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“A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic.” – Carl Sagan
When I asked myself what to do to celebrate the launch of From Under the Mountain, my high fantasy novel, I knew I wanted it to be big and fun, for fantasy fans and non-fans, for people who know the book and people who had never heard of it. A fashion show seemed like a perfect way to introduce people to this second-world fantasy very dear to my heart.
A fashion show takes a lot to put on, though, and I could use some help–so check out the campaign video below and click the link to read more about the show and peruse the perks for donors! I hope you’ll take the time to share and/or donate. Your support, whatever form it takes, means the world to me!
The highly anticipated third installment of “The Web” is out in the world today! This novella introduces a new character in the Web universe and asks us to consider what justice really means. Check out what reviewers are saying:
“The author gives us a complete story with hints that there could be more to come. […] All in all, a satisfying story with a fresh heroine.”
“There’s only so many different ways and contexts for me to say/use the word ‘phenomenal.'”
“I really love this series, not only for the vivid descriptions and fluid writing, or the unique storylines, or that I can devour the whole story in a couple hours…I could go on and on.”
“From Under the Mountain is a dark fantasy which reminds us that not even the strongest magic can hide a secret forever. Nineteen-year-old Guerline’s ascent to the throne shatters everything she thought she knew about the witch clans that protect her empire—and when an ancient power breaks free from its prison under the mountain, the empress must decide who to trust, for the sake of her people. A classic fantasy in the vein of Robin McKinley, From Under the Mountain combines lyrical writing full of adventure with the political intricacies and world-building brilliance of fellow genre great Jane Lindskold, all set against the backdrop of one young woman’s journey toward discovering the strength of her own heart.”
Cait Spivey is a speculative fiction writer, author of high fantasy From Under the Mountain and the horror novella series, “The Web“. Her enduring love of fantasy started young, thanks to authors like Tolkien, J.K. Rowling, Diane Duane, Tamora Pierce, and many more. Now, she explores the rules and ramifications of magic in her own works—and as a panromantic asexual, she’s committed to queering her favorite genres.
In addition to working on these and many other projects, she is a developmental editor for REUTS Publications and a freelancer with Bear and Black Dog Editing, LLC. She has interned with both the Bent Agency and Corvisiero Literary Agency, and was lead editor for more than a dozen novels with Curiosity Quills Press.
She has a B.A. in English Literary Studies (and yes, she’s heard that Avenue Q song). She worked on her college’s literary magazine, The York Review, for two years, first as Prose Editor and then as Managing Editor. She was also a contributor. She has had two plays performed in the college’s annual Student One-Acts.
In her spare time, she plans her next tattoo (there will always be a next tattoo) and falls further behind on her to-be-read list. Anything left over is devoted to her tireless quest to make America read more. She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her darling husband Matt and adorable dog Jay.