Rysa Walker

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RYSA WALKER is the author of the bestselling CHRONOS Files series. Timebound, the first book in the series, was the Young Adult and Grand Prize winner in the 2013 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards. The CHRONOS Files has sold nearly half a million copies since 2013 and has been translated into fourteen languages.

In addition to speculative fiction, she occasionally writes mysteries as C. Rysa Walker.

Rysa currently resides in North Carolina with her husband, two youngest sons, and a hyperactive golden retriever. When not working on the next installment in her CHRONOS Files universe, she watches shows where travelers boldly go to galaxies far away, or reads about magical creatures and superheroes from alternate timelines. She has neither the
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Rysa Walker That's an interesting question, Jonas--and one that I've actually thought about a bit. The type of fantasy I would lean toward is so close to science…moreThat's an interesting question, Jonas--and one that I've actually thought about a bit. The type of fantasy I would lean toward is so close to science fiction that seems like cheating to give that answer. The CHRONOS Files series has bits of historical fiction mixed in as well, so that one is equally problematic.

Aside from these, the only other genres that interest me are mystery and horror, although I'd lean more toward psychological horror than the spewing artery type. Overall, I think my interests are pretty firmly in the realm of speculative fiction--that's what I tend to read, so I'm pretty sure that's what I'll continue to write.(less)
Rysa Walker I was in tentative talks with someone about CHRONOS, but things seem to have broken down. Hopefully we'll get back on track--maybe the fact that there…moreI was in tentative talks with someone about CHRONOS, but things seem to have broken down. Hopefully we'll get back on track--maybe the fact that there are three more CHRONOS books coming will jump start the process again. :)(less)
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message 15: by Dene

Dene Menzel Hey Rysa!
Great to see you on Goodreads! Would be pleased if you can let your friends know about my book and rate it on Goodreads!
They can purchase it from Amazon from this link:
http://www.amazon.com.au/Voice-Factor...


message 14: by Alexandra (last edited Aug 03, 2014 05:22PM)

Alexandra Rysa wrote: "Thanks, Auntie J--so glad that you enjoyed Timebound! And, as someone who tends to write in pajamas and bunny slippers, being called "classy" is a rare and much appreciated treat. :) "

Aw, bunny slippers! Ok, now you're cool too. :D


message 13: by Rysa

Rysa Walker Auntie J wrote: "Hi Rysa, just wanted to say I really enjoyed Timebound and am looking forward to your next book. I also appreciate that you are so classy here on Goodreads. Thanks for friending me."

Thanks, Auntie J--so glad that you enjoyed Timebound! And, as someone who tends to write in pajamas and bunny slippers, being called "classy" is a rare and much appreciated treat. :)


message 12: by Rysa

Rysa Walker MommyDearest wrote: "I can not wait for your next book to come out!"

Sorry I missed this one! You may already have seen Time's Echo by now--if not, it's the Kiernan novella I'd been promising for ages. If you haven't read it yet, wait a few days longer--it will be on sale for 99 cents starting August 14th. And then Time's Edge will be out on October 21st!

Thanks again for reading!


Alexandra Hi Rysa, just wanted to say I really enjoyed Timebound and am looking forward to your next book. I also appreciate that you are so classy here on Goodreads. Thanks for friending me.


MommyDearest I can not wait for your next book to come out!


message 9: by Rysa

Rysa Walker I'll probably schedule another one before launch day. And if you don't land one of those, I'm sure we can work something out ;)


message 8: by E.B.

E.B. Brown I missed the giveaway!! Darn it. I'll have to score a signed copy some other way!! ;)


message 7: by Rysa

Rysa Walker Hi, Nikki! I just grabbed a copy. Good luck with your promo!!
Best wishes,
Rysa
Nicola wrote: "Hi Rysa,
Hope you are well.
Just thought you might like to know that my book 'Echoes from the Lost ones' is free to download from any kindle store until Sunday, if you want to read it.

Kind regard..."



Nicola McDonagh Hi Rysa,
Hope you are well.
Just thought you might like to know that my book 'Echoes from the Lost ones' is free to download from any kindle store until Sunday, if you want to read it.

Kind regards,
Nikki


message 5: by Rysa

Rysa Walker Thank you!!! And a second "thank you" from my kids' college fund! :) This has been a wild ride...MommyDearest wrote: "Voted for Timebound! Good Luck!!"


MommyDearest Voted for Timebound! Good Luck!!


message 3: by Rysa

Rysa Walker Hi, Lucinda! I didn't see this earlier -- it's been a busy couple of weeks! I may be doing another giveaway next month -- if so, I'll keep all of my Goodreads friends posted :)

Lucinda wrote: "Dear Rysa,
Thank you so much for being my friend here on GoodReads. I do hope that i shall at some point have the chance of reading your novel, as it is of great interest! (and shall be added to my..."



Eugenia (Genie In A Book) Thank you for accepting my friend request :)
I look forward to reading your latest book and more in the future


Lucinda Dear Rysa,
Thank you so much for being my friend here on GoodReads. I do hope that i shall at some point have the chance of reading your novel, as it is of great interest! (and shall be added to my to-read list).
Kind Regards
Lucinda x


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