Cy Bishop

Biography

I enjoy life in the Pacific Northwest with my family and a constantly excited, thick-headed black lab. I obtained a degree in Counseling Psychology from Northwest University in Kirkland, WA, which I use to create fully dimensional characters with unique personalities and quirks. When not writing, I can usually be found reading, watching movies, or wasting entirely too much time on the internet.

Smashwords Interview

How long have you been writing?
I've been writing since I could put words down on paper. My first writing memory comes from when I was in first or second grade and had to tag along to my older sister's Camp Fire group meeting that our mother was the leader of. I was nestled out of the way in the corner of the room with a bag full of books, paper, pencils, and small activity fodder to keep me out of the way. I spent my time drawing a picture of a race car and writing what I'm sure was a gripping, action-packed story about that car. When I was in high school, I started creating my own worlds and writing stories set in those worlds. It wasn't until I was older that I developed the necessary self-discipline to actually sit down and write a completed piece from beginning to end (without my creativity being hijacked by brand new ideas, each one adding to the long trail of unfinished pieces left in the dust). National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo, or just NaNo) helped me learn just how much I could accomplish in a short time if I set my mind to it, and I credit that challenge with helping me mature as a writer and teach me the discipline necessary to finish the pieces that I now have complete.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Seeing connections grow organically from fragments of ideas or images floating around in my mind. My books rarely come in the form of 'Gee, I'd like to write a story about this specific protagonist facing this specific situation.' Usually they start as one specific scene that sticks in my head, typically from somewhere in the middle of the story, and then I build the rest of the story around that scene. For example, in Treasure Hunted, the first thing I wrote was the pool scene, which was based on a rather bizarre but incredibly vivid dream I had one night. From there, I had to figure out who these people were, why they were there, what they were doing, and so on. Those decisions and fragments grew into a story. That growth, watching all of those pieces fall into place, is one of my greatest loves in the writing process.
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Series

The Endonshan Chronicles
Set on the world of Endonsha, this series follows the history of the land of Kenara and its neighboring (often antagonistic) land of Ebrun. Many races fill this colorful land, as well as the native dragons which call it home.

Books

The Endonshan Chronicles Book 6: Traitors
Series: The Endonshan Chronicles. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 37,530. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
The Hranite occupation is over, but its repercussions echo throughout Kenara as the people try to put their lives back together. In the middle of this, the Tulvans who betrayed their own country find themselves irrevocably Broken. A message from Maker offers them a chance to start anew, but can they find the strength to keep history from repeating itself?
The Endonshan Chronicles Book 5: Invasion
Series: The Endonshan Chronicles. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 53,060. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Four years ago, the Hranites breached the Wall and marched on Kenara, beginning a long and painful occupation. One determined Elf intends to turn that around, no matter what the cost.
The Endonshan Chronicles Book 4: Magic
Series: The Endonshan Chronicles. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 42,340. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Princess Tashan is known as one of the wisest, most powerful rulers Kenara has ever seen. But her childhood was a different story: one of an impulsive, uncontrolled girl whose magic use was more likely to burn down buildings than to do anything useful.
The Endonshan Chronicles Book 3: Power
Series: The Endonshan Chronicles. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,240. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
A year after saving Princess Tashan and all of Kenara, friends Mara, Mikell, Ari, and Korent seek out a powerful artifact, a stone that amplifies magic. They know the possible dangers of their journey into the mountains: cave-ins, sheer cliffs, and the vicious underdwellers. What they don't know is that someone else is seeking the stone: an enemy who will stop at nothing to get it.
Shattered Existence
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,060. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Adventure » Action
In a post-apocalyptic world left behind by an earth-shattering event, Leigh and Cole make their home in a safe, sheltered community. But a nearby settlement decides to stir up trouble, and it's Leigh's head they're after. They'll have to find a way to resolve things before the larger settlement decides to kill everyone they know.
The Endonshan Chronicles Book 2: Sanaraheim
Series: The Endonshan Chronicles. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 74,260. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Kenara's beloved princess has been murdered by Hranites - or so the claims say. But the honorable Elf Mikell and his wife, Mara, encounter a Kadrian magic user named Ari who says otherwise. If the princess is truly alive, she must be found before their nation is led to war. But Mikell knows magic is an evil and corrupting force; can he really trust the word of a magic user?
The Endonshan Chronicles Book 1: DragonBond
Series: The Endonshan Chronicles. Price: Free! Words: 62,780. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
On the planet of Endonsha, a traveler named Alita gets caught in the middle of deadly tension between two settlements. The woman of action will have to set aside her usual straightforward ways to play diplomat while keeping her traveling companion and guardian Axen - a dragon - out of trouble. But somehow, trouble always seems to find them...
Dimensions
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,290. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
From another dimension, straight to... high school? Nicole's ability to travel between dimensions makes her a prime target, both for those from her own dimension and those on her new hiding place in ours. And if they catch her, both dimensions could be destroyed forever.
Sierra
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 70,550. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Fantasy
(5.00 from 1 review)
It's hard enough being a girl in college, dealing with exams, studies, and the social minefield. It's even harder when you learn that you might be a key figure in a religious revolution.
From Dust Rising
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,360. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
(4.00 from 1 review)
Ronan's life is walking through the wasted, dying world, cheating anyone he can find, and keeping away from those he's crossed. Now he's stuck with Lily, a helpless lady who needs to get back to her people. But is the promised reward worth running into the gang that's put a target on his head?
Facing the Breach
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,640. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(4.00 from 1 review)
A colony with a desperate mission to save the future of all humanity. A bizarre outbreak of violence within its closed corridors. A forgetful geologist with a crippling phobia. This may not go well.
Treasure Hunted
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,470. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
Gina Gale finally has a shot at finding the Ruby of Ages, a vital artifact of the long-lost Mevoyan culture she's dedicated her life to studying. She was prepared to risk the deadly traps throughout the caves where the gem is hidden, but she wasn't prepared for her expedition to be infiltrated by a deadly shape-shifter. This naive scholar is going to have to do whatever it takes to get out alive.

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