Callie Bates is the author of THE WAKING LAND. Her debut fantasy novel, it has been named both an IndieNext and LibraryReads pick. She is also a harpist and certified harp therapist, sometimes artist, and nature nerd. When she’s not creating, she’s hitting the trails or streets and exploring new places. An infrequent nonfiction writer, her work has appeared in Shambhala Sun, The Best Buddhist Writing 2012, and online journals.