C. L. McCourt


I am Cindy McCourt. I fell in love with reading about 12 years ago, and after writing Drupal: The Guide to Planning and Building Websites, I realized that I might want to try writing fiction as well.

A colleague suggested that I signup for National November Writer Month (nanowrimo.org) and write 50,000 words in November of 2011. That many words can feel a little overwhelming if you haven't done it before, so I did a quick word count on the largest chapter in my Drupal book and found that one chapter was over 50,000 words. It was then I realized I had nothing to fear ... Ha! By the end of the month, I had written a light romance. I used that experience to explore different story telling strategies, and to work on changing from a technical writer to a story teller. A fellow meetup writer volunteered to give me some feedback on the romance and it was positive. That's when I sat down and started writing the real story I wanted to tell. The process of planning and writing this fantasy epic has been a challenge and a joy.

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The Dark Healer
Series: The Gifted, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 119,080. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Rhea's confidence took a blow when her quarry escaped; his parting words taunting her. Shaken, but not defeated, Rhea and her companions devise a new plan to take down the barbarous troublemaker and his band of terrorizing thugs. Along the way, they discover that if his true plans of death and destruction are realized, he will wipe the realms from Libritas. As the Libraim's channel, Rhea's gift is
The Channel
Series: The Gifted, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 111,580. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Rhea didn't wake up one morning and decide to become a magical, sword-wielding warrior, but it happened just the same. Now she wants to know why. Joined by her two new friends, Daen and Randell, the threesome is confronted by hardened warriors in bloody sword fights as they seek the answers to Rhea's questions and fight to save the people of Luxatra.
The Guardian
Series: The Gifted, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 105,160. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Warrior guardian Daen Mallaur is from Luxatra, a land where people are gifted with special abilities, swords are used to administer justice, and rulers must never show weakness. Sent to the world of shadows, his mission is to help a woman whose identity he does not know. And so his journey begins: a strange world, almost no memory of his mission, and … no way home? (Book 1)

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