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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.
Baker’s Dozen Redux
Back in 2011, I gave myself a challenge: Write, edit, copyedit, and publish a short story a week, every week, for thirteen weeks.
This year, I’m not writing a short story a week. I am publishing a short story a week, and offering it for free on my blog for that week (and that week only!)
The Soul Thief
Ghosts get stuck sometimes.
Franklin sees it as his duty to help them along, get them to pass from this earth to the Beyond.
But some ghosts start returning. Haunting Franklin. Destroying his crops.
Franklin learns he must use an ancient, powerful blade to force the ghosts back Beyond.
However, someone else wants that blade, for purposes that involve life and death, not just for the ghosts, but for all the living as well.
This novel is a sequel to The Popcorn Thief.
Available at your favorite retailers.
A terrorist bomber threatens Minneapolis during the run-up to the Aquatennial. None of the Post-Cogs can get a fix on him: whenever the bomber arrives, the timelines get corrupted.
Cassie has other problems, too. No one will hire her because of how she came into her abilities. Her life of bliss with her girlfriend Sam has soured. She’s even fighting with Chinaman Joe.
When Cassie discovers that the bomber moves like Hunter, the vet who claims ghosts taught him, she’ll have to invoke the Norse gods—as well as any others who are listening—to stop the madmen determined to raise the dreaded Old Ones and create Hell on earth.
This novel is the sequel to Poisoned Pearls.
Available at your favorite retailers.
Business for Breakfast, Volume 2: The Beginning Professional Publisher
This book isn’t going to give you all the answers about publishing. Everything is changing too fast for that.
Instead, this book will help you figure out the questions you need to be asking, right now and tomorrow and direct you to areas you need to think about.
This book covers some of the universal things in publishing, such as: organizing your computer, your publishing schedule, contracts, etc. It also highlights the things that are driven by the genre of your project, such as covers, price, and marketing.
Learn from someone who has already learned some of this the hard way. And continues to figure it out.
Some of the topics discussed include:
Producing Easy Books
Organizing Your Computer
Ideas In Marketing
What Happens When You Do Strike it Big?
Distribution and Branding
I will be posting a chapter from the book once a week on Thursdays on my blog.
You can read the book a chapter at a time there, or go and get the whole thing at one of your favorite retailers.
A Sword’s Poem
Hikaru and her one true love Norihiko defy their families and kitsune (fox fairy) tradition by getting married.
However, an evil magician kills Norihiko, steals his soul, then re-forges it into a sword.
Hikaru seeks the sword, determined to break the curse and bring back her one true love, no matter the cost to herself or her family.
Set in Heian era Japan and composed of three novellas: The Making, The Breaking, and The Reforging.
War Among the Crocodiles
As a modern wizard, Yvette knows many things: how to imprint her name on the very stones of her land to protect it, how to hear secrets from winds great and small, and how to bake the perfect souffle (she is French, after all).
However, Yvette doesn’t know how to stop the soul eaters—a group of corrupted human magicians who steal knowledge from her mind as easily as she picks daisies from a field.
When the soul eaters also attack the clans, the ancient families of shape shifters hidden among the humans, a war erupts in the shadows.
Can Yvette stop the soul eaters from destroying not only the clans, but her fellow magicians as well? Particularly when the clans have never trusted her kind, and wage their own internal wars?
Coming in December, 2015.