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About Carol Van Natta, USA TODAY Bestselling Science Fiction and Fantasy Author

Photo of author Carol Van NattaHi, there. I write science fiction and fantasy. One summer when I was a kid, my parents let me read their Ace Doubles collection of science fiction — Andre Norton, Murray Leinster, Leigh Brackett — and I was set for life.

In my career, I’ve been a swing-shift guard, assistant, singer, emergency medical technician, actor, voiceover talent, film production coordinator, corporate trainer, singing telegram performer, technical writer, non-profit director, business continuity specialist, and of course, an author. I still do some of those things so I can eat regularly and sleep indoors. I share my Fort Collins, Colorado home with one mad scientist and just the right number of equally mad cats.

Overload Flux, Minder Rising, Zero Flux, Pico's Crush, and Jumper's Hope are the first four novels in the Central Galactic Concordance space opera-action-romance series, and three of them (Overload Flux, Minder Rising, and Jumper's Hope) have won SFR Galaxy Awards. Last Ship Off Polaris-G is a series prequel novella, Zero Flux is an interlude novella (call it CGC 2.5), and Pet Trade and Cats of War are standalone novellas that originally appeared in the USA TODAY bestselling Pets in Space anthologies. More books are coming for this series.

Shifter Mate Magic, Shift of Destiny, Heart of a Dire Wolf, Dire Wolf Wanted, and Shifter's Storm are the first five novels in the Ice Age Shifters® series. These are paranormal romances with sexy shifters, magic, adventure, and humor. More books are coming for this series as well.

In Graves Below is a standalone paranormal romance in S.E. Smith's “Worlds of Magic, New Mexico” universe.

If you’d like to read something completely and totally different, look for Hooray for Holopticon, a retro science fiction comedy, co-written with Ann Harbour. Trust me, it’s nothing at all like the Central Galactic Concordance series, but it’s a fine, silly romp suitable for teens and adults. 

All my books are available from most major e-book retailers, and most are available in print. The first four novels in the Central Galactic Concordance series are also available in audio.

Visit my store to buy all my books directly from me, plus some extra fun stuff. Please note that all sales are final.

I have also written screenplays and theatrical plays.

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Carol Van Natta and Melisse Aires at Fort Collins Comic Con

Media & Press

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For Reviewers, Bloggers, and Review Sites

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I am also an affiliate with Kobo (Rakuten), Barnes & Noble/Nook, Apple iTunes, and Google Play. Links to my books and others from this website generate a tiny profit for me, enough to buy a couple of cups of hot chai tea latte per year, to go with my fresh-baked croissants. In addition, I am an affiliate for SiteGround, Creative Market, DepositPhotos, Draft2Digital, and Deal Jumbo, because I'm a happy customer of them all.


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The materials on this website may be freely referenced and copied online, provided that my copyright notice (© Carol Van Natta), trademark notice if applicable (e.g., Ice Age Shifters®), and website address (https://Author.CarolVanNatta.com) are included. The materials may not be reproduced in print or any other media, including ebooks, PDFs, audio, video, or other discrete electronic media, without prior written permission. Please note that images used herein are the intellectual and artistic property of Carol Van Natta, or are fully licensed from artists or stock photo sites. Don't copy the images from this site and use them without licensing them for your own use; otherwise, that's the form of stealing known as as felony theft.

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