Christy Summerland

Biography

I've been writing since I was six, when I took over my mother's typewriter and rewrote some of my favorite books for grins. As I grew older, I would start projects, write two chapters, and lose interest. It was only after my mother's battle with ALS ended that I focused and finished my first book, Like Dark Minds.

Since then, I've found a new love for writing. Sometimes it's for fun, sometimes to escape, and sometimes to remember what's important.

I love music, the mountains, and anything that flies. Flying takes me away from the world, to the space between the ground and the universe. With both feet in the dirt and both hands in the stars... Stand above.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a house my father built around a mobile home, on a dirt road in Northwest Arkansas. I spent a lot of my time as a child running around in the woods and climbing trees, and I still love the entire rural experience. In fact, I probably would have been a lot happier in my teenage years if we'd stayed on the mountain. Then again, living in the city opened me up to a lot of different people and experiences, including music. But growing up in the country does tend to make me want to relive it a bit, so there's always at least one character in every story who comes from a small town. Not having a lot of television as a kid also helped, because when I wasn't in the woods, I was glued to my mother's typewriter.
When did you first start writing?
As a kid I would read a lot of books and then rewrite them on the typewriter. My mother would read them as if I'd come up with something original. It took me a long time once I became an adult before I could actually finish a novel though, due to a combination of lack of confidence, college and my mother's health. I'm glad I was finally able to take that step, because it's opened me up in ways I hadn't anticipated.
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Books

Eternal Games: Team Apollo Book Two
Series: The Eternity Series, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,130. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
The most dangerous man is the one who thinks life is truly a game... As if the destruction of most of the known world and a rash of near-death experiences weren't enough, the members of Team Apollo must now adapt to a new kind of life. All of their work and whatever safety they may feel is suddenly threatened by a man who thinks life and death is a grand game... And he lives to play.
Bleed The Stars
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 42,080. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
“The Cosmos Killer” Dezi LeMarco loves to have fun and watch Buffy…and sometimes strangle people to death. When Dezi is put in unexpected danger, Officer Rayden Glenn is assigned to protect her. What Rayden learns about the sometimes delightful and often dangerous psycho turns a mundane job into a fight for both their lives.
Blood Hybrid
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 30,720. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Something is attacking the city of Nashville, wreaking havoc in the halls of LaRoze Hospital. Expelled scientist Alexis Douglas finds herself sucked back in to pin down the cause and save the rapidly growing class of patients. An escaped inmate, an arrogant colleague, recent history and an evolving medical beast threaten the possibility of success.
One Step From The Edge
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 33,280. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
It was supposed to be a simple job. Fly in, leave cargo, fly out. But from the moment Blare Casey and Bon Jacobs landed at Teratia Field, nothing could be described as simple. After meeting a mysterious woman and barely surviving disaster, they soon realized danger wasn’t limited to the isolated island they landed on.
Road to Eternity: Cynthia "Cropduster" Purdue
Series: The Eternity Series. Price: Free! Words: 17,490. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
It is 2042, two years before the events of Eternity, and Cynthia Purdue is living in the clubhouse of a notorious motorcycle club in North Platte, Nebraska. Two years removed from the loss of the last of her family, she is struggling to find her direction and has become rather complacent in her position as the somewhat unwanted house guest of the Red Platte Crew MC.
Flight to Eternity: Team Apollo Book One
Series: The Eternity Series, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 109,860. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
The US Air Force Special Space Group is forced to leave the Earth for an uncertain future aboard the USS Eternity space station. In order to survive, Team Apollo and the civilians on board must learn to deal with their surroundings, power struggles, and each other. The fate of the population of Earth is unknown... The fate of the crew and passengers of the Eternity seems less certain.
Like Dark Minds
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 71,560. Language: American English. Published: June 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Kasey Laughton is in trouble in more ways than one. Losses, betrayal and confusion have combined to make her distrustful, too tough and secretly self-destructive. When she finds herself on the mind of a sadistic killer, her life is spun around drastically by old friends, quick events and the appearance of Gina Cessario, an FBI agent with secrets of her own.

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