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Published Interactive Digital Fiction: Way Walkers: University and Way Walkers: University 2.  You can read/play the free demo here, or buy the game directly from Steam, Chrome Web Store, or search your smartphone app store for ‘Way Walkers’. A 150,000 word DLC expansion, WW:U Halloween, is also available from wherever the main game is purchased. Way Walkers: University 3 is currently under development by J. Leigh and Mac J. Rea.

Published Novels: The Tazu Saga, starting with Way Walkers: Tangled Paths, is available from Red Adept Publishing, as well as it’s sequels, Way Walkers: Broken City, Way Walkers: Tainted Talent, and Way Walkers: Negating Destiny. You can grab the whole series off of Amazon here. The fifth portion of the series, Implied Permissions, will soon be available via Amazon Vella as a serial release.

What is Way Walkers?

Way Walkers (c)  is a fantasy world and series created by authors J. Leigh and Mac J. Rea.  Set on a fictional Continent with a ten thousand year history, the series introduces a world of powerful Talents, mischievous spirits, and sentient Artifacts—as well as secret societies, backstabbing lies, and dangerous mysteries deeply rooted in events from the past.  The people of this world comprise a variety of races, from the ageless Clan to the draconic Tazu, the plant-like Niju-Iki to the flirtatious and mysterious Lu’shun.  Each race is partial to a particular Way, or spiritual path, but many choose to follow that which best suits their interests and personalities, as well as their personal Talents.  Though the Twelve Ways act as spiritual guides to characters’ actions, the series explores the idea that faith must always bend to the individual will– “For freewill shall choose between the paths fate has laid.”

About the Authors

J. Leigh wrote her first novel at the tender age of eleven, delving deep into the extensive fantasy world she entitled Way Walkers. Since then, she has never really left, though occasionally does emerge to enjoy the company of friends, family, horror movies and the ever-popular sushi dinner. She currently lives in southern New Jersey with her husband, mother, toddler, several cats and a fictional cast of hundreds. Leigh’s published works include a ‘choose your own’ type interactive novel Way Walkers: University and Way Walkers: University2 with Choice of Games. The expansion, Way Walkers: University Halloween is co-authored with Mac J Rea.

Mac J Rea has been writing stories and sharing them on the internet since geocities was the hot new thing. Thankfully, most were never read. Despite earning a M.A. in English Literature and the ability to cheerfully bore people with heartfelt opinions on semiotics, Mac credits online fanfiction communities as the primary influence on their/her writing process. It is no surprise then, that Mac has spent years of friendship with J. Leigh excitedly collaborating over the world of Way Walkers. Mac currently lives in northern New Jersey with their spouse, mother, piebald cat, and a fleet of airplanes in almost every scale.