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Hey everyone!

I'm very pleased to announce that my high fantasy novel, FROM UNDER THE MOUNTAIN, will be published by REUTS Publications in January 2016!

About the novel:

Nineteen-year-old Guerline ascends to the throne of the empire after her entire family dies in one fell swoop. Now Empress, Guerline must address the suspicion growing in her court toward the four witch clans that protect the empire’s borders. Among the seditionists is Guerline’s best friend and lover, Evadine.

Guerline’s political balancing act is upset when the palace is attacked by powerful magic, bringing all Evadine’s fears to bear—but magic saves them too. In the wake of the attack, with an even greater threat looming, Guerline must decide who to trust, and summon all her strength to meet the challenge.

From Under the Mountain is my first novel and my first love. It’s a high fantasy for the modern world, drawing on the foundations laid by great female fantasy writers of the past twenty years to tell the story of one young woman. Guerline’s journey to establish her place, protect what she loves, and do right by her people will resonate with readers across the board.

You can add it to your Goodreads TBR here: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25456839-from-under-the-mountain

I'm also currently raising funds to host a high fantasy fashion show as my book launch event. I'm working with a costumer to design and produce nine outfits representing the major characters in the novel, which will be premiered at a combination runway show and book signing. Production costs are high for this sort of thing, so I'm seeking help from the fantasy community and offering some great rewards in return.

There are currently two bonus rewards being offered for donors of between $20-50: custom character art by me, and a full manuscript critique by my editor at REUTS.

Watch the campaign video below, and check out the campaign on IndieGoGo here: http://igg.me/at/fromunderthemountain/x/7428933

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Hey everyone!

I channeled my love of books into an english literature degree when I was in college, and I'm looking to get back into doing more literary analysis on my personal website. I'm excited about my first work, which is going to focus on questions of beauty, disability, and monstrosity in Robin Hobb's Rain Wilds Chronicles.

SFF is a genre that provides lots of innovative opportunities to explore issues like these, so I'd like to hear what your favorites are! I'm open to anything from classics to new releases, though I'd prefer to focus on newer (last decade or so) novels.

Can't wait to see your recommendations!

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Introductions / Greetings from the American Northwest
« on: February 23, 2014, 10:10:10 PM »
Hello, all! My name is Cait and I have just been added to the ranks of writers for the site proper, so I decided to pop into the forums to meet you lovely people.

I'm a YA/NA fantasy writer with a high fantasy currently querying, and I also work as an editor for Curiosity Quills Press and a freelance editor through my company, Bear and Black Dog Editing. I specialize in speculative fiction with both companies. I live in Oregon and I have several tattoos, including the Leaf of Lorien (my first, but certainly not my last LotR tattoo).

Besides the obvious, my favorite fantasy series is probably the Abhorsen Trilogy, followed very closely by A Song of Ice and Fire. Other favorite authors include Robin McKinley and Tamora Pierce. I've been remiss reading much of the fantasy published recently (my most recently published read was PROPHECY, a YA by Ellen Oh), but hopefully I can remedy that soon, with recs from all of you.

If you're on Twitter, I invite you to follow me @CaitSpivey.

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