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Have you ever had an imaginary friend?

I have never had an imaginary friend.  I do talk to myself on occasion, and I definitely have chats with my dogs and cat.

Do you have any phobias?

I have a serious clown phobia or coulrophobia.  My Mom had beautiful Murano glass clowns when I was growing up.  I was so happy went they broke one by one (I didn’t break them…I swear!). I love getting my friend’s kids’ books, but I won’t get them The Little Engine That Could because of that blasted clown on the train.

Do you listen to music when you’re writing?

I do.  It’s the perfect combination…throw in a little rain (and chocolate), and that is my perfect day…and my dogs and cat at my feet.

Do you ever read your stories out loud?

Yes.  When we are in the car for any length of time, I’ll read my drafts out loud.  I can really hear where I might have made a wrong word choice, skipped a word, etc. when I do that.

Tell us about your main character and who inspired him/her.

Gracie is a composite of many people who are dear to me.  I began writing the story when my youngest sister was very ill with cancer, and let’s just say Gracie is a piece of my heart.

NOW LET’S TALK ABOUT The Chronicles of Antecede:  Lost and Found

GENRE: Fantasy



Sometimes things are lost for a very long time…and then they are found.

Take Gracie for example, a woman who lost everything, her life, her family, even her name, but now she is a Cathalian warrior of Antecede blessed with powers, which aren’t yet fully realized.  Her elder and nemesis, Donavan, finally granted the former professor an opportunity to train a new warrior.  Her joy turns to shock when she meets her great, great, great, great grandson, Henry, accompanied by his wisecracking best friend, Milo.  Henry recognizes his long dead ancestor right away, and it doesn’t take the Cathalians long to realize that this meeting was no accident.

Gracie and the warriors of Antecede soon discover that they aren’t the only ones laying a claim on their new charges.  Menacing enemies from the South and their hired mercenary assassin, Revilan, the Bowman, have also taken an interest.  Come along with Gracie, Donavan, and their fellow warriors on a perilous quest to protect all that is good and right from the evil that threatens it, and along the way discover what else was lost.


Gracie tapped his shoulder, “Milo, did you notice anything unusual before I arrived to meet you? Did you see anyone on the shore, even from a far distance?” Milo reached down to ruffle Rosie’s ears before he answered, which was fortunate because at that exact moment a vicious arrow barely missed grazing his ear before flying by into the tall grass.

Gracie heard a sound like a muffled curse far off in the distance. The language wasn’t one she recognized. She knocked Milo flat to the ground, so that he was no longer a target and signaled for her little ones to stay down. Several more arrows flew in quick succession from the same direction. Gracie managed to pull a long dagger from under her coat before she also went down. Blue fell onto her back next to Gracie, a knife in each hand. Gracie looked at Obi, who knew what to do. He crawled away to search for and retrieve an arrow.

In the interim Blue and Gracie rose to their knees, keeping their heads down, and signaling for Milo to stay down. He nodded, and muttered in a shaky voice, “You don’t have to tell me twice. I may never get up!”

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Lost and Found is author C.M. Sage’s first book in the Chronicles of Antecede fantasy adventure trilogy.  She loves writing, reading, and traveling.  Most of all she loves spending time with her beloved family and friends…and yes, that includes her furry friends.  Life would have been much less sunny without them.

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