April Steed

Biography

As you can probably tell, I love fantasy, but my interests are wide ranging. Right now I’m working on editing a dystopian novel called Snapdragon, and many of my short stories explore what happens when fantasy creatures run into advanced technology.

During the day I’m lucky enough to get to spend time with my handicapped sister, who’s a bright-eyed delight brimming over with enthusiasm for life. In my spare time I write (bet you couldn’t guess that!) and design book covers for my stories. I’m having a the time of my life learning how to use DAZ 3D software to make gorgeous images. But also, since I do try for a bit of well-roundedness, I attempt to garden. Hopefully this year I won’t kill off the tomatoes.

And perhaps most importantly, my new favorite TV show is Castle. It’s witty, funny, and about a writer. What more could I want? (Except having you come visit me at my story blog, aprilsteed.com, of course!)

Where to find April Steed online


Books

Underwater: A Short Story
Price: $1.74 USD. Words: 2,400. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Getting thrown into the deepest part of the ocean with a ball and chain isn't my favorite experience, I have to admit. Breathing water, even less so. Was it something I'd said? Homicidal mayhem just wasn't like Jeszie. This short story is about 1750 words long, or approximately 7 average book pages.
Vanishing: A Short Story
Price: $1.74 USD. Words: 2,130. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Hands aren't supposed to disappear. Or other body parts for that matter. If this keeps up, elves will disappear entirely. Well, I can't let that happen, can I? There's only one thing for it. To brave the ancient wisdom and hope I'll find what I need without destroying my life entirely. This short story is about 1500 words, or approximately 6 average book pages.
Dangling: A Short Story
Price: $1.74 USD. Words: 1,640. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Laniya was perfectly happy to be dangling from the end of a rope over a cauldron. That troll with the club was helping her out, and she didn't need some meddling prince to come bumbling along and ruin everything! This short story is about 1,000 words long, or approximately 4 average book pages.

April Steed's tag cloud

ball and chain    cauldron    creation myths    disappearing    dracae    elves    fantasy    magic    monastery    phoenix    prince    rope    selkie    short story    troll    underwater