✣ ┅ ABOUT ┅ ✣

You can call me August, but I will also be summoned by cool pond bugs and/or pictures of cats.

I'm a mostly-Fantasy writer with a fondness for chucking characters into things they think they aren't prepared for. I like how life looks from wild animals' eyes, the bottom of the sea, or the aftermath of the apocalypse. Or an airship. I'm rather fond of airships!

In the normal world, I'm a biology-trained grad student who plays with words and keeps Carassius and Corixidae in outdoor aquaria. I am five years old inside.

I wasn't kidding about the pond bugs.

✣ ┅ BOOKS ┅ ✣

I have... a lot of books. For update schedules, quick synopses, recommended reading order, and more, check out the link below - it's a google doc with the most up-to-date info. It you can't click it here, it can also be found at the bottom of this description.


If you still have questions, shoot me a PM, drop a comment, post on my wall... I'm not picky :)


✔ = Complete (8)
❖ = Updating Now (6)
❍ = Preparing to Update (0)
✐ = Currently Writing (3 + ONC)

Books with a rainbow sticker have a queer main character. Expect to find LGBTQ+ rep in all my books, though.

I'm fanart-friendly and love translations. If you want to translate one of my books, just reach out first so we can chat!

My works have been proudly featured on:

@Adventure (x2)
@Fantasy (x4)
@HighFantasy (x2)
@Magic (x3)
@StoriesUndiscovered (x3)

Comments and critiques are both welcome and appreciated.

I write offline, update weekly, and always finish my books. If you choose to stick around, welcome!
  • By a pond somewhere
  • JoinedOctober 3, 2017

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❖ Hello, friends! Double-update day here again: chapter four of Belltower and chapter twenty-five of Listen to the Water are live. Janine gets an unexpected visitor and an even more unexpected offer...
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