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C. S. Marks

Where Alterra comes to life

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"Who doesn't enjoy a good villain, after all" - C.S. Marks

Acclaimed fantasy fiction author C. S. Marks has sold more than 35,000 copies of her originally self-published trilogy. Loved by critics and readers alike, her books offer adventure, suspense and mystery. Learn more about the Alterra series published by Parthian Press

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In Praise of Editors

In Praise of Editors First, a little bit of background. I self-published my first book in late 2005. Since then I have published three titles (the Elfhunter trilogy), written a fourth, and begun work on a fifth, all in epic fantasy. The trilogy, with the benefit of several proofreaders and one professional line editor, has enjoyed modest success, with nearly 40,000 sales and over 200 reviews. But it wasn’t until it was picked up by the small-but-mighty traditional press, Sea

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