Carol Berg

Carol Berg

Carol Berg (aka Cate Glass) is a writer of fantasy adventure, epic fantasy, mythic fantasy, and the occasional dabble in short fiction. Though Carol's home has a great view of the Colorado Rockies, she has always lived a large portion of her life in the realms of mystery and adventure - Middle Earth, Camelot, Amber, Wonderland, Harry Dresden's Chicago, Jim Chee's New Mexico, Cheltenham race track or the colleges of Oxford, Victorian London, Cold War Berlin, the Welsh borderlands, River Heights, Marvel's version of Hell's Kitchen...you get the drift.

Carol majored in mathematics at Rice University, so she wouldn’t have to write papers, but just to make sure she had time to keep reading, she took every English course that listed novels on the syllabus. Somewhere in the midst of teaching math, raising three sons, earning another degree - this time in computer science - and a software engineering career, a friend teased her into writing stories. She never expected she could write one novel, much less seventeen, or to hear that her books had been read on the slopes of Denali, underneath the Mediterranean Sea, and in the war zone of Iraq. Nor did she expect to be a three-time winner of the Colorado Book Award or to see her name in the winners’ list for the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature, alongside those of her literary lights such as Mary Stewart, JRR Tolkien, and Neil Gaiman.

Carol’s novels include the Books of the Rai-Kirah—Transformation, Revelation, and Restoration; the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award-winning Lighthouse Duet—Flesh and Spirit, and Breath and Bone; and the Novels of the Collegia Magica—The Spirit Lens, The Soul Mirror, and The Daemon Prism—that she calls her “double-agent, murder mystery set in an age very like the Enlightenment, but where science is pushing aside faltering magic.”

Her newest work is the opening of the Chimera fantasy-adventure series, An Illusion of Thieves from Tor Books, written under the name of her new best friend, Cate Glass. She calls it, “Mission Impossible meets my version of the Italian Renaissance with forbidden magic.” Carol/Cate lives and writes in the foothills of the Colorado Rockies. You can find a more information about all her work in her bibliography, .