Court Who?

Hidey-ho, readerinos. My name is Courtney Cantrell, and I make things.



I even made a human. That’s pretty cool.

I’m into epic fantasy, paranormal, sci-fi, horror.
I do oils, acrylics, pencil, pen, multimedia. Still life, portraits, abstract.
I dance in the pouring rain whenever possible.
This is its own genre. ; )

And I hope I leave my corner of the world
a little brighter than I found it.

Here’s what else you can peruse at

  • creative writing and all its pitfalls and possibilities
  • updates on my works-in-progress
  • real-life anecdotes and illuminating a-ha!s
  • The iotization of the Greek diphthong.
  • Just kidding.
  • Maybe.
  • If you’re lucky.
  • 42

A few “stats”:

  • My pronouns are she/her.
  • I am the wife of Ed, often referred to as “the husband.”
  • I am the mama of a beautiful little girl known here as “CM,” “the/my kid,” or “[age]yo” (year-old).
  • I am the cat-mommy of Laddi (Galadriel) and Elli (Elanor).
  • By passport, I am an American; but I grew up in Germany, so culturally I’m a mutt (aka Third Culture Kid).
  • I don’t belong to a religion. I’m not sure I even belong to a belief system. I have beliefs? I have musings. I have wonderings and peculiarities of a variety people might call “spiritual.” As of this writing (02/2023), it’s all in  a state of uncomfortable transmogrification, and I am strangely comfortable with that.
  • I firmly believe that love is love is love, and I think it’s wonderful when one ghost-driven meat machine finds an/other ghost-driven meat machine(s) to be wildly passionate about and vulnerable with.
  • I believe every human has the right to food, shelter, bodily autonomy, and freedom of thought/religion/self-expression. I also believe no human has the right *not* to experience the natural consequences of their choices.
  • I believe that all human lives have equal worth, but that we have created a global society in which some have more worth than others. I believe that this is a species-wide error and that we will someday have to account for it. I hope we can transform out of it before it’s too late.
  • I believe that war is a symptom of desperate immaturity, the childish inability to sit with healthy conflict.
  • I believe that most of our global problems as a species stem from our inability to accept, dwell with, and embrace the mysterious unknown in the Other, as well as the unknown in ourselves.
  • I believe that knowledge is power; power corrupts; cheese corrupts; therefore, knowledge is cheese.
  • All of these statements are subject to rephrasing at my whim and without notice.

Let’s talk.

So. Enjoy your courtcan-ish reading (or viewing)! And please, do drop me a line to introduce yourself and let me know what you think of my ponderings:

In other news, here’s an old picture of me:

The Groovy 8-Year-Old Writer

10 Commments

  1. Congratulations, Courtney! I did not realize that you had so many published novels. I guess I thought you were still working on your first one!

    GREAT new blog!! I loved reading about your early, early writings and how your parents kept them for you all these years. Keep up the good work.

    Love you much!

    1. Aw, thank you so much, Queenie! I love sharing that story, and it’s so encouraging to hear that it touches others’ hearts.

      No, I’m working on my 8th, not my 1st. But I haven’t published yet! I would definitely have announced a publication LONG before now! đŸ˜‰ My first one is coming out this summer. And not to worry — I’ll be making noise about it!

      Love you too!!!

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