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Biographies

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CHARISSA WEAKS is an award-winning author of historical fantasy and speculative fiction, a writing mentor, and editor for City Owl Press. She crafts stories with magic, time travel, romance, and history, and the occasional apocalyptic quest. Her favorite books span genres, from Outlander, The Nightingale, and All The Light We Cannot See, to Dark Matter, Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Bridges of Madison County, and The Humans. She also loves the short stories of Kelly Link and digging through four-hundred-year-old texts for research. 


Charissa serves as the 2019 President of her local Romance Writers of America chapter and is a member of the Historical Novel Society and Women’s Fiction Association. She is also the founder and editor of Once Upon Anthologies, a series of paranormal and fantasy romance short stories and novelettes.


Over the last decade, Charissa has worked with and edited for published and unpublished authors alike, including several NYT and USA Today Bestselling Authors. Her strengths lie in author branding and the development of high-concept plots alongside strong emotional arcs. She has a love for historical tales, women’s fiction, fantasy, and unique sci-fi, and if those stories include a heart-rending romance, all the better. Charissa also longs to see more diverse authors and characters on the shelves. For query information and to see her current wishlist, click HERE


When she’s not writing, you can find Charissa editing or lost in a book. To check out her book lists, visit her on Goodreads.


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Charissa Weaks is an author of historical fantasy and speculative fiction. She crafts stories with magic, time travel, romance, and history, and the occasional apocalyptic quest. Charissa lives just south of Nashville with her husband, children, two wrinkly English Bulldogs, and the sweetest German Shepherd in existence. She serves as the 2019 President of her local Romance Writers of America chapter and is a member of the Historical Novel Society and Women’s Fiction Association. She is also the creator of Once Upon Anthologies and an editor for  City Owl Press. When she’s not writing, you can find Charissa lost in a book. For query information and to see her current wishlist, click HERE


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Charissa Weaks is an author of historical fantasy and speculative fiction. She crafts stories with magic, time travel, romance, and history, and the occasional apocalyptic quest. Charissa lives just south of Nashville with her husband, children, two wrinkly English Bulldogs, and the sweetest German Shepherd in existence. 

Writing Awards

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

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