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Garrett Calcaterra is author of the epic fantasy series The Dreamwielder Chronicles. His other books include Dreamrush, The Roads to Baldairn Motte, and Umbral Visions. His short work has appeared in numerous anthologies, speculative-fiction magazines, and literary journals, including Confrontation, Writers’ Journal, Black Gate, Wet Ink, Redneck Eldritch, and more.

Garrett previously taught creative writing at Chapman University and the Orange County School of the Arts. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Science from Pacific University and a Master of Fine Arts degree in creative writing from Chapman University. When not writing, he enjoys playing guitar in his band Wheel House, hiking with his two dogs, qu
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Garrett Calcaterra There's only one sound piece of advice for aspiring writers: read and write a lot! Like any craft or art, mastery of your skill only comes with time a…moreThere's only one sound piece of advice for aspiring writers: read and write a lot! Like any craft or art, mastery of your skill only comes with time and practice.(less)
Garrett Calcaterra I'm starting up a new novel (unrelated to The Dreamwielder Chronicles), tentatively titled The Beasts of Qaza. The goal is for it to be a high-action …moreI'm starting up a new novel (unrelated to The Dreamwielder Chronicles), tentatively titled The Beasts of Qaza. The goal is for it to be a high-action pulp novel with modern sensibilities, characters, and writing style, mixing components of fantasy with steampunk and lost world adventures.(less)
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Dreamwielder (The Dreamwiel...

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Souldrifter (The Dreamwield...

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The Knight's Dog

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Page Fault

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Once again, the holidays are encroaching upon us, and this time around we're hurtling headlong into a brand new decade. I'd like to thank all my readers, friends, and family for their support through the 2010's. I'm looking forward to having a more productive decade starting in 2020, with even better books for everyone to read, but in the meantime, happy holidays! Here are a couple of gift suggest

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This is a great book for any writer looking to write and publish a book, whether it be a novel or a non-fiction book. I personally read the whole thing, cover to cover, in the span of a couple of days, but it would also be great to read in small bite ...more
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This is a really enjoyable novel that captures the historical feel of the early space programs while being simultaneously timely and relevant to what's (still) happening in the world today. I'll definitely be getting book 2, which I'm hoping picks up ...more
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This is a really enjoyable novel that captures the historical feel of the early space programs while being simultaneously timely and relevant to what's (still) happening in the world today. I'll definitely be getting book 2, which I'm hoping picks up ...more
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I haven't laughed this hard reading a book in a long time. I literally laughed out loud on a crowded commuter train while reading (and elicited a lot of dirty looks in the process). Beneath the cutting dialogue and irreverent wit, there's some weight ...more
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This is a fun, action-packed fantasy book with lots going on: an apocalypse, a magical awakening, walking dead, goblin raids, shape changing, portaling to other worlds, and of course an epic final battle. There are some rough patches in the writing, ...more
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Fitting the right book with the right reader. Bringing you the most cutting edge Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Horror that you want to read.
38865 Xcite Books Authors and Readers — 327 members — last activity Feb 23, 2016 07:53AM
A group for readers and writers of Xcite erotic fiction. A place to discuss Xcite books, writing, submissions and enjoy some great free reads.
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