Krista Wallace
My Books

My Books

My Altern­ate World — I write short and nov­el-length fic­tion, mostly fantasy, though I’ve dipped my pen into sci­ence fic­tion, paranor­mal romance, mys­tery, and lots of others.

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**Coming Soon! May 31, 2024**

Emergence — A Gatekeeper Prequel

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Cov­er of Emer­gence — A Gate­keep­er Prequel

 

This novella tells the story of Kyer­’s child­hood in Hreth, how she was an out­cast from the get-go, how she took up

sword­fight­ing, and her goal to leave the vil­lage to find out who she really is. Read­ers already famil­i­ar with the Gate­keep­er series so far will enjoy read­ing about Kyer­’s back­story, and read­ers who are new to the series will cheer for this kid who just wants to be left alone.

Stay tuned for details on how to find it!

Latest Release — Griffin and the Spurious Correlations

Fantasy Romantic Com­edy with a Douglas Adams/Jasper Fforde vibe!

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The sug­ar leapt up and twis­ted itself until it formed a castle with tur­rets as perky as meerkats…

Music, Magic, May­hem, Bak­ing! What could pos­sibly go wrong…?

 

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Avail­able in paper­back and ebook here: http://Books2Read.com/griffinandthespuriouscorrelations

 

The Gatekeeper Series

Book One


She plunged her blade into his chest, feel­ing it grind along his ribs…

Out­cast sword­fight­er, Kyer Hal­id­an, walked out of a corn­field at the age of three. Twenty years later, she leaves her adop­ted home to dis­cov­er who put her there. And why.

 

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Avail­able in all formats here: https://books2read.com/GatekeepersKey

Book Two

Why don’t you trust me?” he asked.

Hurt and dis­be­lief whirled in her head. “Because you don’t trust me.”

The Lady Alon Maer, wife of duke Kien Bartheylen, is preg­nant and ser­i­ously ill. Sword­fight­er Kyer Hal­id­an, along with her com­pany of friends, takes on the mis­sion to find a cure. If they fail, Alon and her baby will die.

 

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Book Three

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Two lives for each life.” Lord Bartheylen rose to his sev­en-foot height. “Kyer Hal­id­an owes me four.”

The party of adven­tur­ers is frac­tured, divided between those who believe Kyer delivered the pois­on that is killing Lady Alon Maer, and those whose faith in her remains intact.

 

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Books Four, Gatekeeper’s Crucible, and Five, Gatekeeper’s Revelation, coming as soon as possible! (2024)

 

Audiobooks


Gatekeepers Key by Krista Wallace

My big pro­ject (the one that got me star­ted writ­ing) is the Gate­keep­er series, fea­tur­ing Kyer Halidan.

My pod­cast begins with this one.
https://books2read.com/GatekeepersKey

Gate­keep­er­’s Key is avail­able on Chirp, Google Play, Apple Books and oth­er pop­u­lar audiobook platforms.

Find Gatekeepers Key by Krista Wallace on Apple Books


Gatekeepers Deception, Part One - Deceiver by Krista Wallace

My second nov­el in the Gate­keep­er series, Gate­keep­er­’s Decep­tion, was also a final­ist in the Col­or­ado Gold Con­test. Part One, Deceiv­er, is avail­able on Chirp, Google Play, Apple Books and many oth­er audiobook plat­forms. It is fea­tured in my pod­cast as well.
https://books2read.com/GatekeepersDeception-I-Deceiver

Find Gatekeepers Deception, Part One - Deceiver by Krista Wallace on Apple Books


Gatekeepers Deception, Part Two - Deceived by Krista Wallace

Deceived is Part Two of Gate­keep­er­’s Decep­tion and my third nov­el in the Gate­keep­er series. My pod­cast also fea­tures this title.

Deceived is now avail­able on Chirp, Google Play, Apple Books and many oth­er audiobook platforms.
https://books2read.com/GatekeepersDeception-II-Deceived

Find Gatekeepers Deception, Part Two - Deceived by Krista Wallace on Apple Books

 


To Serve and Protect, a short story by Krista Wallace

I now have not one, but TWO audi­oshorts pub­lished. These have both been pre­vi­ously pub­lished in print, in pub­lic­a­tions you can find below. To Serve and Pro­tect is avail­able via Chirp and Apple Books.


The Inner Light

The Inner Light is avail­able in audio format on Chirp and Apple Books.


This was a delight­ful sur­prise. My short story, He Had it Com­ing, was giv­en Hon­or­able Men­tion in the Writers of the Future con­test. He Had it Com­ing fea­tures a char­ac­ter named Evan, who will even­tu­ally get her own nov­el. The story takes place in the same world as the Gate­keep­er series, and the nov­el will fea­ture a minor char­ac­ter who appears briefly in Chapter 6 of Gate­keep­er­’s Key.


My story, To Serve and Pro­tect, appears in this antho­logy from Bun­doran Press.

49th Par­al­lels fea­tures stor­ies of altern­ate Cana­dian his­tor­ies and futures, in hon­our of Canada’s 150th birth­day. It was nom­in­ated for an Aurora: Best Related Work.


Duch­ess Keeps Her Head is my for­ay into Romance. Who knew? It is pub­lished in Heart’s Kiss Magazine. See how many ref­er­ences to Lewis Car­roll you can find in the story!


At my first VCon, I met some fab­ulous women who run Pulp Lit­er­at­ure magazine. My friend Brenda Carre con­vinced me to enter their Raven Cov­er Art con­test, (write a story based on the cov­er art) and, lo and behold, judge CC Humphreys saw fit to give me the win. That story, The Inner Light, came out in Spring 2015.


My short story The Pageant — A Battle Maid­en’s Cun­ning Stunt is pub­lished in Elec­tric Spec Magazine, Feb. 29th, 2012 Issue.


In 2010, my short story He Had It Com­ing was a final­ist in the SiWC Writ­ing Contest.


In 2011, my short story To Serve and Pro­tect was a final­ist in the SiWC Writ­ing contest.