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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, wildly imaginative fiction set 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 Harps of the Six Kingdoms
Jacob’s wife died in childbirth.
She shouldn’t have.
But magic exists only in the land of the Six Kingdoms. Not on the mainland where Jacobs lives. No healer could save his wife.
What can Jacob, a simple boot maker, do to address such inequality? Or Zara, a girl raised in the streets? Or Brother Isadore, the priest behind a grand plan to change everything?
Lush detail, wildly-creative magic, and a page-turning ending, make this dark, epic fantasy a tale for all ages, with something for every fantasy reader.
The Ribbon Tree
Oneia wakes to the sound of weeping.
She discovers that the maple tree in her tiny backyard is responsible for all that racket.
But what can she do to ease the tree’s sadness?
A charming tale of magic realism and chasing dreams.
Originally published in: Fiction River: Haunted.
Be sure to read the prequel to this story, A Box of Taels.
Available from your favorite retailers.
The Fairy Boy-Band
Oswald just wants to enjoy the peace and quiet of his suburban home.
But he can’t. Not with the stupid fairies playing music in his backyard.
Every. Single. Night.
But what can a poor human do? He agreed to the arrangement. The home owners association papers had spelled the time-share out quite clearly.
Still, desperate times call for desperate measures.
Particularly when dealing with a fairy boy-band.
Part of the Uncollected Anthology! Be sure to read all the stories from this issue, “Mystical Melodies”.
Available August 1st.
The Death of All Things
No matter what humanity tries, Death always wins. Or does it?
Discover the answer in The Death of All Things, where twenty-two writers take their shot at the Grim Reaper with explorations of the mythical, fantastical, and futuristic bonds between life and death. Learn the cost of mortality, the perils—and joys—of the afterlife, and the potential pitfalls of immortality …
Featuring stories from: K. M. Laney, Andrea Mullen, Faith Hunter, Kendra Leigh Speedling, Jason M. Hough, Julie Pitzel, Shaun Avery, Christie Golden, Leah Cutter, Aliette de Bodard, Andrew Dunlop, Juliet E. McKenna, A. Merc Rustad, Ville Meriläinen, Amanda Kespohl, Mack Moyer, Fran Wilde, Kathryn McBride, Andrija Popovic, Jim C. Hines, Stephen Blackmoore, and Kiya Nicoll.
This anthology contains one of my favorite stories, “Wedding Vows.”
Fiction River: Editor’s Choice
This anthology contains one of my all time favorite stories, “The Glass Girl.” It was inspired by Japanese Manga, about a teenaged Japanese girl who transforms into glass. This entire series is incredible. You can subscribe and get all the books sent to you (at www.FictionRiver.com), or just pick up one at a time.
Go get yours today!
“Surprisingly deep urban fantasy” – Tangent Online
The Dwarven Wars
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
Rabbit works as a law clerk, spending his days with contracts and land leases. At night, however, he spends times with his friends and solving mysteries.
Collected together for the first time are all the Rabbit stories, which take place during the Tang dynasty, in China.
Included in this collection are:
The Curious Case of Rabbit and the Temple Goddess
Rabbit and the Mysteriously Missing Daughter
The Strange Mystery of Rabbit and the Stolen Song
Rabbit, The Dastardly Thief, and the Disappearing Dragon
Plus Old Friends, a story about Wei Fu, Rabbit’s master in the later tales.
Available now from your favorite retailers.
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.
Faerie Summer Bundle
The summer sun bathes the earth in warmth and light,
Faeries dance under the moon at night.
Cross through the portal into a land ancient, beautiful, and wild.
See the wonders that enticed the stolen child.
Come away, O reader! To the Realm of Faerie.
But if you want to make it back home, you had better be wary…
This collection includes twenty tales of faeries and magic set in our world – and in others.
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 Fairy-Bridge Troll
The final book in the Seattle Trolls trilogy! Coming October 21st!
Christine works hard every night to rebuild the fairy bridge to Trollsville and the other worlds–the one she destroyed in order to claim her magical power.
But the rocks fight her. Does the bridge not want to be repaired? Or did Christine take the wrong advice (from humans, of course) about how it should go together?
Can she figure out the proper way to reassemble the bridge? Who can she trust?
And what will she do once she finally finishes her duty and crosses over?
“The Fairy Bridge Troll”–the final novel in the Seattle Trolls trilogy–continues the coming-of-age journey of Christine, a changeling, as she takes control of her Destiny, and in the end, her life. Be sure to read the first two books that start this trilogy, “The Changeling Troll” and “The Princess Troll”.