C.G. Coppola


C.G.Coppola is the author of the Fantasy Adventure series, Arizal Wars. In addition to short stories that explore magic and the paranormal, she writes books that involve a lot of kissing, kickass heroines, and fighting alongside best friends. When not writing, C.G.Coppola can be found watching Netflix, playing with her dog, Appa, or trying not to mess up a recipe she found on Pintrest.

Smashwords Interview

Describe your desk
Receipts. Lots and lots of receipts. I'm not sure why I can't just take the few extra steps and toss them. They all end up on my desk, like they're trying to remind me of the money I no longer have. Scattered on top of the receipts are little notes I write on whatever piece of paper is nearby. Napkins, stickies, pages from my journal, envelopes and other reciepts which have now turned into more notes. There are usually some pens and every once in a while a set of colored pencils will appear.

I'm pretty sure there's also a Mario hat.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?

Well, actually, it’s the few minutes when I’m waiting for it to brew because I think about my book. About what I wrote yesterday. About what I’ll be writing today. About plot lines and plot holes and bits of dialogue that I’m still going over. And I know that in the next hour or two, I’ll get me time. With coffee in hand, I’ll be able to sit down, forget the world and immerse myself in the story I think about at least once an hour. It’s my favorite part of the day because I get to do my favorite thing before the rest of world invades.

There’s this great quote by Ray Bradbury (actually, there are several) where he says, “You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.”

Simply put, I get out of bed each and every day to get drunk.
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Where to find C.G. Coppola online


In The Moment Before
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 39,800. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2022. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
I’ve hated Grayson Knight since we were kids. Now seniors in high school, we end up in detention after an argument turns ugly. But when a secret kiss throws our routine into chaos, I’m left to confront feelings I never expected—or understand. And I’m starting to learn that Grayson has secrets of his own...
Better Than You
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 65,240. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
They’ve been apart for eight years, but after Alex walks into Autumn's restaurant, they pick up right where they left off—in each other’s arms. But this isn’t high school, and Alex is a famous musician now. Can Autumn survive the new celebrity life that comes with being with him? Or will it all be too much?
Better Than Now
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 67,130. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
With the talent show behind them, Autumn and Alex can finally begin their relationship. It took a school assignment, but they’ve managed to move beyond their awkward past to become one of the most popular—and gossiped-about—couples in school. Dating was supposed to be the easy part, but now that they’ve been plunged into the spotlight, Autumn isn’t sure she can keep up.
Better Than This
Price: Free! Words: 66,260. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
After avoiding each other for three years, Autumn Sommers and Alex Wolf put their awkward past on hold for a school assignment where they must pretend to be a couple. Once the two realize there may be some truth to the façade, Alex reveals a secret, and it’s not something Autumn is sure they can move past.
Crusade Across Worlds
Series: Arizal Wars. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 110,140. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(5.00 from 1 review)
Fallon has returned from three months of training and is eager to fight against those who enslaved her. Joining up with Reid and the gang, they set out to prepare for the Vermix’s final attack—a highly prophesied invasion that could mean the possible end to a centuries-long war. But when unforeseen events arise, causing the plan of defense to crumble, it will take everything they have to survive.
When the Lights Go Out - Ink Slingers' Halloween Anthology
Series: Ink Slingers Anthologies. Price: Free! Words: 110,020. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Horror
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
A collection of twenty-five short stories just in time for Halloween. Enjoy thrills, chills, and mysteries. Meet ghosts, demons, vampires, and monsters everywhere from dark city streets to the English countryside. Scares lurk in the most unexpected places and, when the lights go out, no where is safe and no one will be spared.
Strange Portals - Ink Slingers' Fantasy/Horror Anthology
Series: Ink Slingers Anthologies. Price: Free! Words: 92,930. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Anthologies » Horror
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
Just in time for a much needed holiday break, twenty-two stories about fairies, vampires, zombies, werewolves, and everything in between. Stories by AK Stein, Adan Ramie, B.G. Hope, Barbara G. Tarn, Bonnie Mutchler, CG Coppola, DM Yates, JK Rosaline, Joleene Naylor, Kay Kauffman, Maegan Provan, Mark R. Hunter, Rami Ungar, Roger Lawrence, Roxanna Mathews, Terry Compton and Tricia Drammeh.
Discovery at Nerwolix
Series: Arizal Wars, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 114,440. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
(5.00 from 1 review)
After a visit to find Blovid, the last Arizal Leader, Fallon and the others reside on Nerwolix, preparing for and anticipating the Vermix invasion. With startling revelations about herself and her future with Reid, Fallon must use all her new strength and knowledge to help ensure the survival of her friends while protecting a sacred artifact that could disrupt the balance of the World.
Plague of Mybyncia
Series: Arizal Wars, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 115,840. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(5.00 from 1 review)
Fallon and the others are on their way to Mybyncia, an underwater world where they hope to find Blovid, the Dellapalanian Leader on the run. Faced with unforeseen challenges, new friends and an uncertain future with Reid, Fallon must use all her strength and wits to protect herself for the trials that lie ahead.
Escape from Harrizel
Series: Arizal Wars, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 144,000. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(5.00 from 1 review)
Fallon is just like every other Arrival brought to Harrizel—an alien planet restoring the human race after a fatal war left Earth in ruins. But once viewing the all-day work camps and the nightly, orgy-like atmosphere, Fallon suspects her hosts, the Dofinikes, might have a secret agenda of their own.