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C. M. Skiera currently lives in San Diego, California, a long way from Michigan, where he grew up, graduated from Michigan State University, and started a career as an environmental engineer. He and his wife are devoted dog-lovers who share their home with two rescue Chihuahuas.

Crimson & Cream is C. M. Skiera's debut epic fantasy novel. He started writing Crimson & Cream in 1999, and after many twists and turns, 13 drafts, plenty of rejections, the arrival of the 21st Century and the advent of online self-publishing, the ebook was self-published in 2012. After that, Mirrors & Mist (2015) and then Warlock & Wyrm (2017) followed as the second and third books of The Oxbow Kingdom Trilogy.
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C.M. Skiera Hi Thomas! Thanks for asking. I am working on a new fantasy novel set in a different world than the Oxbow Kingdom, with new characters. I hope to have…moreHi Thomas! Thanks for asking. I am working on a new fantasy novel set in a different world than the Oxbow Kingdom, with new characters. I hope to have it ready next year, but still have a lot of writing to do.(less)
C.M. Skiera Hi Pat!

Happy Holidays to you, too Pat! I am currently working with my editor on book 3 of the trilogy; Warlock & Wyrm. Our target is to finish by the …more
Hi Pat!

Happy Holidays to you, too Pat! I am currently working with my editor on book 3 of the trilogy; Warlock & Wyrm. Our target is to finish by the end of January 2017. Then I will do a final polish and shoot for getting it to beta readers by March. I'll let you know when the beta is ready. Hoping to publish by June 2017, or a little sooner, if things go smoothly.

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“Jetsam’s sightless feet hoped to avoid the treacherous debris. His”
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“On all fours behind a yew hedge, the heavy footfalls drew closer to him.”
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“The King is only fond of words, and cannot translate them into deeds.”
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