About Me + Contact


C. J. Brightley photoI live in Northern Virginia just outside Washington, DC, with my husband, young children, and our sheltie mix. They keep me pretty busy, but in my “free time” I write, read, teach karate, make jewelry, and bake. I primarily write fantasy. You can find a few random facts about me here.

In the works:

I’m drafting the fourth novel in the A Long-Forgotten Song series, as yet untitled, as well as a few other stories. I’m working on a secret project with some other authors whose work I admire. You can find a little information about my writing process in this post. You can keep up with what I’m working on by subscribing to my mailing list (plus you’ll get my short story Street Fox free!).

Contact Me:

My author page on Amazon is here. You can also find me on Goodreads and Smashwords. I’d love to connect with you on Facebook, Google+, and Twitter too!

You can also contact me directly using the form below:

Guest Posting Policy

Please contact me about writing a guest post! I’m interested in posts about writing, publishing (traditional or self-publishing), fantasy, and creativity in general. You can email me directly using the form above. I do not provide or require compensation for any features. I appreciate it when featured guests follow my page on Facebook or Google+ and sign up for my newsletter, but none of these things are required.

Guest posts may contain links to your pages, a short biography, and information about your most recent publications (including cover images).

I will also consider guest posts written from a character’s perspective.

Guest posts must be written solely for my blog-they cannot appear elsewhere without my permission. You can find a list of previous guest posts on my Media Page.


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