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Hello! My name is Winter Hart. I'm based in Thousand Oaks, California, am an online university student in Creative Writing and English with a concentration in Fiction Writing at Southern New Hampshire University, and I create original written works of fiction!

I mostly write anecdotal, slice of life, high/dark fantasy, science fantasy, and magical realism, as well as sometimes an amalgamation of all of them at once! I do paint, draw, crochet, and occasionally create vlogs whenever I feel like it, but on here, my focus is on writing, editing, and drafting content in the hopes of submitting my works for future publication.

I'm currently working on several projects, although my focus tends to shift depending on what's going on in my life outside of my work. I have an in-progress, on-hiatus science fantasy young/new adult novel titled "Between The Dimensions" in the works, which I have not picked up for almost a year, as well as a fantasy new adult novel titled "Winterland: Pendragon's Light," which I haven't even begun to write.

However, right now, my main focus is a modern fantasy slice of life new adult novel entitled, for the moment, "Coffee At 3 AM," which is an expanded version of a short story I originally wrote in Fall 2017, the first full chapter of which has since been published in Moorpark College's Spring 2018 literary magazine.

I have a sequel idea to "Coffee," as well as several intermittent young adult short stories. As you can see, I write mostly young adult or new adult works, both within the fantasy realm as well as in a flipped version of our world with fantasy elements, particularly because those are the types of stories I find myself interested in reading.

The newest addition, as well, to my repertoire is an in-progress story entitled "Underneath the Lights So Bright," a holiday polyamorous romance that's not been as of yet determined to be a short story, novella, or novel itself. Originally a short story idea, it's slowly morphed into a much longer piece, and I plan to finish writing it by the end of December 2018.

"Coffee At 3 AM," a collection of all the flash fiction I've written so far called "Together At Last," and the entirety of another story, also previously published by Moorpark College's Spring 2018 literary magazine, entitled "Snowfall" are all available as of right now to read FOR FREE on my Wattpad profile, the link to which is at the very top of this post.

Below, you will find overview information regarding my current in-progress stories! I will keep updating this page as I continue working on them, so check back often!

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GENERAL OVERVIEW: "Coffee At 3 AM" (title likely to be changed once the story is complete) (IN-PROGRESS)

- PLOT
Ghost Cimberleigh, a 24-year-old Portland College of the Arts writer-to-be and transfer student from Irvine, California, is a self-proclaimed "witch of the night;" fitting, as she is a witch who practices the magical arts in her spare time between classes and working nights at the university's on-campus library. One evening, she's enjoying her usual meal at the Crescent Moon Diner after a particularly long, draining shift, when she's abruptly joined by Cora Cariel, a mysterious and adorable Photography student who sparks a sudden friendship with Ghost, which quickly evolves into a tentative romance as they slowly get to know each other and become comfortable with one another.
As Cora reveals more about her identity, and Ghost delves into her own, they become enmeshed in one another's lives, with Ghost meeting Cora's roommates and friends as she's brought out of her self-imposed isolation each day, and Cora discovering well-kept secrets of the people who have surround her and Ghost since they both began school at the PCA that fall.
They fall into their friend Lina's unexpected problems, which are centered around not where she's actually from but when, and as the semester moves forward, Ghost and Cora band together, as friends and lovers, calling in favors from the local witch and vampire covens of Portland and the interdimensional protectors centered in Seattle, all in the hopes of saving Lina's home and fixing the problems Ghost's magical inexperience in spellcasting accidentally caused. Be prepared for road trips, Halloween parties, awkward family Thanksgivings, and inexplicable episodes of time and dimensional travel!

- MAIN CHARACTERS
> Ghost Cimberleigh, "witch of the night" witch-in-training and Creative Writing student.
> Cora Cariel, vampire with an impeccable and inescapable mind-reading ability.
> Lina Cerantos, a make-up addict and fierce friend of Cora and Ghost's with a mysterious past.
> Jeff Renard, a cheerful, unsuspecting friend of Lina's who's always there when he's needed.
> Carol Cavanaugh, a "trerson" with a penchant for seeing the most-likely immediate future.
> Evelyna Cavanaugh, Carol's handler and impatient witch sister.

- SIDE CHARACTERS
> Alison Carlisle, Cora's energetic, half-fae, Fine Arts student dormmate.
> Gemma Jeweler, Cora's soft-spoken, nerdy, multi-faceted half-dwarf dormmate.
> Gavin Cumberland, Ghost's mysterious, isolationist warlock roommate.
> Hannabelle Saffrix, Ghost's conspicuously absent, shy witch roommate.
> Maeve Callaghan, Ghost's landlady and new magical mentor.
> Ellie Morris, unpracticed witch and the one waitress at the Crescent Moon Diner both Ghost and Cora know.
> Circe Cimberleigh, Ghost's mom.
> Mele Cimberleigh, Ghost's dad.
> Amoret Cariel, Cora's adoptive vampiress mother.

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GENERAL OVERVIEW: "Underneath the Lights So Bright: A Holiday Romance" (IN-PROGRESS)

- PLOT
A Christmas elf named Ellorien Sunshine, or "Sunny," falls in love with Terraian "Raian" Avery, a human woman and librarian from Mammoth, California she's sent to observe to determine her truest Christmas Wish for this year. When they're abruptly separated, Sunny does everything she can to get back to Raian, including break every rule she's ever lived by and revealing the Secret of Christmas to her newfound love.
When Raian is bid by Santa to stay in the North Pole after she and Sunny are reunited, Santa's eldest son, Donner Claus, enters both Sunny and Raian's lives and makes a permanent home in Raian's heart alongside Sunny's.
Sunny has to learn to share the one she loves so deeply, and whom returns her feelings, with another who's simultaneously captured Raian's heart, Raian has to determine whether or not she's mature enough to handle a three-sided relationship with both Sunny and Donner while transitioning into her new life as a Christmas Cheer Expediter and new librarian up at the North Pole, and Donner has to figure out if he truly wants to take over for his father as the next Santa Claus or not in the coming new year.

- MAIN CHARACTERS
The story of "Underneath the Lights So Bright" bounces between first-person perspectives of the the three main characters of the story.

> Ellorien "Sunny" Sunshine, Raian's assigned Christmas elf whose job it is to determine her truest Christmas Wish for 2018.
> Terraian "Raian" Avery, a human librarian from Mammoth, California whose life is turned rightside up once she finds herself amid a surprising new life up at the North Pole.
> Donner "Don" Claus, the oldest of twelve other siblings and eldest son of current Santa, Christopher Claus, who takes over for his father December 24th after Chris sprains his knee and can't deliver gifts as planned.

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GENERAL OVERVIEW: "Between The Dimensions" (IN-PROGRESS, ON HIATUS)

- PLOT
Taking place in the Ravuia Galaxy, an alternate dimensional galaxy overlapping that of our own Milky Way, Alice von Flare and her unlikely companions join together to fight against the Menace, a force of dark, evil energy infringing upon the entire universe. Alice has been a "vampire" for the last hundred and fifty years, only just now meeting Captain Tsye and Lieutenant Eclipse of the Aurora as they scour the Ruined Crater in Chicago, Illinois for some clue as to why Earth has suddenly come under attack by pirate aliens from the Ravuian planet Mjallavir.
The future of Earth threatened, the planet itself facing an impending, frozen, irreparable death, Alice must join with Tsye's crew and discover for herself how to stop this foreseeable demise of the home she's known her entire life. When she meets Sleet, a blue alien woman from Pluto's frozen satellite Charon, the two have an instant connection, not just in the attraction either feels for one another, but also with how their conjoined powers as White Knight Initiates allow them to see between the dimensions, finding the loopholes to jump through in order to save this particular timeline they inhabit. Together, they figure out a solution to save Earth from its untimely destruction, allowing the universe peace for the time being.

- MAIN CHARACTERS
The story of "Between The Dimensions" features several characters. There are a few plot-turning characters not listed here, for they're very spoilery and thus "secret" until they're gotten to in the plot itself. However, here are the main characters!

> Alice von Flare, protagonist, "vampire," and White Knight Initiate
> November von Flare, projected antagonist, "vampire," and fellow White Knight Initiate
> Captain Gin "Silver" Tsye of the Aurora, the Seer of Time itself
> Lieutenant Dusk M'Alore Eclipse, Silver's vowed protector
> Chief Kazami, an android in charge of the Aurora's operations, and Yun's teacher
> Yun Cha, student of Chief Kazami, fellow White Knight Initiate, and eventual energy vessel
> Den Mech, the Aurora's resident prototype artificial intelligence robot
> Sleet, fellow White Knight Initiate alongside Alice, and ultimately an energy catalyst
> Head Seer of the Elemental Seers' and White Knights of Ravuia's Orders, Hydrogen

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So, if you think you're interested in seeing what I have to offer, please feel free to become a patron! It'd mean a lot to know there's an audience I'm working for (other than my mom, of course). If you do decide to become a patron of my works, I do sincerely want to thank you, for you're one of the major reasons I'm continuing my writing and art.

I'll also be editing my goals and rewards as time goes on, because as of right now, I'm unsure about some of them. But I'll maintain what I say in them all the same! I just may add things in the higher tiers at some point. In which case, I'll also post about it!
Tiers
Someone Who's Interested!
$1 or more per month 1 patron
  • Patron-only access to sneak-peek links to chapters/story parts of my current IP novel(s), short stories, and flash fiction pieces!
  • My undying gratitude for ever and ever. Seriously, thank you so much! Every dollar counts, trust me on this.
A More Interested Party!
$5 or more per month 1 patron
- My undying gratitude. You're making my dreams come true. :)

- Includes: Exclusive access to my beta chapters/story parts, as well as unlisted links to 8tracks playlists I use to write my pieces with.

Someone Awesome Who Really Likes My Stuff!
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Everything the previous tiers include, plus an entry into a monthly raffle to win a free 500-word writing commission! Plus, accessibility to patron-only character info/blurbs/behind the scenes story stuff!
  • Includes: Access to sneak-peeks of current chapter progress in my novel(s), an entry to the monthly 500 word raffle, & character info/blurbs/extra behind the scenes notes notes the story itself.
Amazingly Generous Anonymous Patron!
$20 or more per month 1 patron
  • Includes everything in previous tiers.
  • Plus, an email sent every time I post! May include cat pictures/videos, previews of paintings, etc.
  • Receive a tiny crocheted pumpkin made by me!
  • Includes: Access to sneak-peeks of current chapters, entry to monthly 500 word raffle, character info/blurbs/extra behind the scenes notes, email whenever I post, & a crocheted mini pumpkin (which I will need your address for).
SUPER Amazingly Awesome Patron!
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Seriously, you're the best. I cannot believe how lucky I am to have patrons like you.
  • Includes: Access to sneak-peeks of current chapter progress in my novel(s), entry to monthly 500 word raffle, character info/blurbs/extra behind the scenes notes, email whenever I post, a crocheted mini pumpkin, personalized thank-you video/message, & access to a personal Q&A with me!
I'm Running Out Of Titles For How Amazing You Are!
$75 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
  • All previous tier rewards, plus a free 1000 word commissioned work OR a complete commissioned painting!
  • I'll also crochet you a two-tone scarf! (Message me your favorite colors! Must be okay with sending me your address!)
  • You must really believe in me. Thank you so much. ;_;
The Epitome Of Amazing Awesomeness!
$100 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
  • All previous tier rewards, plus access to my Discord channel for super-backers only! Get to talk with me whenever, and have more input in how the stories will ultimately grow! Want more scenes for certain characters? Want a certain pairing to be featured more in the story? Want a certain scene to happen? You get to let me know! You have the power to help certain characters grow more, become a larger part of the story! You can even give me an idea for a new character, which I will include in the story!
  • A crocheted fuzzy blanket in your choice of color(s)!
  • I'm so amazed, I'm speechless. Thank you so very, very much. T_T
Captain Awesome Patron!
$200 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
  • All previous tier rewards, plus your own character added into the story as an important turner of events!
  • You also get to help me brainstorm future writing/story topics!
  • I cannot believe how amazing you are. Thank you so much.
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Hello! My name is Winter Hart. I'm based in Thousand Oaks, California, am an online university student in Creative Writing and English with a concentration in Fiction Writing at Southern New Hampshire University, and I create original written works of fiction!

I mostly write anecdotal, slice of life, high/dark fantasy, science fantasy, and magical realism, as well as sometimes an amalgamation of all of them at once! I do paint, draw, crochet, and occasionally create vlogs whenever I feel like it, but on here, my focus is on writing, editing, and drafting content in the hopes of submitting my works for future publication.

I'm currently working on several projects, although my focus tends to shift depending on what's going on in my life outside of my work. I have an in-progress, on-hiatus science fantasy young/new adult novel titled "Between The Dimensions" in the works, which I have not picked up for almost a year, as well as a fantasy new adult novel titled "Winterland: Pendragon's Light," which I haven't even begun to write.

However, right now, my main focus is a modern fantasy slice of life new adult novel entitled, for the moment, "Coffee At 3 AM," which is an expanded version of a short story I originally wrote in Fall 2017, the first full chapter of which has since been published in Moorpark College's Spring 2018 literary magazine.

I have a sequel idea to "Coffee," as well as several intermittent young adult short stories. As you can see, I write mostly young adult or new adult works, both within the fantasy realm as well as in a flipped version of our world with fantasy elements, particularly because those are the types of stories I find myself interested in reading.

The newest addition, as well, to my repertoire is an in-progress story entitled "Underneath the Lights So Bright," a holiday polyamorous romance that's not been as of yet determined to be a short story, novella, or novel itself. Originally a short story idea, it's slowly morphed into a much longer piece, and I plan to finish writing it by the end of December 2018.

"Coffee At 3 AM," a collection of all the flash fiction I've written so far called "Together At Last," and the entirety of another story, also previously published by Moorpark College's Spring 2018 literary magazine, entitled "Snowfall" are all available as of right now to read FOR FREE on my Wattpad profile, the link to which is at the very top of this post.

Below, you will find overview information regarding my current in-progress stories! I will keep updating this page as I continue working on them, so check back often!

---

GENERAL OVERVIEW: "Coffee At 3 AM" (title likely to be changed once the story is complete) (IN-PROGRESS)

- PLOT
Ghost Cimberleigh, a 24-year-old Portland College of the Arts writer-to-be and transfer student from Irvine, California, is a self-proclaimed "witch of the night;" fitting, as she is a witch who practices the magical arts in her spare time between classes and working nights at the university's on-campus library. One evening, she's enjoying her usual meal at the Crescent Moon Diner after a particularly long, draining shift, when she's abruptly joined by Cora Cariel, a mysterious and adorable Photography student who sparks a sudden friendship with Ghost, which quickly evolves into a tentative romance as they slowly get to know each other and become comfortable with one another.
As Cora reveals more about her identity, and Ghost delves into her own, they become enmeshed in one another's lives, with Ghost meeting Cora's roommates and friends as she's brought out of her self-imposed isolation each day, and Cora discovering well-kept secrets of the people who have surround her and Ghost since they both began school at the PCA that fall.
They fall into their friend Lina's unexpected problems, which are centered around not where she's actually from but when, and as the semester moves forward, Ghost and Cora band together, as friends and lovers, calling in favors from the local witch and vampire covens of Portland and the interdimensional protectors centered in Seattle, all in the hopes of saving Lina's home and fixing the problems Ghost's magical inexperience in spellcasting accidentally caused. Be prepared for road trips, Halloween parties, awkward family Thanksgivings, and inexplicable episodes of time and dimensional travel!

- MAIN CHARACTERS
> Ghost Cimberleigh, "witch of the night" witch-in-training and Creative Writing student.
> Cora Cariel, vampire with an impeccable and inescapable mind-reading ability.
> Lina Cerantos, a make-up addict and fierce friend of Cora and Ghost's with a mysterious past.
> Jeff Renard, a cheerful, unsuspecting friend of Lina's who's always there when he's needed.
> Carol Cavanaugh, a "trerson" with a penchant for seeing the most-likely immediate future.
> Evelyna Cavanaugh, Carol's handler and impatient witch sister.

- SIDE CHARACTERS
> Alison Carlisle, Cora's energetic, half-fae, Fine Arts student dormmate.
> Gemma Jeweler, Cora's soft-spoken, nerdy, multi-faceted half-dwarf dormmate.
> Gavin Cumberland, Ghost's mysterious, isolationist warlock roommate.
> Hannabelle Saffrix, Ghost's conspicuously absent, shy witch roommate.
> Maeve Callaghan, Ghost's landlady and new magical mentor.
> Ellie Morris, unpracticed witch and the one waitress at the Crescent Moon Diner both Ghost and Cora know.
> Circe Cimberleigh, Ghost's mom.
> Mele Cimberleigh, Ghost's dad.
> Amoret Cariel, Cora's adoptive vampiress mother.

---

GENERAL OVERVIEW: "Underneath the Lights So Bright: A Holiday Romance" (IN-PROGRESS)

- PLOT
A Christmas elf named Ellorien Sunshine, or "Sunny," falls in love with Terraian "Raian" Avery, a human woman and librarian from Mammoth, California she's sent to observe to determine her truest Christmas Wish for this year. When they're abruptly separated, Sunny does everything she can to get back to Raian, including break every rule she's ever lived by and revealing the Secret of Christmas to her newfound love.
When Raian is bid by Santa to stay in the North Pole after she and Sunny are reunited, Santa's eldest son, Donner Claus, enters both Sunny and Raian's lives and makes a permanent home in Raian's heart alongside Sunny's.
Sunny has to learn to share the one she loves so deeply, and whom returns her feelings, with another who's simultaneously captured Raian's heart, Raian has to determine whether or not she's mature enough to handle a three-sided relationship with both Sunny and Donner while transitioning into her new life as a Christmas Cheer Expediter and new librarian up at the North Pole, and Donner has to figure out if he truly wants to take over for his father as the next Santa Claus or not in the coming new year.

- MAIN CHARACTERS
The story of "Underneath the Lights So Bright" bounces between first-person perspectives of the the three main characters of the story.

> Ellorien "Sunny" Sunshine, Raian's assigned Christmas elf whose job it is to determine her truest Christmas Wish for 2018.
> Terraian "Raian" Avery, a human librarian from Mammoth, California whose life is turned rightside up once she finds herself amid a surprising new life up at the North Pole.
> Donner "Don" Claus, the oldest of twelve other siblings and eldest son of current Santa, Christopher Claus, who takes over for his father December 24th after Chris sprains his knee and can't deliver gifts as planned.

---

GENERAL OVERVIEW: "Between The Dimensions" (IN-PROGRESS, ON HIATUS)

- PLOT
Taking place in the Ravuia Galaxy, an alternate dimensional galaxy overlapping that of our own Milky Way, Alice von Flare and her unlikely companions join together to fight against the Menace, a force of dark, evil energy infringing upon the entire universe. Alice has been a "vampire" for the last hundred and fifty years, only just now meeting Captain Tsye and Lieutenant Eclipse of the Aurora as they scour the Ruined Crater in Chicago, Illinois for some clue as to why Earth has suddenly come under attack by pirate aliens from the Ravuian planet Mjallavir.
The future of Earth threatened, the planet itself facing an impending, frozen, irreparable death, Alice must join with Tsye's crew and discover for herself how to stop this foreseeable demise of the home she's known her entire life. When she meets Sleet, a blue alien woman from Pluto's frozen satellite Charon, the two have an instant connection, not just in the attraction either feels for one another, but also with how their conjoined powers as White Knight Initiates allow them to see between the dimensions, finding the loopholes to jump through in order to save this particular timeline they inhabit. Together, they figure out a solution to save Earth from its untimely destruction, allowing the universe peace for the time being.

- MAIN CHARACTERS
The story of "Between The Dimensions" features several characters. There are a few plot-turning characters not listed here, for they're very spoilery and thus "secret" until they're gotten to in the plot itself. However, here are the main characters!

> Alice von Flare, protagonist, "vampire," and White Knight Initiate
> November von Flare, projected antagonist, "vampire," and fellow White Knight Initiate
> Captain Gin "Silver" Tsye of the Aurora, the Seer of Time itself
> Lieutenant Dusk M'Alore Eclipse, Silver's vowed protector
> Chief Kazami, an android in charge of the Aurora's operations, and Yun's teacher
> Yun Cha, student of Chief Kazami, fellow White Knight Initiate, and eventual energy vessel
> Den Mech, the Aurora's resident prototype artificial intelligence robot
> Sleet, fellow White Knight Initiate alongside Alice, and ultimately an energy catalyst
> Head Seer of the Elemental Seers' and White Knights of Ravuia's Orders, Hydrogen

---

So, if you think you're interested in seeing what I have to offer, please feel free to become a patron! It'd mean a lot to know there's an audience I'm working for (other than my mom, of course). If you do decide to become a patron of my works, I do sincerely want to thank you, for you're one of the major reasons I'm continuing my writing and art.

I'll also be editing my goals and rewards as time goes on, because as of right now, I'm unsure about some of them. But I'll maintain what I say in them all the same! I just may add things in the higher tiers at some point. In which case, I'll also post about it!

Recent posts by Winter Hart

Tiers
Someone Who's Interested!
$1 or more per month 1 patron
  • Patron-only access to sneak-peek links to chapters/story parts of my current IP novel(s), short stories, and flash fiction pieces!
  • My undying gratitude for ever and ever. Seriously, thank you so much! Every dollar counts, trust me on this.
A More Interested Party!
$5 or more per month 1 patron
- My undying gratitude. You're making my dreams come true. :)

- Includes: Exclusive access to my beta chapters/story parts, as well as unlisted links to 8tracks playlists I use to write my pieces with.

Someone Awesome Who Really Likes My Stuff!
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Everything the previous tiers include, plus an entry into a monthly raffle to win a free 500-word writing commission! Plus, accessibility to patron-only character info/blurbs/behind the scenes story stuff!
  • Includes: Access to sneak-peeks of current chapter progress in my novel(s), an entry to the monthly 500 word raffle, & character info/blurbs/extra behind the scenes notes notes the story itself.
Amazingly Generous Anonymous Patron!
$20 or more per month 1 patron
  • Includes everything in previous tiers.
  • Plus, an email sent every time I post! May include cat pictures/videos, previews of paintings, etc.
  • Receive a tiny crocheted pumpkin made by me!
  • Includes: Access to sneak-peeks of current chapters, entry to monthly 500 word raffle, character info/blurbs/extra behind the scenes notes, email whenever I post, & a crocheted mini pumpkin (which I will need your address for).
SUPER Amazingly Awesome Patron!
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Seriously, you're the best. I cannot believe how lucky I am to have patrons like you.
  • Includes: Access to sneak-peeks of current chapter progress in my novel(s), entry to monthly 500 word raffle, character info/blurbs/extra behind the scenes notes, email whenever I post, a crocheted mini pumpkin, personalized thank-you video/message, & access to a personal Q&A with me!
I'm Running Out Of Titles For How Amazing You Are!
$75 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
  • All previous tier rewards, plus a free 1000 word commissioned work OR a complete commissioned painting!
  • I'll also crochet you a two-tone scarf! (Message me your favorite colors! Must be okay with sending me your address!)
  • You must really believe in me. Thank you so much. ;_;
The Epitome Of Amazing Awesomeness!
$100 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
  • All previous tier rewards, plus access to my Discord channel for super-backers only! Get to talk with me whenever, and have more input in how the stories will ultimately grow! Want more scenes for certain characters? Want a certain pairing to be featured more in the story? Want a certain scene to happen? You get to let me know! You have the power to help certain characters grow more, become a larger part of the story! You can even give me an idea for a new character, which I will include in the story!
  • A crocheted fuzzy blanket in your choice of color(s)!
  • I'm so amazed, I'm speechless. Thank you so very, very much. T_T
Captain Awesome Patron!
$200 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
  • All previous tier rewards, plus your own character added into the story as an important turner of events!
  • You also get to help me brainstorm future writing/story topics!
  • I cannot believe how amazing you are. Thank you so much.