Heather Marie Schuldt is a fantasy fiction author who will be attending the April 26 Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Downtown Kannapolis.
Schuldt is a fiction author of short stories and novellas. She has published three collections of short stories. Her first anthology, Giant Tales Beyond the Mystic Doors, was published on Valentine’s Day in 2013 it has 61 tales from 16 authors. Her second anthology has 65 tales from the swamp written by 20 authors, Giant Tales From the Misty Swamp. The third anthology has recently launched in January 2014, Giant Tales: World of Pirates, which has 53 tales from 40 authors. Schuldt also has a new release, a novella that was launched in December of 2013, Gryffon Master, a fantasy action adventure where two adventurers are stuck in a dangerous enchanted jungle, similar to an Indiana Jones style of adventure with the enchantments from The Hobbit. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and three children. Schuldt has a degree in Theater from California State University Fullerton, a minor in Literature, and a minor in Marketing.
Schuldt has been providing a free monthly short story challenge since April 2012. Schuldt offers a place where creative writers can exercise the craft of writing fiction while making good connections in the group, Writers750.com. Each month serious fiction writers are welcome to write a short story in the thriller, fantasy, science fiction, mystery, horror and/or contemporary fiction genres and to make it available for others in the group to read. Her philosophy is to write what you know and to use your own natural writer’s voice. Schuldt encourages writers to read each other’s stories and provide helpful feedback. Short stories are usually due on the 25th of each month. Voting is available during the last five or six days of the month. Winners are announced on the 1st day of the month. Details can be found at: www.writers750.com