Charity Tahmaseb

Biography

Charity Tahmaseb has slung corn on the cob for Green Giant and jumped out of airplanes (but not at the same time). She spent twelve years as a Girl Scout and six in the Army; that she wore a green uniform for both may not be a coincidence. These days, she writes fiction (long and short) and works as a technical writer for a software company in St. Paul.

Her novel, The Geek Girl’s Guide to Cheerleading (written with co-author Darcy Vance), was a YALSA 2012 Popular Paperback pick in the Get Your Geek On category.

Her short speculative fiction has appeared in UFO Publishing’s Unidentified Funny Objects and Coffee anthologies, Deep Magic, Escape Pod, and Cicada.

Where to find Charity Tahmaseb online

Series

Coffee and Ghosts
Come for the coffee, stay for the supernatural adventure. There's more than one way to catch a ghost, and it's never been this fun! Katy and her grandmother have always used coffee to catch ghosts. It pays the bills and keeps them in high-end beans. But after her grandmother dies and a rival ghost hunter moves to town, Katy fears things will never be the same. She's right. From a beguiling and charismatic ghost whisperer to her new partner's ghost swallowing brother and even a (short) stint behind bars, Katy navigates her new reality, uncertain her skills are equal to the tasks at hand. But are these things mere distractions--or do they hide something darker, far more sinister, something that has a long-held vendetta against Katy? To survive, Katy must uncover an ancient secret. She must brew her very best Kona blend. She will need to rely on unexpected and unpredictable allies. To survive, she will need to trust what's in her heart.
The Ghost That Got Away: Coffee and Ghosts 2
Price: $3.99 $1.99 USD. (50% off until July 31!)
Nothing but the Ghosts: Coffee and Ghosts 3
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The Ghosts You Left Behind: Coffee and Ghosts 4
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Books

The Ghosts You Left Behind: Coffee and Ghosts 4
Series: Coffee and Ghosts. Price: $3.99 $1.99 USD. (50% off until July 31!) Words: 95,750. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General
When Katy and Malcolm discover a secret stash of Springside ghosts, they can’t tell if they’re on a rescue mission, walking into a trap—or dealing with something far more sinister.
Here's How We Survive: The (Love) Stories for 2020
Price: $3.99 $1.99 USD. (50% off until July 31!) Words: 114,840. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2020 . Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
From urban fantasy to epic, fairy tales to the future, contemporary to the historical, this full-length collection from Charity Tahmaseb contains four dozen stories and spans fifteen years of writing. Sometimes somber, often humorous, these quirky and imaginative stories revolve around love lost and love found, familial and sibling love, friendships, and more.
Dragon Whispers: Six Tales of Dragon Adventure and Lore
Price: $2.99 $1.49 USD. (50% off until July 31!) Words: 21,020. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2020 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Here be dragons … six of them. Often mercurial, preternaturally perceptive, always inscrutable. From adversary to lover to devoted friend, from epic to urban fantasy—follow six heroines as they encounter six very different dragons. They’ll barter and bargain, chase and be chased, and in the end, learn the true meaning of dragon’s bane.
The Complete Coffee and Ghosts
Price: $6.99 $3.49 USD. (50% off until July 31!) Words: 243,530. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General
Come for the coffee, stay for the supernatural adventure. There's more than one way to catch a ghost, and it's never been this fun! Katy and her grandmother have always used coffee to catch ghosts. It pays the bills and keeps them in high-end beans. After her grandmother dies and a rival ghost hunter moves to town, Katy fears things will never be the same. She's right.
Dating on the Dork Side
Price: $3.99 $0.99 USD. (75% off until July 31!) Words: 86,820. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance » General
When geek girl Camy Cavanaugh hacks into a secret, trash-talking website, it ignites a war between the sexes that won't end until the whole school is turned upside down–and Camy's world is turned inside out. When all is fair in love and war — can anyone survive?
Straying from the Path
Price: $2.99 $1.49 USD. (50% off until July 31!) Words: 34,980. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fairy Tales
It was a wolf, rather than an ailing grandmother, that tempted Red into the woods. Anything can happen when you stray from the path. These are not your mother’s fairy tales.
Nothing but the Ghosts: Coffee and Ghosts 3
Series: Coffee and Ghosts. Price: $3.99 $1.99 USD. (50% off until July 31!) Words: 94,340. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General
After reluctant necromancer Katy Lindstrom uncovers long-held family secrets, she finds herself entangled in past and present—and on a mission to find the truth. To do so, she’ll need to bargain with a powerful entity and face retribution from the necromancer community. This time, to save Malcolm, Springside, and everything she loves, Katy will need to give them up forever.
Now and Later: Eight Young Adult Short Stories
Price: $3.99 $1.99 USD. (50% off until July 31!) Words: 38,630. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Anthology, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction
From a post-apocalyptic cityscape to the year's most disastrous prom, follow eight different heroines as they navigate their way through time and space and AP World History.
The Maze: Three Tales of the Future
Price: Free! Words: 13,300. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Three stories. Three heroines. Three choices. The Maze: Cadet Eppie Langtry navigates the cold and endless maze as part of the Academy’s final training exercise. Her exploration leads her to a fellow cadet, and their combined curiosity triggers something no one expects--least of all the cadre running the maze.
The Ghost That Got Away: Coffee and Ghosts 2
Series: Coffee and Ghosts. Price: $3.99 $1.99 USD. (50% off until July 31!) Words: 89,080. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General
When Christmas brings both strangers and ghosts of the past to Springside, ghost-catcher and expert coffee-brewer Katy Lindstrom fears her new business, new relationship, and quiet hometown will never be the same. She’s right. Coffee & Ghosts is a cozy paranormal mystery/romance serial told over multiple episodes. This series bundle contains all three novella-length episodes of Season Two.
Must Love Ghosts: Coffee and Ghosts 1
Series: Coffee and Ghosts. Price: Free! Words: 67,130. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General
Katy and her grandmother have always used coffee to catch ghosts. It pays the bills and keeps them in high-end beans. But after her grandmother dies and a rival ghost hunter moves to town, Katy fears things will never be the same. She’s right. Coffee & Ghosts is a cozy paranormal mystery/romance serial told over five episodes. This series bundle contains all five episodes.
Just a Matter of Time
Price: Free! Words: 8,040. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance » General
Sadie Lin: High school junior Sadie is desperate—to maintain her GPA, to score high on the SATs, for her dad to return from Afghanistan. Time seems to crawl and slip through her fingers all at once. She thinks it’s all in her head. It’s not.
The Fine Art of Holding Your Breath
Price: $3.99 $1.99 USD. (50% off until July 31!) Words: 79,160. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance » General
When MacKenna pursues an ROTC scholarship behind her father's back, she inadvertently uncovers the secret behind her mother's death in the first Gulf War. And secrets, like war, have their own casualties...
Fantasy Scroll Magazine Issue #4
Series: Fantasy Scroll Magazine. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,780. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2015 by Fantasy Scroll Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Fantasy Scroll Magazine is an online, quarterly publication featuring science fiction, fantasy, horror, and paranormal short-fiction. The magazine’s mission is to publish high-quality, entertaining, and thought-provoking speculative fiction. With a mixture of short stories, flash fiction, and micro-fiction, Fantasy Scroll Magazine aims to appeal to a wide audience.
The Fine Art of Keeping Quiet
Price: $3.99 $1.99 USD. (50% off until July 31!) Words: 53,570. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
Sometimes staying silent is the biggest lie of all. Sophomore Jolia does the one thing no one expects from the girl who has perfected the art of keeping quiet. She joins the speech team. When crush-worthy rival Sam offers to coach her in secret, Jolia can’t say no. But secrets have a price, and this one might cost her a best friend, her spot on the team, and even Sam.