THIS ALIEN SHORE
“Packed with action and imagined worlds
and filled to the brim with sparkling detail”
“A potent metaphor for the toleration of diversity”
NEW YORK TIMES
THE COLDFIRE TRILOGY
“A feast for those who like their fantasies dark”
CELIA IS TEACHING A WRITING CLASS!
This September Celia will be teaching an eight week class in speculative fiction for the Writer’s Center. It’s online, so anyone can join, and it will focus on the special skills needed to write fantasy and science fiction.
Students will get personal critiques from Celia on both short writing exercises and long term projects, as well as participating in peer critique discussions. By the end of the class each student will have written and polished a short story that is suitable for submission to a genre publication.
Check it out: https://www.writer.org/
DREAMSEEKER PAPERBACK IN SEPTEMBER, THEN DREAMWEAVER IN DECEMBER!
DREAMSEEKER will be out in paperback in September, followed by the launch of DREAMWEAVER, the third and final volume of the Dreamwalker Chronicles this December.
If there was an alien artifact that could bring peace and prosperity to all humankind, would you really want to bring it home?
I don’t write many short stories, but this one’s coming out this summer, in the anthology Alien Artifacts, and I’m very excited about it.
Here’s a link with more info:
DREAMWEAVER IS COMING!
The third and final volume in the Dreamwalker trilogy will be published in December 2016. Put it on your Christmas wishlist.
COLDFIRE ON SALE!
For a short time only, the e-book of Black Sun Rising is being marked down for promotional purposes, only $1.99. Please spread the word to your favorite review sites so all the folks who might like to sample my work know about it. Thanks!
Dreamseeker Coming Nov. 3rd
DREAMSEEKER, the second volume of the Dreamwalker Trilogy, will be released in hardcover on November 3, 2015. The book will be published by DAW Books and will feature cover art by Alejandro Colucci.
Excerpts will be posted soon!
Authorview: Celia S. Friedman
From a recent conversation with Kerstin Hall:
“A lot of details are never seen by readers,” [Friedman] says. “Sometimes I come up with details that I intend to put into my books, but more often I develop ideas to flesh out my world and make it feel real, that never are directly relevant to the plot.”
“In the Dreamwalker series there are small hominids known as “abbies” that serves as slaves. I doubt my main characters will ever find out where that name is from, or who brought them to Terra Prime, or other details of the local slave market…but I need to know all that to keep the story consistent.” read more…
DREAMSEEKER (Dreamwalker Chronicles #2)
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When Jessica Drake learned that her DNA didn’t match that of her parents, she had no idea that the search for her heritage would put her family’s lives in danger, or force her to cross into another world. In an alternate Earth dominated by individuals with unnatural mental powers called Gifts, Jessica learned that there was a curse within her blood, one so feared that all who possessed it were destroyed on sight. For she was a Dreamwalker, and the same dark Gift that would allow her to enter the dreams of others would eventually destroy her mind and spread insanity to all those around her. read more…
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.
Dreamwalker is here in paperback. And a beautiful paperback it is, too…get your copy now!