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Brief info

Trudie Skies has been living inside fantasy worlds ever since they discovered books, and they refuse to return to reality. Within Trudie’s daydreams you’ll find SPFBO and BBNYA finalist The Thirteenth Hour, a gaslamp fantasy described as obnoxiously British and best read with a cup of tea.

When not conjuring new worlds, Trudie spends their free time exploring the realms of indie books and video games, staring at clouds, and chasing after their troublesome dogs.

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Trudie's Taste in Books

I read mostly fantasy, but I’m happy to blur the genre lines. I’ll read anything that seems weird or wonderful, including fantasy romance or urban fantasy, but I’m not interested in straight up romance, contemporary, crime, or thrillers. I need the fantastical!

Give me imaginative world building and tortured characters! I wouldn’t say no to a touch of smut.

Favourite Books

  • A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
  • Legacy of the Brightwash by Krystle Matar
  • Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo
  • Of Honey and Wildfires by Sarah Chorn
  • RADIO by J. Rushing
  • Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
  • The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang
  • The Tethered Mage by Melissa Caruso

Trudie's Published Works

Gaslamp Fantasy

Cruel gods rule the steam-powered city of Chime and demand worship from their mortal subjects, but when soul-sucking creatures prey on Chime’s citizens, it’ll take godless heathens to save them—before the gods take matters into their own hands.

The Sequel

Chaos stalks the steam-powered city of Chime and threatens the existence of the gods and their mortals, but when a god long thought dead awakens and makes their demands, it’ll take godless heathens to unite the domains-and to choose what they’re willing to sacrifice for Chime’s future.

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