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Courtney Schafer

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A voracious reader, Courtney Schafer took up writing when she found that fantasy books weren't published fast enough to satisfy her craving for new worlds full of magic and wonder. When not writing, Courtney figure skates, climbs 14,000 foot peaks, squeezes through Utah slot canyons, and skis way too fast through trees. To support her adrenaline-fueled hobbies and writing habit, she received a degree in electrical engineering from Caltech and now works in the aerospace industry. She lives with her husband and son in the climber's paradise of Colorado.

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Courtney Schafer EDITED TO ADD: The trade paperback edition is now available at US Amazon and Seattle Book Company (which ships internationally).

OLD ANSWER: I don't…more
EDITED TO ADD: The trade paperback edition is now available at US Amazon and Seattle Book Company (which ships internationally).

OLD ANSWER: I don't yet have a firm date for a general print release, since I still need to finish working out the distribution agreement. (The company that printed the copies for the Kickstarter has a PoD arm and I am hoping to arrange printing & distribution through them, as their quality is very good & they work with Amazon & the major print distributors.) BUT, if you don't want to wait for me to sign a distribution contract, I do have some extra copies from my Kickstarter print run that I'm happy to sell directly - email me at courtney (at) courtneyschafer (dot) com if you're interested, and I'll let you know cost & details.(less)
Courtney Schafer It's lovely to hear you'd like more! I am at least writing several Shattered Sigil short stories (some of which have turned into novellas, even!), but…moreIt's lovely to hear you'd like more! I am at least writing several Shattered Sigil short stories (some of which have turned into novellas, even!), but these will be from the POV of various secondary characters like Cara, Ruslan, etc. (I promised these as part of my Kickstarter for the Labyrinth of Flame. They'll go to backers first but then I'll put them out for general readers.) Also I just signed on to do a Lizaveta short story for the "Evil is a Matter of Perspective" anthology which is going to be kickstarted in June. (Honored to be invited to the anthology because it's got a great author line-up!) Once I finish all the short stories I intend to write something totally new, with sea magic and spies and a south sea island sort of setting. But I don't rule out returning to Dev & Kiran sometime in the future! They were so much fun to write. (less)
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On the one hand, I can't believe we're almost halfway through the year already. On the other hand, it feels like the last 6 months have had a decade's worth of happenings crammed into them, and not just in terms of dismaying politics. If you're wondering why I've not only been silent here, but also pretty quiet on my more regular haunts of twitter and r/Fantasy, it's because I've had a lot goin... Read more of this blog post »
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“Fear is the most insidious of weaknesses. You must learn to raze it from your soul, or risk defeat in all you do.”
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“Narrow the focus, take the ascent one step at a time, and it's amazing what odds a man can beat.”
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Cristina Sburlea Hi, I am organizing a giveaway. On December 8, I will send out a copy of my epic fantasy novel titled Creatures of Darkness and Light - titans, humans, and the beasts and my paranormal fantasy novel titled 300 Years of Sin, each e-book will go to a different person. Those who want to participate have to like and leave a comment (on my FB wall) with the name of the e-book they want. If you would like to participate, you can check out my FB page: or my Goodreads page blog.

Cristina Sburlea thank you for accepting my friend request. you have a very interesting bio :)

Christine Hatfield thanks for being my friend

Courtney Schafer Cheryl wrote: "Thanks for accepting my friendship, Courtney. I'm looking forward to reading your book."

Delighted to "meet" you, Cheryl! Thanks for your interest in The Whitefire Crossing - I hope you enjoy it!

Cheryl Landmark Thanks for accepting my friendship, Courtney. I'm looking forward to reading your book.

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