✣ ┅ ABOUT ┅ ✣

You can call me August, but I will also be summoned by cool pond bugs and/or pictures of cats.

I'm a queer spec fic writer with a fondness for chucking characters into things they think they aren't prepared for. Most of my work is Dark Fantasy or Sci-Fi, but I cross paths with Horror, Paranormal, and Romance more often than not.

If my books have anything in common, it's wild settings, happy endings, casual rep, and kickass disaster queers being disasters but also kickass!

In the normal world, I'm a biology-trained engineering grad student (it's complicated) who plays with words and keeps Carassius and Corixidae in outdoor aquaria. I am five years old inside.

I wasn't kidding about the pond bugs.

✣ ┅ BOOKS ┅ ✣

I have a lot of books. For update schedules, quick synopses, recommended reading order, and more, check out the link below─it's a google doc with the most up-to-date info. If you can't click it here, it's also linked at the bottom of this description!


For administrative news, check out the profile-updates book in my first reading list.

If you still have questions, drop me a private message, a comment, or a post on my wall. I don't bite!



The completion statuses of all my books can be found in their titles (if posted):

✔ = Complete (15)
❖ = Updating Now (3)
❍ = Preparing to Update (1)
✐ = Currently Writing (4)

Books with a rainbow sticker have a queer main character. Expect to find LGBTQ+ rep in all my books, though.

While many of my characters are POC, I am white. Please extend any diversity-related opportunities to authors of colour :)

2x Wattys Shortlister
2x ONC Honourable Mention
21x Featured on Wattpad genre profiles

Comments and critiques are both welcome and appreciated.

Come join me on Discord! https://discord.gg/UD7t7pN

I write offline, update weekly, and always finish my books. If you choose to stick around, welcome ❤
  • By a pond somewhere
  • JoinedOctober 3, 2017

Last Message
SmokeAndOranges SmokeAndOranges May 12, 2022 09:34PM
❖ Hello, all! Late announcement for yesterday's chapters, but I've also brought the second instalment in my Q&A series: the oft-asked "How do you juggle multiple books?" Want to read my (predictably...
View all Conversations

Stories by A.B. Channing
I See Fire | Wattys 2021 Shortlist | ✔ by SmokeAndOranges
I See Fire | Wattys 2021 Shortlist...
❖ A hundred years after a disease burned the world down, Adriana is dragged into a war she didn't know existe...
ranking #350 in post-apocalyptic See all rankings
White Crystal Butterflies | Wattys 2021 Shortlist | ✔ by SmokeAndOranges
White Crystal Butterflies | Wattys...
❖ Interstellar pilot and ex-adventurer Alex Gallegos must keep their team safe on an icy moon as sentient sto...
ranking #54 in planet See all rankings
Dreamcatcher | ONC 2020 Shortlist | Honorable Mention | ✔ by SmokeAndOranges
Dreamcatcher | ONC 2020 Shortlist...
❖ ''We're at six thousand feet, Cap'n. There shouldn't be land at six thousand feet.'' ❖ Rav is apprenticed b...
ranking #11 in whimsical See all rankings
10 Reading Lists