At Odysia Press, we believe the best stories have characters you miss when you’re done reading. Whether it’s a hero’s journey, or a suspenseful thriller, we love to escape into the pages a fun book. We publish epic fantasy novels and novellas to entertain and amuse readers of all ages.

We hope you’ll consider joining us on our adventures. Learn more about our books here.

Author David J. Pedersen

David J. Pedersen is a native of Racine, WI who resides in his home town Kansas City, MO. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He has worked in sales, management, retail, video and film production, and IT. David has run 2 marathons, climbed several 14,000 foot mountains and marched in Thee University of Wisconsin Marching Band. David published his first fantasy novel, Angst, in 2010. Despite what his wife says, the Angst series is not autobiographical because David doesn’t own a giant, magical sword. He is a geek and a fanboy that enjoys carousing, picking on his wife and kids, playing video games, and slowly muddling through his next novel.

Publicity Manager

Cristi Pisani Elliott was born and grew up in her hometown of Kansas City, MO. For five years, Cristi has accompanied David as his spokesmodel, cosplaying as Faeoris, the Berfemmian warrior from the Angst series of fantasy novels. She also is a beta reader for David’s books and assists with marketing. When she’s not being an awesome friend and a famous model, Cristi spends time with her new husband, Brandon, their three dogs and two cats. Needless to say, Cristi loves animals and has donated countless hours to animal shelters and fostering pets.