The Crystal Thief - COMPLETE
The Sieka of Sahn'Jatar - COMPLETE
Stockholm Heroes - INCOMPLETE - Part 3 Coming Soon!

The Land of Lost Dreams - INCOMPLETE - Part 6 Coming Soon! ( Also currently formatted as a script and can be read on my website,
(Scroll to the very bottom of the page ) The short story version should be available in November 2019.)

I'm Payton. I'm a coffee-drinking, book-reading, manuscript-editing, story-telling, Jesus-loving kind of gal.

I live in Oklahoma with my dad and teacup chihuahua, Bug.

I'm a freelance book editor. I'm also a writer, painter, mix-media artist, audiophile, fantasy enthusiast, and gamer.

In my free time, you can find me gushing about books and poetry on my Instagram or writing parodies of my favorite songs.

I run the online community, Wonderforest, a place where writers, readers, editors, and everyone in between can come to escape, but also to connect.

"I cannot remember the books I've read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Oklahoma
  • JoinedJuly 25, 2019


Stories by Payton Hayes
The Land of Lost Dreams by payton-hayes
The Land of Lost Dreams
When Evie Alred's botany class brings her to a vibrant local forest, she stumbles into the Shadowland, a veil...
The Sieka of Sahn'Jatar by payton-hayes
The Sieka of Sahn'Jatar
On the run from the Saabuli warband, Asira makes her escape in the desert of Sahn'jatar, where she battles s...
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The Crystal Thief by payton-hayes
The Crystal Thief
Aledai, a half-elf and outcast in Farendale steals the Lunar Crystal in an attempt to escape the cruel world...
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