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I write fantasy, mystery, science fiction, and horror, as well as the occasional essay and poem.
The Official Bio
Leah Cutter writes page–turning fiction in exotic locations, such as a magical New Orleans, the ancient Orient, Hungary, the Oregon coast, rural Kentucky, Seattle, Minneapolis, and many others.
She writes literary, fantasy, mystery, science fiction, and horror fiction. Her short fiction has been published in magazines like Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine and Talebones, anthologies like Fiction River, and on the web. Her long fiction has been published both by New York publishers as well as small presses.
Follow her blog at www.LeahCutter.com.
I am now leading workshops, teaching indie-publishers and authors how to create beautiful interiors for their print books. In addition, I also teach authors how to create covers, for both print and ebooks.
The next print workshop starts in October. The next cover workshop is in November.
To learn more about the workshops, click here.
The Dead Sister
Shawna knows all the trees in her mom and dad’s orchard. And she knows every inch of that border between land and swamp—she can see it better than anyone else. Even her twin sister Rowan.
But only Shawna sees the lights that mark the edge.
Stepping across the border would land Shawna in trouble, though curiosity consumes her and she would love to know what lies beyond
When tricksy reeds confuse Shawna and she blunders into the swamp, she ends up far worse than she feared.
But dying only starts her adventure.
If you enjoy cozy horror mingled with young adult fantasy, take a chance on this wildly creative novella and find out what really lies beneath the surface of the forbidding swamp.
A Box of Taels and Haunted!
Gau Li works to keep a humble appearance: Just a hard-working Chinese man trying to make a living in 1950s San Francisco. Trying to take care of his special wife their families.
To hide the training he received from the monks. And that he can fight like a demon when he needs to.
Because suddenly? That need to fight has come.
But Gau Li quickly learns he needs more than flying fists to solve his biggest problem.
If you like high-adventure, clock-and-dagger, historic-spy short stories with an exotic bent, A Box of Taels is for you!
If you enjoyed A Box of Taels, read the continued adventures of Oneida, Gau Li’s wife, read The Ribbon Tree in Fiction River: Haunted.
Cassie cannot turn away her most recent client. She needs the money. Though honestly, trying to find the woman’s damned cat turns her stomach.
But the client also carries a rose with her. It represents…something. Something destructive. Something apocalyptic.
Something Cassie can’t defend herself from. Not even with sarcasm.
“Spoiled Harvest”—the third novel in this fast-paced urban fantasy series—pits Cassie against an order of monks who follow Zarathustra, more gods, and even more corporate machinations.
The Princess Troll
Most trolls have no natural magical ability. However, Christine does. Enchanted powders swirl up when she walks by. Charms glow.
What happens when Christine tries to direct her magic?
Nothing. Nada. Zip.
Something blocks Christine from reaching her full magical potential.
The Princess Troll—the second novel in The Seattle Trolls trilogy and the delightful continuation The Changeling Troll—follows Christine on her journeys through a skewed Seattle and her encounters with outrageous and whimsical characters. A coming of age tale for all ages!
Candles and Shadows
New short story, part of the Uncollected Anthology series!
Pearl’s greatest magical gift? Knowing exactly what someone needs before they do. Opening up a magic shop seemed like the perfect way to help her use her gift.
The problem? The beautiful smartly-dressed woman who just walked in.
This woman wants something. Something only Pearl can provide.
Pearl’s fear? Figuring out exactly what this woman needs. And what the cost may be…
Bundles as Ebooks
Originally, this bundle was available at http://www.bundlerabbit.com. Now, it’s available at online distributors, but only for a short time:
In addition, the Fantasy in the City bundle is now available at general distributors!
The Immortals’ War
Tong Yi lives in Taiwan and works as a messenger for Huli Transport—a company that specializes in delivering messages and packages for non-humans. He values his oath to the company and makes heroic efforts to ensure the messages entrusted to him arrive safely and on time.
However, between the awesome motorcycle he rides who insists of “dancing” with him by fishtailing and trying to dump him every chance she gets, and the brewing war between the non-humans, “…or die trying” seems more likely with every message he delivers.
And then his brother turns up as a combatant, and possibly his enemy…
If you enjoy Chinese myths and legends woven into a modern story, you’ll love “The Immortals’ War.”
Coming December, 2016
Business for Breakfast, Volume 5: Business Planning for Professional Publishers
So. You’d like to take your publishing business to the next level, and want to create a business plan to help you get there.
But all of those stupid business books make no sense. They were not written for you.
The writers of those books mean well. But they’re talking to other business types and MBAs.
If you hate spreadsheets, and have problems understanding business books, this one (and this series!) may be just what you need.
Be sure to read the other books in this series:
Volume 1: The Beginning Professional Writer
Volume 2: The Beginning Professional Publisher
Volume 3: The Beginning Professional Storyteller
Volume 4: The Intermediate Professional Storyteller
Coming January 12, 2017