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.
Tag Archives: geography
Given events in Essence Stone, which I’m currently rewriting, my next choice of a location to examine is Baris. The City of Baris in Carrdia is a city best forgotten by characters, but it’s worth remembering for readers, for far … Continue reading
It’s map time! In case you haven’t guessed maps are one of my favorite topics. I dearly love writing—there’s no finer main course—but I love my map making dessert, too, because it provides the opportunity to explore my visually artistic … Continue reading
The Map Tour continues, a Map Tour that serves two functions. First, I’m celebrating my new website at christinaannehawthorne.com and, you guessed it, I’m hoping folks come by to take a look around. The site is both representative of me … Continue reading
The map tour continues with Northeast Hartise. On my website I’ve added a new menu item (beneath Ontyre on the menu) called Ontyre Maps. I hope you’ll visit, examine the map (it’s BIG), take a look around, and maybe start … Continue reading
Besides the notebooks containing my world’s history and geography/maps, there’s also one describing cultures… When I started my novel I had some ideas and images in my head concerning culture. As I proceeded, though, I realized my world building needed … Continue reading