Christie Stratos is an award-winning historical suspense and gaslamp fantasy author with a passion for the Victorian era and forgotten history. Her historical suspense in the Dark Victoriana Collection includes two novels, Anatomy of a Darkened Heart and Brotherhood of Secrets, as well as two short stories, “The Artist” and “The Wrong House”. Her gaslamp fantasy novels in the Grimoire Society of Dark Acts series are currently serialized on Kindle Vella, soon to be published as paperbacks and full-length ebooks. Also a poet and short story writer, Christie has been published in anthologies, literary journals, and magazines. She has been featured on the radio, in magazines, and on podcasts, and she has given presentations for writing organizations and at writing conferences.
She owns her own editing company, Proof Positive, where she works one-on-one with authors as well as with small presses as a freelance editor.
Christie currently co-hosts the once-a-week (Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET) interactive videocast Lurking for Legends with award-winning epic fantasy author Richard H. Stephens and sci-fi author David M. Kelly. Watch their livestreams on her Facebook page. She was the original host of the well-received podcast Writers Showcase, rated #1 videocast of 2019-2020 on the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network. She has interviewed New York Times bestsellers, publishers, and major award-winning authors, including America’s favorite inspirational storyteller Karen Kingsbury, #1 New York Times bestselling author Peter Straub, Hugo Award winner Robert J. Sawyer, BBC correspondent Humphrey Hawksley, and Mary Higgins Clark Award winner Hank Phillippi Ryan.
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The attention to detail in this book must be highlighted. Textures, symbolism, and words. Every word is placed where it has to be placed and sometimes a sentence can make you shiver or gasp.
Christie Stratos’ purely impeccable writing and just outright brilliant use of POV and tense makes all the difference in keeping you strapped in for one awesome roller coaster ride.