L.D. Colter

Goodreads Author


Website

Genre

Influences

Member Since
April 2013

URL


Liz has followed her heart through a wide variety of careers, including farming with a team of draft horses, and working as a field paramedic, Outward Bound instructor, athletic trainer, and roller-skating waitress, among other curious choices. She also knows more about concrete than you might suspect.

Her novels written under the name L. D. Colter explore contemporary and dark fantasy, and ones written as L. Deni Colter venture into epic fantasy realms. She's a two-time winner of the Colorado Book Award for Science Fiction/Fantasy, a Writers of the Future winner, and her short stories have appeared in multiple magazines and anthologies.

Her website and blog can be found at: http://lizcolter.com/ To receive updates and offers, please sign up
...more

To ask L.D. Colter questions, please sign up.

Popular Answered Questions

L.D. Colter I'm still actively writing/re-writing at this time, so I'll continue to set aside a few books I'd hoped to read soon (the 2nd in Megan O'Keefe's Scorc…moreI'm still actively writing/re-writing at this time, so I'll continue to set aside a few books I'd hoped to read soon (the 2nd in Megan O'Keefe's Scorched Continent, the 2nd and 3rd in Randy Henderson's Finn Fancy set, Wool, Spin, Red Rising, and more) and continue with heavily literary-leaning fantasy or weird fiction until I'm down to proofing, writing short stories, or even taking the oft-imagined break. Likely prospects this summer are:
Borne by Jeff Vandermeer
Railsea by China Mieville
All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy (straight literary)
The Course of the Heart by M John Harrison)
Kindred by Octavia Butler
House of Leaves by Mark Z Danielewski
The Waking Engine by David Edison
Jerusalem by Alan Moore
Peace by Gene Wolfe(less)
L.D. Colter If I lock up because I feel like I'm losing my way or just can't figure out how to move the plot forward, it's likely I've taken a wrong turn recently…moreIf I lock up because I feel like I'm losing my way or just can't figure out how to move the plot forward, it's likely I've taken a wrong turn recently and that's why things won't mesh. I'll go back and spend time looking at plot elements, character development, etc, and usually find a problem that needs fixing. If it's just one of those low writing momentum periods, 'butt in chair' is the only answer. I'll usually line edit previous work to get going again. A firm, daily wordcount goal helps a lot also.(less)
Average rating: 4.11 · 475 ratings · 97 reviews · 16 distinct worksSimilar authors
A Borrowed Hell

4.33 avg rating — 99 ratings — published 2017 — 7 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
While Gods Sleep

4.20 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 2018 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Echoes: Magic Sells, but at...

4.50 avg rating — 2 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
Writers of the Future Volum...

by
4.06 avg rating — 344 ratings — published 2014 — 6 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Fae

by
4.24 avg rating — 112 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Weird Wild West

by
really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 128 ratings — published 2015 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Athena's Daughters, vol. 2:...

by
3.88 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 2015 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Andromeda Spaceways Infligh...

by
4.22 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 2013
Rate this book
Clear rating
Killing It Softly 2

by
really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 2017 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Halfblood War

by
4.14 avg rating — 7 ratings4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by L.D. Colter…

Good riddance to 2020 celebration book sale

Woo Hoo that 2020, the longest year ever, is finally about to end!

In other good news, A Borrowed Hell is on sale (1st time ever!) for 0.99 cents, today only, plus While Gods Sleep is also 0.99 cents today only (first time in a year). Tomorrow prices will go up to $1.99 and Thurs to $2.99 -- still a discount. And my epic fantasy, The Halfblood War, is just $4.99. Book descriptions, links, and a cut Read more of this blog post »
1 like ·   •  0 comments  •  flag
Share on Twitter
Published on December 29, 2020 07:40

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

The Invisible Lif...
Rate this book
Clear rating

 

L.D.’s Recent Updates

L.D. Colter rated a book it was amazing
Tower of Mud and Straw by Yaroslav Barsukov
Rate this book
Clear rating
I began the audio version of this novella not harboring any expectations, having read no previous works by this author or reviews of the book. Within minutes, I knew I was reading something special. I was swept along by the story, the rich prose, and ...more
L.D. Colter wants to read 18 books in the 2021 Reading Challenge
11650
She has read 11 books toward her goal of 18 books.
 
Create your own 2021 Reading Challenge »
L.D. Colter marked as re-shelved-to-finish-later
A Lush and Seething Hell by John Hornor Jacobs
Rate this book
Clear rating
L.D. Colter wants to read
Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield
Once Upon a River
by Diane Setterfield (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
L.D. Colter marked as re-shelved-to-finish-later
A Lush and Seething Hell by John Hornor Jacobs
Rate this book
Clear rating
L.D. Colter is currently reading
A Lush and Seething Hell by John Hornor Jacobs
Rate this book
Clear rating
L.D. Colter started reading
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab
Rate this book
Clear rating
L.D. Colter rated a book it was amazing
Consider This by Chuck Palahniuk
Rate this book
Clear rating
L.D. Colter started reading
Tower of Mud and Straw by Yaroslav Barsukov
Rate this book
Clear rating
L.D. Colter rated a book it was amazing
Consider This by Chuck Palahniuk
Rate this book
Clear rating
More of L.D.'s books…

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
Bookreads :): What Are You Currently Reading? 55 77 Dec 07, 2015 03:34PM  
Supernatural Fict...: PSEUDOPOD returns 160 209 Dec 26, 2018 02:17PM  
Horror Aficionados : Pseudopod 508 1078 Jul 15, 2019 10:58AM  
136341 Speculative Short Fiction Deserves Love — 260 members — last activity Dec 09, 2018 07:47AM
A group for discussion and recommendation of SF & fantasy short stories, novelettes, novellas, collections, and anthologies. Anyone can join! Anyone ...more
220 Goodreads Librarians Group — 125083 members — last activity 0 minutes ago
A place where all Goodreads members can work together to improve the Goodreads book catalog. Non-librarians are welcome to join the group as well, to ...more
25x33 Ask Kate Wolford About Writing New Fairy Tales — 31 members — last activity Jul 05, 2013 04:31PM
...June 19, 2013 to June 20, 2013... Not only is my book, Beyond the Glass Slipper, aimed at fairy tale fans and would-be writers of fairy tales, I h ...more



No comments have been added yet.