James Comins

Biography

James Comins is the author of Fool School and Fool Askew, formerly available from Wayward Ink, "Notes Found Inside the Body of the Convict Clarence Skaggs," published in CrimeSpree Magazine #48, and other stories. He currently lives in New Orleans.

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Books

Orisha Starlight
Price: Free! Words: 77,750. Language: American English. Published: May 26, 2018. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Urban
Tonight, Raiya descends the steps of her apartment into the New Orleans night, hearing calliope music like churchbells. Visions of saints and angels appear to her, and they tell her she has a job to do. Her father was the protector of the City that Care Forgot, and now that he's gone, Raiya will need to take up his rainbow and shine a light.
The Secret of Witch Hazel
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 81,310. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical
Francis Mansfield sees visions, and everyone is afraid of him. What does the woman with the scarred face know, and why has she stolen him from his place at the hiring fair?
Play
Price: Free! Words: 27,090. Language: American English. Published: March 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
Opening night. The bridge to the Noh stage is only a few footsteps ahead. The audience is waiting for you.
The Dark Crystal: Plague of Light
Price: Free! Words: 67,440. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
My entry to Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal Author Quest, published with kind permission of the Jim Henson Company. Set thousands of trines before the events of the film, PLAGUE OF LIGHT is the story of Cory and Loora, Woodland Gelflings searching for a cure to an arcane contagion that has infected the people of Thra.
My Dad is a Secret Agent
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 53,530. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller & Suspense
We hope you like being a secret agent, too, because there's no escape.
13 Stories to Scare You to Death
Price: Free! Words: 15,340. Language: American English. Published: May 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Monsters, Fiction » Horror » General
In a small Midwestern town, kids are turning up dead. Strange and creepy creatures get them, traps and tricks get them, voices from beyond the grave get them. In thirteen stories, thirteen kids work to turn the tide of monsters.
Casey Jones is Still a Virgin
Price: Free! Words: 76,900. Language: American English. Published: March 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Chick Lit
Living at home is driving Casey crazy. She's stuck in Seattle with no job, no money for college, and a goth-ass sister who's marrying a Boeing tech boyfriend and getting her own place, leaving Casey alone with her shut-in mom. If only Casey could get out of the house and into the world. A boyfriend, a new bestie--anything to feel like life's started post-diploma.
The Stone Shepherd's Son
Price: Free! Words: 11,930. Language: American English. Published: July 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fairy Tales
(3.00 from 1 review)
Once upon a time--today, specifically--there was a shepherd of stones and his son. It's time for the lad to seek his fortune in the big city. But the big city is abuzz: the tin princess and the silver queen have gone missing, and the golden king is desperately worried. The stone shepherd's son begins his quest. But the ladies are hardly helpless, thank you, and there's other business needs doing.
Lenna at the All Thing
Series: Lenna's Story. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 42,660. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Children’s books » Legends, Myths, Fables / Norse
Book 3 of Lenna's Story. The flood of magic is dammed up--for now. Lenna returns to Asgard to find that the gods have gathered for a great meeting. But since Lenna accidentally released a certain evil shapeshifting redheaded Norse god into the world, she can't be sure of anything or anyone. Not even herself. Oh, and Binnan Darnan totally has a boyfriend.
Lenna's Fimbulsummer
Series: Lenna's Story. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 45,840. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Children’s books » Legends, Myths, Fables / Norse
Book Two of Lenna's story. Now that the World Tree is shattered and the last dragon slain, the world will soon be destroyed in a flood of magic. Lenna's strange powers allow her to walk alone into an alternate reality inside the magic to repair the damage. But evil beings wait to ensnare her.
Lenna and the Last Dragon
Series: Lenna's Story. Price: Free! Words: 60,080. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Children’s books » Legends, Myths, Fables / General
Book One of the Lenna series. Dragons. Robots. A kidnapping. A journey across the North Sea. A twelve-year-old girl with strange powers. And an ancient family of Irish immortals.
Where the Cloud Meets the Mountain and the Mountain Disappears
Price: Free! Words: 32,770. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(5.00 from 1 review)
A free collection of contemporary and sf/fantasy short stories from author James Comins. In "The Soft Operative," a corporate saboteur kidnaps a genetically modified employee. In "Four Seasons of a Man," a Vietnam war vet's life is seen in four vignettes. In "Matt and Maggie," a punk couple live through a suicide attempt. Twenty stories and poems and poem-story-things.

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