Katrina R Cope
Katrina is a quiet, bordering on shy, person until relaxed with the company or after a couple of her favourite reds (Yes, that is all it takes).
She resides in Queensland Australia and is a loyal friend once you pass the barrier. Her three teen/preteen boys and husband of over fifteen years treat her like a princess. Unfortunately though, this princess still has to do domestic chores.
From birth, she has been a very creative person and has spent many years travelling the world and observing many different personalities and cultures. Her favourite personalities have been the strange ones yet the ones under the radar also hold a place in her heart. During her last extensive travels, she spent 16 nights in a bomb shelter on a Kibbutz 8 kilometers off the Lebanese border. It was to avoid Katyusha bombs that the resident volunteers decided to name her after (she is still trying to work out why).
PS. Do NOT try to scare her in a dark alleyway even as a joke. Just saying!
Katrina has published four novels in the Sanctum series and is currently working on the Afterlife series.
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Kerry's love of life, literature and a deep hunger for learning, has been at the core of her being. Growing up in rural NSW and as a third generation writer, her childhood was surrounded by animals, fiction characters, stories and verse. Kerry's early career spanning thirty five years, plunged her deep into the humanistic side of the nursing field. From the late 1980's, she combined University studies with her clinical knowledge and together
For the past few years Kerry has been beta reading, critically evaluating and substantive editing fiction novels of varied genres. It was only a matter of time then, she would embark on mentoring and writing her own fiction novel; one inspired by a dream. The Tales of Cerahya, Book one; Morphids will be completed and published in the latter half of 2015.It will be fast paced, action packed with love, life and liberty all at stake. Kerry resides in a quiet community in Tasmania, with the love of her life, husband Ken and their small fur baby that believes she is human. Their five children are all adults now. A country girl at heart; she treasures each and every day. Her only nemesis; 'The spider'.
Kia Carrington-Russell is a young fantasy, paranormal and romance author writing from her Australian home. Kia is supported by her helpful friends, family and readers. Most of all she is assisted by her Ying and Yang kitties, Isa and Forest, as well as her Cavoodle, Sia, who are always by her side as she busily types away in her office.
Kia completed her first manuscript, Possession Of My Soul: The Three Immortal Blades, when she was fifteen. After graduating from high school, Kia pursued freelance journalism.
Kia started her Precious Living website, which is a self-help blog publishing weekly affirmations. It was a way to express her enjoyment of photography as well as reaching out to readers who might not be feeling positive in their current lifestyles. She often published motivational stories, hoping to fill many with gratitude for what they had, instead of focusing on what they didn't.
In the year of 2014, Kia took her first manuscript seriously, and on May 15, Kia's first book was published. Since then Kia has continued writing and publishing many works from the Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance, and Action genres. Kia has many more books planned for the future.
In 2015, Kia's self-publishing services and promotional services became live. She is now CEO of both Crystal Publishing and Crystal Book Promoters, which have been designed to help other authors at an affordable price. The mission is to guide writers through the perilous journey of self-publication.
Kia enjoys dancing, cooking, painting, manga, anime, eating (loves eating), reading, and is very competitive in all games, no matter what game.
Kia has now released 6 novels as paperback and ebook with plans for a further 2 publications in 2015.
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LJ Clarkson has done many things in her time. Making mud pies as an Environmental Engineer. Bossing people around as a project manager. Reducing flood risk to residents affected by floods. But her all time favorite job is telling stories and making others laugh.
She counts the following as very special talents: singing out of tune, laughing at her own jokes, reciting useless, but very fascinating facts, and a magical habit of magnetizing food to her clothes. If she were a Mastermind, she’d uninvent early mornings, grammar, broccoli, cleaning and her dog’s fussy eating habits.
Book titles: The Silver Strand (Book 1 in the Mastermind Academy series) and Heaven and Hound-Rise of the Alpha (Book 1 in the Heaven and Hound series).
We'll have a full interview with LJ Clarkson here on the blog next week.
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My name is Leisl Kaberry and I am an Aussie living in Canada missing the summer heat and beaches of Australia but loving being able to snowboard in the winter… why can’t I just have it all?, the cake and the eating. I am a stay at home mum with four kids, a dog, two cats and a husband… so yep, I keep pretty busy. I am studying part-time a degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice, completely different to writing fantasy but I guess it just engages another part of my brain. I never wanted to be a writer when I was growing up, I was determined to be a theatre actor, I still do the bit of theatre from time to time which I enjoy but now I would much rather be writing… can never get it right!
Leisl is the author of the Titanian Chronicles fantasy series. Her first book is available now and she is hard at work perfecting book 2.
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G’day folks, I’m Kasper Beaumont, a fantasy author from Australia and I’m looking forward to sharing my dragon tales with you. I’m a mild-mannered healthcare worker by trade and when I’m off duty, I turn into a creative fiend, pushing the boundaries of fantasy writing. I juggle writing, work and my three young cherubs and enjoying catching up with my writing group, family and friends. Living the dream.
An extract from Kasper's interview by Wendy Van Camp on Suvudu Universe blog
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