A Childhood Fantasy is Cutler's first published work, a collection of short stories and poems exploring the origins of her writing and oldest characters.
Once upon a time there was a little girl; a dreamer, storyteller, and wolf freak. One day she grew up. She became a writer. She became an artist. And she was me. Welcome to the world of my childhood fantasy. Step through a doorway opened long ago by C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Jack London, and countless others. Meet characters long gone or so changed by now you may not recognize them. Learn the origins of my stories, and maybe you, too, will take the writer’s journey. If so, you’ll be in good company.
- The original cover was retired August 2016.
- The book is dedicated to Cutler's father, Harold Jay Cutler, better known as Jay.
- "A Childhood Fantasy" is the first real title Cutler came up with, when she was still a child working with Microsoft Works 95.
- This book contains two stories which are the first written appearances of Gareth of the Shenandoah.