C.A. Moss Light(ish) Novels

How I Became a Therapist in Another World

Not the Chosen One, just doing my best 

After an unexpected accident, Cat wakes up in a new body in a world full of magic. If this is the afterlife, it’s a lot more cottagecore than she expected — even though it’s also haunted by demons that prey on people’s emotions.

Good thing this world summoned the right vintage-loving queer girl, because Cat — now Lavender — was a therapist on Earth. Wielding magic that gives others space to face their literal demons, she sets out to make a new life for herself. 

A world of new friends, territorial Earthlings, rampaging dragons, high society balls, and rollicking nights at the tavern is just down the country road. But so is the reckoning of what she’s lost…

How I Became a Therapist in Another World is a light fantasy heartwarming isekai novella with emotional moments and a wlw human/orc romance side plot. Lavender’s story continues in parts 2-4.

(Published Nov. 2022)

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How I Became a Therapist in Another World 2

Not enough hours in the day — oh, wait, I have magic for that

Lavender’s counseling service is growing, and so is the tavern at the Two Claws Inn, where she has been helping out her friends. Plus, the Countess is throwing a winter ball to die for, her relationship is just settling in, and then there’s the research on demons… Thanks to her pocket-dimension powers, Lavender can pack it all into a day — at least until the magic begins to demand some consequences.

The question of the demons’ origin looms, and answers are nowhere to be found in Lavender’s quiet farming town. She has just started to figure things out, and now  the wider world is calling.

How I Became a Therapist in Another World 2 is a light fantasy heartwarming isekai novella with emotional moments and a wlw human/orc romance side plot. Lavender’s story continues in parts 3-4.

(Published April 2023)

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How I Became a Therapist in Another World 3

We’ll get there together, and find new friends along the way

There are answers out there somewhere. With a new horse she can barely ride, a friend of a friend with bigger things on her mind, and one steadfast (and hot) orcish girlfriend by her side, Lavender sets out on the mountain road toward the nearest city.

But dangers await even on the well-traveled path, and Lavender will need all her skills, luck and magic to make it to her goal — and most of all, the help of friends new and old. As long as she can convince these new traveling companions that the otherworld isn’t a game…

How I Became a Therapist in Another World 3 is a light backpack fantasy heartwarming isekai novella with emotional moments and a wlw human/orc romance side plot. Lavender’s story concludes in part 4.

(Published June 2023)

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How I Became a Therapist in Another World 4

My bestie, my frienemy, and the open road

All of Lavender’s searching has led her to one conclusion: The answers lie with the first Earthling to come to this world, a reclusive and legendary mage. 

The road is long and the destination uncertain, but she has two companions to rely on: a former enemy turned grudging ally and a devoted friend. They’ll have to stick together through campfire confessions, piratical abductions and questionable theatrical performances to find the truth — about themselves, the demons, and the otherworld itself.

How I Became a Therapist in Another World 4 is a light backpack fantasy heartwarming isekai novella with emotional moments.

(Published July 2023)


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How I Became a Therapist in Another World: The Complete Series

Contains books 1-4.

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(Published September 2023)


The Sylvan Dragon’s Herald

(How I Became a Therapist in Another World book 5)

Friendship, forgiveness, and dragon hoards

Fate and a magical therapist have brought together two unlikely collaborators. Morel, sylvan dragon and guardian of the Southern Forest, has begun a quest to return all the treasure they stole on an uncharacteristic rampage through the countryside. Hazel, witch of the woods, hopes to confront her anxiety around people by acting as the dragon’s spokesperson, and in doing so fight off the demon that haunts her.

Some humans are more understanding than others when a stranger rides up with a dragon flying on her heels. Is this all worth it, when Hazel would rather be at home in the forest with her cat and her garden? And Morel isn’t sure whether to shoulder the blame for the theft in the first place.

It might take a taciturn neighbor, a baby dragon, and a friend in crisis to bring them both out of their shells. The pile of loot dwindles, and with it, the time remaining to figure things out.

A meditative, LGBT-inclusive novella. Takes place during and after books 2-4 of How I Became a Therapist in Another World.

(Published December 2023)

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Starting Over in Another World with My Level 99 Self-Doubt

(How I Became a Therapist in Another World book 6)

New home, new life, old doubts

Berry spent uncounted years as an adventurer, hacking, slashing, and entangling-vinesing their way through dungeons and strongholds, amassing loot alongside their two party mates. Now the party has fallen apart, their old friends are off on a new venture, and Berry feels the call to not go anywhere at all for a while, thanks very much.

In the cozy farming town of Crystalbrook, Berry gets a new job as a bartender at the Two Claws Inn, alongside a high-strung pastry chef, a skeptical manager, and a moonlighting magical therapist. But Berry’s power in this world — the ability to grow any plant in any soil — is not only handy in battle, but a link to an old passion that has begun to reawaken. When nothing has been certain except the road ahead, it can be hard to believe that a good thing won’t go away.

A relaxed, queer-friendly novella about unexpected friendships, second and third chances, and giving yourself a chance to grow. Takes place after Book 3 of How I Became a Therapist in Another World, overlapping book 4.

(Published March 2024)

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The Salty Mageknight and the Sweet Dark Lord

(How I Became a Therapist in Another World book 7)

From swords at dawn to dinner at seven

Dark Lord Drekar Nightshade, Sorcerer Unyielding, exploded onto the scene with a challenge. One Visitor took up the call: Sir Solan the Mageknight, dark knight of the Western Plains. Their epic showdown fell apart into shooting the breeze about tabletop gaming and swordfighting techniques. 

Despite amassing an army of devoted followers and building a dread tower from which to practice his dark arts, Drekar is still getting used to this whole otherworld thing. Meanwhile, Solan finds himself haunted by the memory of the Dark Lord. And not because neither of them could defeat the other. Because it was so easy to talk to him. And around him, Solan felt so relaxed and normal and…good?

The open invitation to revisit Drekar’s Bloodstone Tower brings Solan back, carrying a suit of armor, a toothbrush, and a lot of difficult questions for himself.

A m/m friends-to-lovers, reformed villain fantasy / romantic dark comedy isekai about mushy feelings, finding your way from renegade to hero, and how to lead a (not-so-) evil army while falling in love with your former rival. Contains strong language and a little bit of spice.

(Published April 2024)

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Road Map

In the works now (no release date): a story taking place at the Bards’ College in Hearthpeak, featuring Henry Rocksmasher, Greta the bard-in-training, and getting out of a toxic friendship

Planning: a story about the Dread Army’s expansion into a town; a story about Jeff’s quest to rediscover his world