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I'm a professional copyeditor and writing coach, author of eleven novels (fantasy and contemporary fiction).

Background Information

I grew up the daughter of a screenwriter and novelist. Although I had little aspiration to be a novelist, I felt drawn to storytelling and poetry. Eventually I couldn't resist the call to write and so have been writing novels now for two decades.


I'm a huge fan of fantasy autor Patricia A. McKillip and her books influnce my lyrical writing and my fantasy novels. Authors like Elizabeth George have shown me how important characters are to a mystery novel and I have learned this to be the key factor in writing a great novel--creating characters that are complex, flawed, and have aspirations to fulfill their calling in life, whatever that may be. I also like to explore the psychology of human nature and so I push my characters over the line, forcing them to do things they normally wouldn't. And that makes readers ask what they would do if so hard pressed.

Birth Place
Los Angeles, CA USA

Someone to Blame, winner of the Zondervan First Novel contest 2009. Innocent Little Crimes made the top 100 of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest.

Additional Information

The Gates of Heaven fantasy series is a collection of full-length fairy tales for adults. These deep, richly described tales release every six months. The second installment, The Map across Time, just released

Contact Information
C. S. Lakin
219 Double Bogey Drive 
Boulder Creek CA 95006   USA
Contact Author: C. S. Lakin
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C. S. Lakin- A Novel Life
My website that tells all about me, my books, and my editing services. Includes press kit and media info.

The Gates of Heaven fantasy series
The official website for The Gates of Heaven series

Someone to Blame
The website for my psychological mystery/relational drama

C. S. Lakin Blog
My blog on the writing life.

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