Books, Short Stories, & Awards


The Traveler

Historical Fantasy Novel

Work In Progress

The Traveler

Additional Books:

  • The Wayfarer: Book 2 of The Traveler Trilogy
  • The Sojourner: Book 3 of the Traveler Trilogy
  • Amazon and Achillea: Historical Fiction
  • The Kings of Tara: Historical Fantasy
  • The Hunter & the Beast: Fairytale Retelli

Writing Awards

  • 2019 Finalist, New England Readers' Choice Awards, Silver Heart (Novelette)
  • 2018 Winner, Ruby-Slippered Sisterhood Make it Golden, The Traveler
  • 2018 Finalist, RCRW Golden Rose, Paranormal, The Traveler
  • 2018 Finalist, OCCRWA Orange Rose Finalist, Paranormal, The Traveler

Silver Heart



15th-century Italy: After a decade at sea and with an inheritance in hand, Cristiano del Valle returns to his childhood home of Venezia in search of a new beginning. But when he comes face to face with an ancient enemy who not only threatens the life he’s long desired but also the love he thought he’d lost, Cristiano must chart a new course and navigate a world full of magick and monsters of the night.

  • Charissa is the editor and a contributor to Once Upon the Longest Night, the first short story collection released by Once Upon Anthologies. The release date was 12.21.18. Her novelette Silver Heart is included.
  • Once Upon is an imprint of Ink House Books, LLC, and focuses on paranormal & urban fantasy romances as well as mythological & fairytale retellings. Click here for the Goodreads link.
  • Silver Heart is a 19K word story and will be released in an expanded edition in December of 2019.

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Short Story

Charissa’s short story Haven was published in the two-volume anthology The Haunted West by 13Thirty Books. It released on May 19th, 2018 at the RT Convention in Reno, Nevada.  Foreward by Diana Gabaldon. 

Haven is a 5K word post-apocalyptic, paranormal romance.

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