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.
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When world building, you should understand how your own rules work so you know how to apply them when new circumstances crop up. It isn’t enough to “just make up stuff.” A few years ago I made the decision to … Continue reading
She existed in the middle… To read the latest poem on the website please join me HERE. SaveSave
Another Riparia (my Ontyre protagonist) poem. To read this latest insight into Riparia please join me on the website HERE. SaveSave
Separate, they were elemental… To read the latest poem on the website please join me 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
Soft, subtle, understated… To read the latest poem on the website please join me HERE.
Breaking free from a conversation that was empty words anyway, Jennifer Nile folded her arms and wandered along the side of the hollow home. Let the men talk, she’d look upon the trees bordering the backyard. She might even brave … Continue reading
The idea came to her out of nowhere… To read the latest poem on the website, and one partly based on Riparia, please join me HERE.
Truly big decisions are sometimes a long time coming and none is bigger than the name of a series’ protagonist. She, or he, is the series’ fictitious face of the franchise. You want to change that name? What! Kicking, screaming, … Continue reading
The distance to congruence greater than from those accepting… To read the latest poem on the website please join me HERE.