For those of you a little bit curious about the girl behind the curtain, here are a couple of quick things about me:

-My full name, which looks like quite a handful, is a combination of my mother’s last name (Yelich) and my father’s (Koth). Pronunciation is easy if you break it down: “Yell-itch” and the word Coat with an “h” on the end. Now you try. 🙂

-I had quite a varied educational background, from Spanish Immersion primary school, to vocal music at an arts high school (where I learned classical music and opera), and finally my B.S. in Biology. I’ve always had a love for animal work and found myself most interested in marine biology and entomology–which may account for why science fiction has such a draw as animals in those areas are some of the least Earthly looking creatures out there.

-I have been writing since middle school, but didn’t consider it as a career until 2003.

-I have a horrible memory, which comes in handy when rereading books that I love, because I always find something new in them I forgot the first time around.

-I enjoy multiple genres and writers and have found that if the book interests me, then I’ll read it, regardless of hype, author, or style. I’m always looking for new books so feel free to recommend some that you enjoy.

-As for why I write? I write because I have a story that needs to come out.  I write because I can’t NOT write. I write because I love creating something that pulls me out of my own world and lets me for a little while get lost inside someone or someplace else. And I write because I HAVE to know how the story ends.

–Christa Yelich-Koth

As an author: Christa Yelich-Koth is the author of Award winning (2016 Novel of Excellence award in Science Fiction from Author’s Circle Awards) and Amazon Bestselling science fantasy novels ILLUSION and IDENTITY. Other novels include scifi fantasy COILED VENGEANCE and detective conspiracy SPIDER’S TRUTH. She’s the author of graphic novel HOLLOW, and comic book series HOLLOW’S PRISM

For Author Services: Christa also loves helping other writers. She edits, formats, develops cover designs, and has been fortunate enough to work with several bestselling authors, both in the U.S. and internationally. She has been a professional editor for over 6 years, leads writing workshops in Oregon and California, including the Southern California Writers Conference, was co-editor of audio drama show REDSHIFT, and has shared her expertise on multiple panels.


For those of you interested in contacting me without the worry of posting something on my website, please email me at cyelkoth@gmail.com.

You can also find me on FaceBook HERE! or follow me on Twitter @cyelkoth