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

Writing Awards

  • 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

Yeva and the Green Garden

Short Story

Yeva and the Green Garden is about a young girl in a post-climate change world who must guide her remaining loved ones through a stretch of city ruins known as the Badlands in order to reach more viable land previously discovered by her late father. 

This story was shortlisted for Remastered Words in the UK in June 2019 for an audio anthology and sold to Typehouse Literary Magazine in July 2019 for their September issue.

Yeva is a 4K word post-apocalyptic tale.


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 collection released by Once Upon Anthologies. The release date was 12.21.18. Her novella Silver Heart is included.
  • Once Upon is an imprint of Ink House Books, LLC, and focuses on paranormal & fantasy romances as well as mythological & fairytale retellings. Click here for the Goodreads link.
  • Silver Heart is a 20K word story and will be released in an expanded edition in December of 2019.

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Writing Awards:  New England Reader's Choice Award, 2nd  place finalist

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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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More Works In Progress


  • Amazon and Achillea: Historical Fiction
  • The Kings of Tara: Historical Fantasy
  • The Hunter & the Beast: Fairytale Retelling
  • The Summerling: Women's Fiction

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