Chani Lynn Feener


Reader & Writer


Chani Lynn Feener has wanted to be a writer since the age of ten during fifth grade story time. She majored in Creative Writing at Johnson State College in Vermont, and graduated in 2012. To pay her bills, she has worked many odd jobs, including, but not limited to, telemarketing, order picking in a warehouse, and filling ink cartridges. When she isn’t writing, she’s binging TV shows, drawing, or frequenting zoos/aquariums. Chani is also the author of teen paranormal series, the Underworld Saga, originally written under the penname Tempest C. Avery. She currently resides in Connecticut, but lives on

Favorite Books

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater Life of Pi by Yann MartelEasy by Tammara WebberNevermore by Kelly CreaghWicked Kiss by Michelle RowanObsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Favorite Quotes

"Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt." \~Shakespeare.

Favorite Genres

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Most Recent Blog Posts

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

Swoon Author Chani Lynn Feener's Editing Update: Ready For It This Time

Going into edits for Between Frost and Fury, I had a much better understanding of what to expect. Which was both good… and bad. I knew that I could do it—because I’d managed to edit Amid Stars and Darkness and come out of it (mostly) unscathed—and I knew that the book and my sense of accomplishment would ... Read More


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Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

Announcing BETWEEN FROST AND FURY by Chani Lynn Feener!

When I first saw the cover for Amid Stars and Darkness, my second thought (after all the WOWs playing on repeat) was that it couldn’t get any better than this. How could any other cover ever even hope to compare, let alone rival, the cover for Amid Stars and Darkness? There was no way. Nope. Wasn’t going to ... Read More


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Thursday, July 6th, 2017

Swoon Author Chani Lynn Feener: First Drafts – The Final Frontier

I love first drafts. Seriously. I love them. Everything about them, in fact. Honestly, if I could only write first drafts for the rest of my life, and either have someone else clean them up, or have them be magically spectacular upon initial completion, I totally would. If you’re a writer yourself, or just an active part of the ... Read More


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Thursday, June 29th, 2017

Swoon Author Chani Lynn Feener: A Rose By Any Other Name… Will Still Care What People Think

Constructive criticism can be extremely helpful. I really appreciate when a reviewer points out a mistake I made (it won’t be fixed otherwise), or an inconsistency in the plot (how’d that get there?). Negative feedback isn’t merely part of the job description, it can also be really useful. So long as it’s not coming from someone ... Read More


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Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

Swoon Author Chani Lynn Feener's Editing Update: Blood, Sweat, and Tears

I love working on a new project, just sitting down, putting my fingers to the keys, and letting whatever happens happen. When I start a new book I generally begin with a basic idea, nothing too fleshed out, and maybe two or three set characters to work with. Writing the first draft of Amid Stars and Darkness was no different ... Read More


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