Notes from the Authors and Copyright Information

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Greetings, and thank you all so much for following and reading our blog!

The stories about City-State are very special to Kaisy and me.  This dystopian world is full of debauchery, sin, violence, and betrayal – and that’s just the beginning.   Additionally, we LOVE feedback!  Kaisy and I want to know what you think regarding our short pieces.  We accept constructive feedback – positive or negative.  So yes, please feel free to leave a comment concerning content, style, and plot information.

On this blog, you will see “The Novice”, one short story from our upcoming publication, an anthology of short pieces that focus on the residents and their hardships in the nation of City-State.  James and I plan to publish this anthology in early 2015.

Additionally, we are working on a trilogy (which is connected to the anthology).  The trilogy is entitled StarChild, and we hope that this novel set will be published in a year or two.  Please enjoy the excerpt from Book One: StarChild.  It is located at the top of the page adjacent to “The Novice”.


© 2013  and 2014 All rights Reserved.  James Courtney and Kaisy Wilkerson-Mills (The Authors) are the authors of this site and own all the material herein.  All content on City-State Shorts and is the exclusive property of The Authors.  Unauthorized used/duplication of this material without express and written permission from the authors/owners is strictly prohibited.  Excerpts, links, and reblogs may be used, provided that the full and clear credit is given to The Authors with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.


On this page, we are going to share a few newsworthy items.

First and foremost:

4/14/14: James and I are (will be) featured on Rachel Stirling’s writing blog tour.  Please check out the various authors who will participate in this writing extravaganza:

4/5/2014:  Check out our latest interview with Katheryn Lane, an avid reader and Romance author!

*James and I would like to thank Katheryn for the opportunity to be featured on her blog!

1/21/2014: Kaisy and I prepared a special City-State short as a guest blog on another site, Dancing with Fireflies.  The story will be called “The Sacrifice”, and it takes place on Layer Five of City-State, the most barbaric and foul place in the entire city.  That is all for now…

1/29/2014: We will be featured in an interview on Valerie Rian‘s WordPress blog.

Plus, we have been featured regularly on The Geek Review.

Thank you all for following and reading!  If you desire, please return to the beginning of the blog (November 2013). The stories and small transition pieces are written and recorded in chronological order. If something seems “out of place”, a storyline or a specific character will transition from previous narratives.

Thanks! There is always more to come from the horrific nation of City-State!

James and Kaisy

107 thoughts on “Notes from the Authors and Copyright Information

  1. Thank you for choosing to follow my blog 🙂 I enjoy reading science fiction so I look forward to reading more of your posts on the novel you will be putting out. Feel free to leave comments on my posts as I appreciate feedback from fellow writers!


  2. Thanks for visiting my art blog and I’m glad you enjoyed one of the composite images I created. After reviewing your site a little, I have learned a little about sharing writing projects via blog. I personally used mine as a first draft post and as an incentive for a while -and it worked, a little. Although it’s dormant for now, the results (for good bad or ugly) can be found at Ugh. I hate cross-posting things, but I thought, given the nature of this blog, you might enjoy some of the things there. Thanks again for visiting me and good luck with promoting your work.


    1. Yes! Your blog is very cool! Thanks for visiting. James and I use this blog for rough draft stuff… it’s going pretty well.

      James and I will definitely look more into your projects. Have a great day! Good luck to you! 🙂


  3. Thank you for visiting my blog … I love seeing what other writers are doing out there. 🙂 Best of luck to you guys … I’ve always had a secret dream of writing with a co-author, and I think it’s kinda fantastic that the two of you are working together to do what you do. Actually, I’m a little jealous. 😉 Stop by again soon!


    1. Hello! Thanks for visiting! 🙂

      Writing with a partner is exciting, plus, if you are stuck, you have another brain to get you “out of the ditch”. James and I are lucky – we work well together, and we compromise on many ideas.

      Please enjoy City-State – there’s a lot more to come! 🙂

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  4. Hi! Thanks for following my blog and liking one of my post! I’ve had a little tour around your blog and I’m happy to see that your sci-fi works are not filled with teenage-romance. I mean, I don;t hate those kinds but there’s just so many. And your works are a breath of fresh air. 🙂


  5. Thanks for visiting and following FictionBin. It’s awesome to have such accomplished authors pop in & like the things you post! I’m really interested to find out more about your trilogy.


  6. Thank you James and Kaisy for following my blog. It is encouraging to a newbie author and please do comment on my blogs. The feedback helps immensely! I have started writing my second book and would highly appreciate your comments on my blog titled ‘6 Bananas’ which is a short excerpt from my first book.


  7. Thank you for following my blog. I love meeting fellow writers and reading their work. I look forward to reading more about your creative process as well as reading your books.


  8. Hello,
    I just wanted to thank you for following my blog. I appreciate it immensely. I also want to add that you seem to have something really special here on your own space on the internet. I glimpsed through some of your stuff and cannot wait till I have enough time to really dig in. Also, please consider me for one of your future beta readers. I’d love to be in on the newest releases.


      1. Yes – When the time approaches, I will give you all the info. James and I are finalizing this short story, and we are awaiting the cover art. May I please have your email address? Thanks!


  9. Thank you for liking and following my blog. Yours is inspiring! I can almost see ideas whirling around your heads! What a great feeling and thank you for sharing it with us. I look forward to spending more time on your blog!


  10. Wow, I am so impressed with your blog and all you have accomplished. I’m happy you stopped by the Cow Pasture and thrilled you scaled the fence. I look forward to hearing more from you in the future.

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  11. Hi Kaisy! You entered the giveaway on my blog for the books Awoken Dragon and Fallen Balance, and you won their digital copies. I’ll need your email address to send them, so could you send me a message through the contact form on my blog on the About-page? Thank you and congratulations!


    1. A little update to my previous message about the giveaway. I found out my contact form is broken, so could you send me message to draconnairia [at] live [dot] fi instead? Thanks, and I apologize for the hassle!


  12. Thank you for stopping by my blog. Sci-fi has grown on me as my reading tastes have matured. One day it just clicked… Your blog is so inspiring! You have another follower here! 🙂


  13. Hi, Thank you so much for liking my post review about the book ‘Sought After Blood Lines – Book 1: The Escapist’ and the follow too. I love both fantasy and sci-fi and it means a lot to receive your like and follow. I’ve only just started taking a look around your site and I’m already so interested :).


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