A Conspiracy of Authors

Lazette Gifford

My name is Lazette Gifford, but I'm generally called Zette (rhymes with net!).  I live in Nebraska with several crazed cats, a small and entirely useless dog, and a wonderful husband.  The fact that I'm in Nebraska probably explains all the free time to I appear to have -- although that free time seems to disappear as soon as I actually need to get something done!

I have been published in both electronic and print format, including material from Double Dragon Publishing, Yard Dog Press, Eggplant Literary Productions, Ideomancer, Fables, Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, and more.

I am the current owner and site administrator of Forward Motion. There, besides doing some of the maintenance work, I run a few dares and teach a novel writing course. I also produce Vision: A Resource for Writers.  This is a nonfiction ezine with articles on different aspects of writing. It is now in the fifteenth year of production, so there are a lot of articles in our archives. A Consipracy of Authors is also my work.

As you can tell from the links below, I am a prolific writer. I had been writing for decades before I decided to try the indie publication route which gave me a huge backlog of material to work with.. I've been having so much fun that I haven't found a reason to regret.

In my spare time (you are allowed to laugh at this line), I play with digital photography and computer art. 



Kat Among The Pigeons

Kat and her boyfriend frantically fight the enemy with the aid of a lazy tom cat, an African gray parrot who only speaks in verse, and a wise-cracking cockatiel with a bad attitude. She's trying very hard not to think the world is doomed.

The Silky Trilogy (One link for three books)


"Exciting, complex and richly textured, with a world you'll believe and a protagonist you have to cheer for -- Silky is wonderful." Holly Lisle (Quote from original 1998 Embiid Publishing release.)

Silky 2: Lord of the Land

Silkation, Lord of Haven, helped to bring Queen Maris to the throne of Anthica and has become her trusted friend and advisor. However, riches, power and magic cannot buy safety for Silky and trouble lurks at every turn.

Silky 3: The Queen's Champion

In the final book of the Silky trilogy, Silky must face all his worst fears -- and a few new ones. With Anthica under siege, Silky, Magellan and Queen Maris take a perilous sea voyage to find allies they hope will help win the embattled country from the Jainta and their dark magic. During the journey Silky will battle his personal demons and new enemies . . . and find a lost piece of his soul.

Short Stories

A Ride Through Hell and Back

After a daring robbery, Lauren, a professional thief and sometimes mage, finds himself on the run from the monstrous Devildins as he tries to warn others about the invasion. Unfortunately, the one person he has to convince happens to be the person he just robbed.

Epilogue for a Lost Tale

This is a bittersweet tale of love, loss and immortality.

Urban Fantasy


Short Stories

Science Fiction


Short Stories

Stand the Line

Tadat of the Takara lives among the humans, fighting against the dangerous Vree, until a human friend brings him information about treachery that will change his life.



Short Stories

Return to Redlin

Return to Redlin is part mystery, part adventure and a little bit romantic all wrapped into this novella. Ginger lived a quiet, peaceful life in the little town of Redlin . . .

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