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Krista Joy Coleman

Science Fiction + Fantasy Author

I'm a science fiction and fantasy author pursuing traditional publishing with my current novel, The AmSaf Files. Inspired most by the writing of Brent Weeks, Andy Weir, Nicholas Eames, Martha Wells, and Patrick Rothfuss, my writing style is quick-paced with a touch of sarcasm and a lot of heart. I enjoy reading and writing flawed characters going through out-of-this-world problems in fantastical settings and grounding their lives in genuine, raw relationships.

Below you’ll find my current project, which I am now querying, along with my writing schedule for the next two years. I am a disciplined artist, fully believing that great books are born from consistent work and some inspiration when I’m lucky. My philosophy is to work like a professional author until I am one. I allow myself three to six months per draft, write consistently every day, and steadily provide my work to critiquing groups for feedback.

If you are an agent interested in representing me or an editor interested in buying the rights to

The AmSaf Files, please email author@kristajoycoleman.com or use my contact form by clicking the button below.

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The AmSaf Files

Now Querying!

Story Summary

In an outer space settlement, a quirky, close-knit team of scientists are working on the AmSaf Machine, a ground-breaking technology that expands the capacity of the human mind through dreams. Entering the dream space while secretly very distressed, their test subject, Berit, gets stuck in an endless loop of nightmares. Now, only her estranged brother, Travis, can use the machine to save her before her mind deteriorates and a decade’s worth of research is all for nothing.

About the Novel

The AmSaf Files is a science fiction drama featuring an ensemble cast of quirky scientists alongside estranged siblings, Travis and Berit. Balancing tension and humor, The AmSaf Files is an uplifting story about reconciliation, the dangers of isolation, and how “family” is the one that you make. With 35 chapters across 90,000 words, beta readers said this novel is a witty, heart-wrenching read with a satisfying ending.

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Work Timeline

August 2021 - January 2024

Querying Project:
The AmSaf Files

Timeline

 5 1/2 Months

2 Weeks

6 weeks

16 weeks 

6 weeks

8 weeks

11 weeks

Ongoing

First Draft

Second Draft

Alpha Readers

Third Draft

Beta Readers

*Outline and Feedback Review

Final Draft

Querying Begins

AUG 16th - SEP 30th, 21'

OCT 1st - JAN 14th, 21'

JAN 15th - FEB 28th, 22'

MAR 1st - ARP 30th 22'

MAY 1st - JUL 14TH, 22'

JUL 15TH, 22'

Special Thanks!

*Thank you to Skylar Zilka at Honeycomb Copy for reviewing all of the beta reader's notes, reading the book, and providing a strategic point of view for the revision process. 

Upcoming Project:
Only Orbit

Summary + Timeline

Dydier’s god is trying to kill him.

Even being one of Thepa’s first creations didn’t give him a pass after he wiped out all of the young god’s favorite monsters. Now, Dydier is trying to make an alliance with the Sun and Moon so they will help him somehow kill their god without destroying all of creation in the process. Despite being woefully underpowered, Dydier knows something that gives him a slight advantage:  

His god is an idiot.

Coming Up Next

Final Outline Draft

First Draft

Second Draft

Alpha Readers

Third Draft

Beta Readers

Final Draft

Querying Begins

4 Weeks 

5 Months

3 Months

4 weeks

3 months 

4 weeks

3 months

Ongoing

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