Christina Anne Hawthorne
Alive and well in the Rocky Mountains. I'm a fantasy writer who also dabbles in poetry, short stories, and map making. My Ontyre tales are an alternative fantasy experience, the stories rich in mystery, adventure, and romance. Alternative fantasy? Not quite steampunk. Not quite gothic. In truth, the real magic is in those who discover what's within.
Category Archives: Ontyre
*A glance at my protagonist, Vistanna Ravinka Martavian. Half shadow, half light, halfway between a place that was and never was… To read the latest poem on the website please join me HERE. SaveSave Advertisements
The Pannulus map is done, but more important, it’s done far ahead of schedule. Another map? Yup, but the story for this one is different than the other two. The focus for Tremjara and Carrdia was mapmaking over world building … Continue reading
Time for a old-fashioned update since I’ve completed a multitude of projects recently. There are other projects in-progress and many others waiting in the wings, but as of late completion has been the word of the day. Let’s begin… • … Continue reading
So often when I talk about Ontyre it’s about geography or magic. Okay, that’s pretty cool stuff, but in truth when I write the tales of Ontyre I’m not focused on any of that. Magic is vital to some characters, … Continue reading
Another Riparia (my Ontyre protagonist) poem. To read this latest insight into Riparia please join me on the website HERE. SaveSave
A new month means it’s time for another Tremjara map update. Less than 20% of the map remains to be colorized so there’s a good chance the initial phase could be completed in February. After that? Touch-up, coastlines, and removing … Continue reading
The World of Ontyre. Over the years on this blog I’ve not spoken of it as much as one might expect. Much of the reason was I didn’t want to go on and on about it when any books were … Continue reading
*This poem is inspired by my series’ protagonist, Riparia Dellbane. It touches on her origins… To read this poem please join me on the website HERE. It’s where Riparia will be living from now on.
I’m giddy! Why? Becaise it’s time to talk maps. Since I started scheduling at least one hour per day to work on the Tremjara map the progress has been astonishing, so much so that I have to force myself to … Continue reading