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C.S. Marks has often been described as a ‘Renaissance woman’. The child of an English professor, Chris has always loved classic literature as well as epic fantasy, and decided to try her hand at writing and illustrating an epic series. The result: The very successful Elfhunter trilogy, which has sold over 40,000 copies both in print and e-book form. This epic trilogy has garnered awards (Reviewer’s Choice Best Fantasy, Best Series) and nearly 200 reviews. She is now hard at work on an exciting new Alterran series, the Undiscovered Realms.

A former field biologist and avid horsewoman, Chris holds a PhD in Biology, and has competed both nationally and internationally in the sport of endurance riding. She is a full professor of equine science
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C.S. Marks I'm currently working on the first book in the new Alterran series (Undiscovered Realms). It's in revision at the moment, which might take a while,…moreI'm currently working on the first book in the new Alterran series (Undiscovered Realms). It's in revision at the moment, which might take a while, but readers who enjoy the Alterra books will enjoy it, I think. It's an entirely different story from the Elfhunter trilogy, and begins twenty years after the ending of Ravenshade. Some of our old favorites are back, along with some unusual new characters who will (hopefully) intrigue and amaze. The usual mix of adventure, drama, and humor...we hope you guys love it! :-)
UPDATE: OUTCASTE is now live! Yay!! So now I'm working on the second book in the Undiscovered Reams, which has been tentatively titled "Anastasi." Exciting and fun!! Wish me luck--I'm off to continue the adventure.

Then there's the OTHER new project...something completely different. My agent can't wait to get her hands on it. I will say no more at this point!
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C.S. Marks My Dad gets the credit for this one. He was a Professor of literature, and he raised me on the classics. He encouraged me to love words, and to use…moreMy Dad gets the credit for this one. He was a Professor of literature, and he raised me on the classics. He encouraged me to love words, and to use them effectively. Dad never wrote fiction, but he was a wonderful "critique partner." I remember once, when I was a teenager, I had penned a particularly thrilling battle scene (or, so I thought). Exclamation points everywhere. I mean, everywhere. Dad circled them with a red pencil, adding the comment: "nothing's THAT exciting."

I have always written for enjoyment, but when we lost Dad to a sudden, unexpected event, I threw myself into it. I think it was a way to "fill the hole" he left behind. I wish he could have seen the result...I know he would have been proud of what I have created. And it's very lean on exclamation points. :-)(less)
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