My Charlotte: Patty’s Story is a short, sweet memoir about an arachnid's life in my garden and this writer’s first inspiration to create stories at the age of eight. The ebook includes my first story, "Arachne", which was published by Omni Magazine worldwide, by Hayakawa in Japan, and by Replik in Sweden.

Reading Charlotte’s Web, the classic children’s book, inspired me to write my own novels at the age of eight. My quest to discover the symbolic meaning of the spider led me to Jungian psychology, myths, and symbols. The classic myth of Arachne became the subtext of my first story, "Arachne", published in Omni. I expanded the Omni story, and my first two early cyberpunk novels followed, Arachne and Cyberweb. Both were published by William Morrow in hardcover, Eos Books in trade paperback, and AvoNova in mass market paperback. Arachne debuted in the Top Ten Locus Magazine Hardcover Books List, along with Stephen King, David Brin, and Ursula K. Le Guin.

Arachne has launched as an ebook worldwide. Check it out. Cyberweb has just been published as an ebook in February, 2017.

Breaking News! Both Arachne and Cyberweb are now beautiful trade paperbacks BACK IN PRINT! Click on the links for more information. Breaking Breaking News! Spyder, Book 3 of the Arachne Trilogy, is coming in 2022!

My Charlotte: Patty’s Story is on Barnes and Noble, US Kindle, UK Kindle, Canada Kindle, Australia Kindle, Smashwords, Apple, and Kobo.

My Charlotte: Patty’s Story is also on worldwide in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, Mexico, and Netherlands.

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Books by Lisa Mason

ODDITIES: 22 Stories
Summer of Love The Gilded Age
The Garden of Abracadabra
One Day in the Life of Alexa
Arachne Cyberweb Spyder

Celestial Girl, A Lily Modjeska Mystery

Bast Collectible Books
Eon's Kiss (Book 1 of the Eon Trilogy) by Suzanna Moore

Stories, Novelettes, Screenplays by Lisa Mason

Shaken Tomorrow's Child Hummers The Sixty-third Anniversary of Hysteria
Every Mystery Unexplained Daughter of the Tao
Tesla, A Screenplay U F uh-O
My Charlotte: Patty's Story
"The Bicycle Whisperer" in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction
"Taiga" in Not One of Us Digest and Interview about "Taiga"

Interviews, Reviews, Storybundles, Blogs, Next Thing

"Anything For You" Interview with The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction
Interview for "Riddle" in the September-October 2017 Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction
The Story Collection Storybundle
The Artificial Intelligence Storybundle
Time Travel Blogs with Laura Vosika 4 to 5
Chats About Writing with Ryan Schneider (1) Chats About Writing with Ryan Schneider (2)

Ryan Schneider Chats with Lisa Mason About The Garden of Abracadabra

Keep Fit, Keep Writing: A Roundtable with Kevin J. Anderson, Lisa Mason and Linda Nagata (Part 2: Chow Down!)
Festivale Interview
"Aurelia" Interview with F and SF Magazine "The Bicycle Whisperer" Interview with F and SF Magazine
The Next Thing Interview

Art, Jewelry, and Mobiles by Tom Robinson

Art by Tom Robinson
"Aether", The New Painting by Tom Robinson
Tom Robinson's Bio

Cats, Past and Present


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