Charlotte "Charlee" Boyett~Compo began her writing career as an entertainment editor for one of millionaire Warren Buffett's Sun newspapers in Omaha, NE in the early 1970s. Her first novel, The Keeper of the Wind, was released in mass market paperback in 1996. In 1998, BloodWind, NightWind, In the Wind's Eye, Prince of the Wind, WindFall, and WindChance were released a month apart. Since then, she has had over 90 novels published in print and e-book format. There are over eighty of her titles available in Kindle format. She has written for Amber Quill Press, Cerridwen Press, Ellora's Cave, New Concepts Publishing, Phaze Books, Ravenous Romance, and Samhain Publishing. As of 2015, she writes primarily for Buroughs Group Publishing, Ellora's Cave, Naughty Literati Publishing and New Concepts Publishing. Her website...located at www.windlegends.org...has over 900 reviews of her novels plus synopses and excerpts from her 90+ works. Currently she is working with thirteen other former Ellora's Cave authors to produce four seasonal anthologies a year for their publishing group Naughty Literati.
Charlee writes in the speculative fiction genre with a heavy emphasis on dark fantasy, paranormal romance, and SF/futuristic. Her signature Reaper series of novels have a large fan following with BloodWind being one of the most pirated e-books on the web. Vampire/werewolf hybrids, Reapers are tall, dark, and handsome tortured heroes with black hair and amber eyes. You can find her Reapers in the WindVerse, WindWorld, DemonWind, and WesternWind series of novels. The award-winning novels all have the word 'wind' in the title in some form or other as a tribute to her husband, Tom: the wind beneath her wings and the love of her life.
Adopted at birth, she was born in Sarasota, FL but was raised in Colquitt and Albany, GA. Because of this, she proudly labels herself a Sunshine Cracker. Married 43 years to her high school sweetheart, she became a widow on April 18, 2009 when her beloved husband...known affectionately to her fans as Buddha Belly...passed away from lung and brain cancer due to exposure to Agent Orange during his tours of duty in Vietnam in the late 1960s. Their two sons, Pete and Mike as well as Pete's son and daughter, Preston and Victoria, live with her in the Heartland of America. She is also the proud great-grandmamma of Amber Dawn (which is Charlee's middle name). The willing caretaker of seven indoor felines, she spends her free time reading, writing, and cleaning litter pans.
Her favorite authors are John Sandford, JR Ward, Dean Koontz, Christine Feehan, Stuart Woods, Sherrilyn Kenyon, David Wiltse, and Kresley Cole. Her favorite actors are Allan Hawco, Ryan Eggold, Chris Vance, and Michael Trucco. She loves dark fantasy, SF, and dark comedy romance movies and has an extensive selections of DVDs of her favorite TV shows over the years. She collects statues of the Egyptian god Anubis, the Grim Reaper, and has over forty wind chimes on her back porch.
Contact Charlee at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/windlegends and on Twitter at twitter.com/windlegends. Find her on Goodreads at https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/181467.Charlotte_Boyett_Compo