Callie Bates is a writer, harpist and certified harp therapist, sometimes artist, and nature nerd. When she's not creating, she's hitting the trails or streets and exploring new places. She lives in the Upper Midwest. Her debut fantasy novel, THE WAKING LAND, is forthcoming in 2017. She occasionally writes nonfiction. Her essays have appeared in Shambhala Sun, The Best Buddhist Writing 2012, All Things Girl and online journals.
The kind of enthusiastic fantasy debut that is always fun to wade into... For readers who delight in folklore-based fantasy, it's a joy to power through * SciFiNow * The Waking Land is all about rising to challenges, and it succeeds wonderfully. -- Charlaine Harris A heartbreaking, enchanting, edge-of-the-seat read that held me captive from start to finish! -- Tamora Pierce Callie Bates has written an exciting and involving first book, and she is clearly a writer of real talent . * Terry Brooks * A simmering tale of magic that builds to a raging inferno, and hits like a cross between Brandon Sanderson and Pierce Brown. -- Scott Sigler Jump on the wagon now, because I think Bates is an author well worth watching -- Robin Hobb