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News

 Cynthia's story "Dreams of Salt" will be published in Skelos: The Journal of Weird Fiction and Dark Fantasy, Issue 4, in Summer 2020.  

Cynthia is offering the e-book "Ice and Fire: Two Vampire Stories", for free:  PDF; mobi; epub.  

Cynthia's short crime story, "Switch and Bait" will be published in issue #8 of Black Cat Mystery Magazine (a publication of Wildside Press, edited by John Betancourt and Michael Bracken).

 Cynthia's story "Pour Down Like Silver" appears in Cirsova Magazine of Thrilling Adventure and Daring Suspense: Issue #3 / Spring 2020, available here

Issue #6 of #pulp journal StoryHack Action & Adventure is now available in eBook and paper editions, and it includes Cynthia's  story "The Girl Who Sang in the Country of Morning":   "When drought forces a young woman to take up hunting, she runs afoul of bandits. Taken captive, Felissa only has one option, though the forbidden magic may damn her soul." 

The Adventure of the Naked Guide  is now available from Aqueduct Press and Amazon.

Cynthia's essay, "2019 in Review: Women Highwaymen and Others" appeared in Ambling Along the Aqueduct in December, 2019.

 

 

 

 

Books

NEW! The Adventure of the Naked Guide

Book Three of The Blood-Thirsty Agent 

The earth is hollow—a trackless primordial wilderness. It's also the new front in the Great War. Here, the British spy Lucy Harker—Dracula's daughter—must locate Britain's missing vampire slayer—her own mother. Then she's separated from her lover, the vampire spy Carmilla and captured by Germany's most brilliant scientist, the sinister Dr Krüger. Now, Agent Harker may discover her most dangerous opponents are on her own side.

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The Adventure of the Dux Bellorum

Book Two of The Blood-Thirsty Agent

Intelligence agent Lucy Harker receives the most dangerous job in the world--keeping Winston Churchill safe on the Western Front. Despite her unique abilities as Dracula's daughter, she loses Churchill to Kaiser Wilhelm's inhuman allies. If she's to recover Britain's greatest leader, Agent Harker must gain the aid of her Austrian lover, Countess Karnstein--better known as Carmilla. But the notorious vampire is keeping secrets that might doom the British Empire.

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The Adventure of the Incognita Countess

Book One of the Blood-Thirsty Agent

It's the easiest assignment a British intelligence agent could hope for. Lucy Harker needs only see the secret plans of the Nautilus safely across the Atlantic. As German spies are largely a fantasy of newspapers, she anticipates no activities more strenuous than hiding her heritage as Dracula’s dhampir daughter. Then among her fellow Titanic passengers she discovers the incognita Countess Karnstein—and it seems the seductive vampire is in Germany’s service. Can Agent Harker stake Carmilla before her own heart—and her loyalty to the British Empire—are subverted by questions as treacherous as a night-cloaked iceberg?

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Writing the Other: A Practical Approach

Nisi Shawl and Cynthia Ward's Writing the Other®: A Practical Approach, the companion book to the acclaimed Writing the Other diversity fiction-writing workshop, is available in print and e-book formats from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, your local bookstore, or directly from the publisher, Aqueduct Press.

Writing the Other® is a Registered Trademark of Nisi Shawl and Cynthia Ward.

 

Contact

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