✣ ┅ 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. If you can't click it here, it's also linked 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 :)


The completion statuses of all my books can be found in their titles:

✔ = Complete (8)
❖ = Updating Now (6)
❍ = Preparing to Update (0)
✐ = Currently Writing (3 + ONC x4)

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

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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