Welcome to my web site. Glad you could make it.
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.
The 2017 Write Stuff Bundle!
Yet again, Kristine Kathryn Rusch has put together a fantastic bundle of writing guides to help you take your craft to the next level! This year’s bundle has everything from how to get your mind into the game, how to better play the game, and once you’ve finished with your work, how better to format it and market it!
This bundle is priced in tiers: pay one price, and get a few books. Pay a higher price, and get more books.
PLUS an online lecture about the master plot formula. TRUST ME ON THIS ONE. If you don’t understand the seven-point plot structure, you need this.
PLUS a coupon for money off of one of the formatting programs for turning your document into an ebook, Jutoh.
PLUS, on top of all that, 80% off Writer’s Cafe!, a powerful set of writer’s tools to accelerate your novel or screenplay process.
Not only that, but you can choose to contribute a portion of payment to a great cause: AbleGamers. AbleGamers, helps people with disabilities enjoy the imaginary worlds of video games. The organization provides one-on-one assistance to help people with a variety of disabilities join the lively interactive world of gaming, easing the social isolation that being disabled can bring.
But like all good things, this bundle will come to an end soon.
Go get yours today!
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.
I’m thrilled to announce that I was asked to be a guest editor for the Fiction River anthology series!
The theme for my anthology?
Stolen cars. Stolen spaceships. Stolen hearts.
I wanted people to write me stories of theft.
And I got some great ones, too.
Go to FictionRiver.com for more information about the anthology series!
Steam. And Dragons.
From an evil genius desperate for his toast; to an ancient dragon enjoying a modern coffee shop; to amusement parks with dragon rides; and heart-lurching flights with steam-powered beasts; these tales will catapult you into an adventurous journey to the far side of your imagination. Funny, frightening, melancholy, but always memorable, they will touch your heart and leave you with a sense of wonder.
A gem for lovers of diverse fiction and wild rides.
The Bee-Keeper’s Daughter
A swarm of bees haunts Elizabeth. The bees coat strangers in pollen while holding her still, making her watch.
Then they come to her. Sting her. Giving her magical power, but at such a cost.
Why do they attack her this way? What do they want? And how can she get them to go away?
Part of the Uncollected Anthology series, written for the theme, “Bewitching Love.”
Have you ever felt as though someone was watching you, but when you turned around no one was there?
How many times have you been unable to find something, then it later turned up in the exact place you’d searched over and over?
Available only at BundleRabbit: Pay a minimum of $2.99 and receive the small version of the bundle with 8 books.
Only on BundleRabbit can you allocate some of your payment to a charity.
Or pay the minimum of $3.99 and receive all 20 ebooks.
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
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.”
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.
Nightmares of drowning crowd Merilee’s sleep. Deep, dark, endless water.
It must mean something. She is a witch, after all.
But when three men break into her house and the spell Merilee casts to escape goes horribly wrong, she has too many other things to worry about other than drowning.
Until it’s too late…
Be sure to read the other stories in this Uncollected Anthology issue! http://www.uncollectedanthology.com
Generally available May 1st!
The Dwarven Wars
New novel by Leah Cutter, generally available May 21st, 2017!
The Old One will not rest until he destroys the Greater Oregon Fairy Kingdom. Warrior, servant, and royal alike face death.
Old world dwarves threaten as well, plotting a genocidal invasion to steal all the magic in the new land.
Nora’s revenge against the Old One will not be stayed, even as her twin brother, Dale, makes peace with the ancient being.
Double-crosses and twisted plans abound in the last book of the Clockwork Fairy Kingdom trilogy, The Dwarven Wars. A fast-paced New Adult fantasy story that always leaves you guessing!
The Dwarven Wars—the final novel in the Clockwork Fairy Kingdom trilogy!
The Rabbit Mysteries
In June, I will be publishing all the Rabbit stories together into a collection, as well as publishing each story separately.
The first Rabbit story is available at your favorite retailers. (Originally published in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine.)