by csfriedman on March 4, 2015 in News

Just turned in the final draft for DREAMSEEKER, volume 2 in the Dreamwalker Trilogy. Yes, it turned out to be a trilogy! Though I considered making it a longer series, I decided my readers deserved an ending in less time than that. Volume 2 ups the ante on darkness, features the young Shadow Isaac as a main character, and should blow away the “second book of a trilogy” curse. Jesse’s dreamwalking powers are front and center, with some wonderful (and disturbing) dream manipulations. Coming in July to a bookstore near you.

Will post excerpts soon. Read more



by csfriedman on March 4, 2015 in News

Dreamwalker is here in paperback. And a beautiful paperback it is, too…get your copy now! Read more


Tropical Christmas

by csfriedman on March 4, 2015 in Poetry and Fiction

A Haiku Suite

White-winged birds settle
Softly on beach sands, sunlit,
Dreaming of snowfall

Proud pine trees festooned
With coconuts, reminder
Of the desert Christ.

Vampires dream sweetly
Of nights too long to measure
And buy tickets north. Read more


The Longest NIght

by csfriedman on March 4, 2015 in Poetry and Fiction

Because you can never have too much vampire poetry….
This one is an (obvious) homage to the poetry of Robert W. Service.


The Longest Night

There is a land where the cold winds blow
And blood runs chill in mortal veins
Where game is scarce and the hunt is cold,
And loneliness drives a man insane.
There is a place where the world is ice
And where even wolves are loathe to roam.
Where the earth is white and the sky is black
And the spirit frozen.
I call it home.

The living have given it fearsome names
The doomed have cursed it with dying breath,
But it draws them still, for passion and gold,
This frozen empire whose king is Death. Read more



by csfriedman on February 6, 2014 in Dreamwalker Chronicles, Novels

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DAW Books – 2014
ISBN: 0756409640
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All her life Jessica Drake has dreamed of other worlds, some of them similar to her own, others disturbingly alien. She never shares the details with anyone, save her younger brother Tommy, a compulsive gamer who incorporates some aspects of Jessica’s dreams into his games. But now someone is asking about those dreams…and about her. A strange woman has been watching her house. A visitor to her school attempts to take possession of her dream-inspired artwork.


As she begins to search for answers it becomes clear that whoever is watching her does not want her to learn the truth. Read more


Perfect Day makes the big time

by csfriedman on May 13, 2013 in News

My story Perfect Day will be included in Hartwell’s Year’s Best Science Fiction for 2012.  So for all of you who missed the magazine debut and want a dead tree copy, it’s on its way…. Read more