Check out my debut novel Flight
Seventeen-year-old Kateiko doesn’t want to be Rin anymore ― not if it means sacrificing lives to protect the dead. Her only way out is to join another tribe, a one-way trek through the coastal rainforest. Killing a colonial soldier in the woods isn’t part of the plan. Neither is spending the winter with Tiernan, an immigrant who keeps a sword with his carpentry tools. His log cabin leaks and his stories about other worlds raise more questions than they answer.
Then the air spirit Suriel, long thought dormant, resurrects a war. For Kateiko, protecting other tribes in her confederacy is atonement. For Tiernan, war is a return to the military life he’s desperate to forget.
Leaving Tiernan means losing the one man Kateiko trusts. Staying with him means abandoning colonists to a death sentence. In a region tainted by prejudice and on the brink of civil war, she has to decide what’s worth dying ― or killing ― for.
Available in hardcover or ebook. If you purchase a print copy, you can get the ebook for free from the publisher!
ECW Press | Kobo
Amazon.com | Barnes & Noble | Indiebound
Amazon.ca | Indigo | All Lit Up
Amazon.co.uk | Waterstones | Blackwell's
Amazon.com.au | Dymocks | Wheelers
Beautifully narrated by Sera-Lys McArthur, a mixed-race Nakota actress from Saskatchewan, Canada. Features a full range of character voices, accents, and more surprises!
“[A] stunning debut . . . An intricately lush and well-crafted new fantasy that deserves (and demands) a sequel.” ― Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“Waller puts a great deal of thought into her world-building . . . A mature choice for those who love high fantasy and magical realism.” ― School Library Journal
“A brilliant example of contemporary fantasy. The story itself was genuinely compelling. Every setting was clearly conveyed and beautifully described.” ― Bookmarked blog
LIT ON DA
I was a Literature Community Volunteer from Aug 2017 to Jan 2019. If you have any questions or concerns, or want to get involved in the lit community, send me a note. I'm here to help!
BibLITothèque: The Writer's Library is my guide series for writing prose fiction.
1: Fiction Diction
2: Scene Charting
3: Stage Cues
4: Writing Visually
5: Plot Structure
6: Conlang for Dummies Part 1
I also ran a Publishing Week chock full of up-to-date info on getting published. The articles I worked on are:
Traditional Novel Publishing
Deviants in Print: Jae Waller
Please STOP ME: publishing for potatoes
"Heaven sent but hell bent on getting shit done"
I'm a multi-disciplinary artist. I have a BFA in fine arts and creative writing, plus I've studied linguistics and Japanese, which might explain my scattershot approach. I'm originally from northwest Canada, but currently live in southeast Australia and can't tell which season it is.
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All contributions go back into the community through contests, charitable projects, donations to artists, etc.
2019 total: 151
2018 total: 6508
2017 total: 1601
Recent causes supported:
Love Story Contest - 500 pts (Feb 2019)
Multicultural Fairy Tales - 1000 pts (Jan 2019)
Critmas - 2000 pts (Dec 2018)
All Hallow's Tales - 1000 pts (Oct 2018)
THE GAUNTLET - 1000 pts (Sep 2018)