
Innsmouth Cinema: An Eldritch Triple Feature
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 17,450. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2022 by Mannison Press, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Horror » Occult
Out-of-work set designer John Fjord meets his fate in old Hollywood; young fans Kevin and Dale find themselves seduced by the mysterious charms of twin Hollywood starlets; and friends Drew and Mike stumble upon more than they bargained for when crashing a modern movie set. Innsmouth Cinema presents the story of a B-movie dynasty as told in three thrilling tales by three thrilling talents!
I Am Become Death
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 28,050. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2021 by Mannison Press, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Science fiction » General
In the midst of war and global unrest, Canadian inventor Will Waterford has effectively created immortality. By turning the human mind into code and implanting it into android bodies called SimBods, Will's work releases humanity from the grip of disease, frailty, and the threat of death. But immortality comes with a cost.
The Good, the Bad, & the Cute: The Secret Ways of Dolls
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 22,120. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2021 by Mannison Press, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
Modern or antique; benign or malevolent; porcelain, stuffed, articulated, or life-size, dolls have long been a subject of fascination. This eclectic collection of diminutive tales explores the many enchanting facets of these inanimate curiosities and their secret ways. But then again, "inanimate" is just the assumption...
Of Gods & Myth
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,150. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2020 by Mannison Press, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Adventure » General
Magic. Mayhem. Mythology. A short collection of ancient myths reimagined! Rhiannon Lotze brings you four entertaining tales packed with adventure and mischief...and laced with humor. This little collection of tales will find you rapt! "Of Gods & Myth" by Rhiannon Lotze is a Mannison Minibook published by Mannison Press.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,140. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2020 by Mannison Press, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Staring down the barrel of university, Logan Diaz faces a choice: choose a program that follows his passion for cooking, or one that will benefit humanity, which is in desperate need of assistance. When the choice becomes impossible, Logan hires a cut-rate "non-prophet" to give him a glimpse into his future. Unfortunately, the future is never exactly what one expects.
Little Girl Lost: Thirteen Tales of Youth Disrupted
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,900. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2019 by Mannison Press, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
This anthology has brought together authors from across America and Canada, representing genres ranging from horror to fantasy to science fiction. What binds these authors and their stories together are the disruptions: losses of innocence, of people, of hope...of one’s way. Fraught with peril, emotion, and journeys most incredible, this collection of tales is sure to draw you in. Don’t get lost.