Sunday, June 28, 2015

Sci-Fi author guest post

I'm so fortunate to meet really great people in the writing community. People I never would have had a chance to meet otherwise. Today, I'd like to introduce you to Charity Bradford who sounds like she's had a most interesting life. It's wonderful to see someone pursue their dreams, and it appears Charity certainly has.

Charity’s childhood was full of adventure. From the first grade on, she moved from Kentucky to Alabama to Kentucky to Alabama to…well you get the idea. Although the moving didn’t help her grasp of mathematics, it fostered a deep love of books since those were the friends she could always take with her. Her family settled in Tennessee about the same time she started Jr. High.

The small rural community provided life experiences that she often wishes she could give her children. She ran wild over forty acres and learned to drive at the age of twelve. Between books, she shot b-b guns, stacked firewood, worked in a garden, hauled water (because they didn’t have running water!), and decided that one day she wanted to see her name on a book in the library.

In high school she started writing stories, but never managed to finish a full-length novel. She put her writing dreams on hold, finished HS and headed to Brigham Young University where she finally filled those gaps in her math knowledge with a degree in Elementary Education. A year before graduating, she married her high school sweetheart. They started their family right away. By the time her hubby finished grad school, they had three kids with one on the way.

Having lived more life, suffered heartache and a near death experience, she decided it was time to make that dream of becoming a published author a reality. She started writing and entered the blogging community to learn all she could about the craft and industry. In the end she learned that the best rule for writing is to follow your heart.

Charity lives in Northwest Arkansas, loves to dance, camp, hike, bake and eat. She loves to eat so much that she started running after her fourth child was born. She has now run five 1/2 marathons and multiple 5ks. She also enjoys cake decorating.

She currently has two novels, a short story collection and an anthology from her annual high school short story contest (Bold New Worlds) available on Amazon. Her style is a mix of character driven science fiction mixed with fantasy.

Her first novel, THE MAGIC WAKES was published by WiDo Publishing in 2013. It’s the first book in a planned four book series. Book two is currently being reviewed by her publisher. The short stories and FADE INTO ME are self-published. She’s decided it’s nice to have a foot in both worlds.

Amazon Author Page—
Bold New Worlds Information—

Book Blurb for FADE INTO ME:
Aliens live among us. Their purpose: to protect and nurture their greatest mistake—mankind.

Caeden Frey doesn’t believe humans will evolve to see the magic, much less control it. Even so, he has two months to marry a human or face the wrath of the High Council. Bitter about a responsibility he thinks prevents him marrying for love, he figures any human girl will do. He’s ready to propose when his soul mate stumbles into—and right out of—his arms.

Human, Ryanne Killian might be Caedan’s one shot at happiness while still fulfilling his duty. Unfortunately, she guards a dark secret. She’s determined to push Caedan away to protect him from her past.

Caedan must convince her she’s worthy of his love before a rival family puts an end to his wedding plans. If she can see her own worth, she just might save herself and his people.

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I'd like to thank Charity for participating and wish her the very best of success.


  1. Thank you so much for having me over Karen! It is truly great to meet new friends in this community.

    1. My absolute pleasure! Thank you for participating and also for having me on your blog as well.

  2. And she is an awesome author!
    Saw your post on her site. Nice to meet you, Karen. New follower.

    1. A pleasure to meet you, Alex. I've looked at your blog, but is there a way to "follow?" Thank you so much for the comment!!

  3. Alex is truly one guy you want on your side. Plus, he writes my kind of novels--character driven space opera that sucks you in and carries you through an emotional journey. Dragon of the Stars tore me up!