2021   Leave a comment

I can’t believe it’s been so long since I’ve updated my blog! I’ve been busy with the pandemic and staying in my apartment since March 19th. Well, busy isn’t the right word. I know many are reaching their limit and are foregoing precautions because they’re tired of staying in, wearing masks, keeping six feet apart but COVID-19 or the new variant doesn’t care. It’s out there waiting to strike! Keep vigilant and stay the course! Now that vaccines are rolling out (although at a slow pace) we should be in better shape by this summer. I hope. I am in Los Angeles and the COVID cases are high here so I’m staying in!

It’s hard to keep hope up but it’s important to find joy in small things. One of the best part of my day is eating Dinosaur Egg oatmeal and finding the “eggs” in the bowl. It always makes me smile. I also love my cat and the way she stares at me instead of meowing (she’s a quiet cat) when she wants to eat. She’s a Tortie and it’s easy to tell her moods. She has a big personality for a little cat! I also find joy in writing, I finished three books since March and revised another one. I’m taking a bit of a break right now but I am querying. I’m on the hunt for a new literary agent and hope to sign with one before too long.

How are you doing?



Posted January 15, 2021 by kathleea in Uncategorized

NOVEMBER 22, 2019   Leave a comment

Greetings All!

It’s been a minute since I last posted, I know. Since it’s almost the end of the year I thought I’d catch you up on a few things.

My co-editor and I are going forward with the YA FRANKENSTEIN ANTHOLOGY and hope to have news about it soon.

I’ve been on a writing hiatus for a while now, not really wanting to write due to a factor of things but I started a new story and have been writing short stories to get me back into my writing.

My most memorable event this year have to include going to a Supernatural convention in my city! I met celebrities, got autographs and listened to panels and music! It was a blast and I am so happy I got to go! I love that show and hate to see it end.

Anyway, that’s a quick catch up of me. Keep on writing!



Posted November 22, 2019 by kathleea in Uncategorized

Cozy Mystery Available!   Leave a comment

Greetings All!

I have a cozy mystery (not YA) up on Kindle/Amazon as of today!  It’s about a cop who becomes a private investigator after she’s shot on the job and has to leave the police force. Her first case? Trying to figure out if her best friend’s college-aged daughter committed suicide or if she was murdered.

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Check it out!


Kathleen https://www.amazon.com/Kathleen-S-Allen/e/B004FRU0ZO?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_7&qid=1562009585&sr=8-7

Posted July 1, 2019 by kathleea in Uncategorized

New Business Cards!   Leave a comment


Posted April 3, 2019 by kathleea in Uncategorized

THREE BOOKS ON KINDLE!   Leave a comment


Greetings All!

I have three new books (one is a novella) on Kindle/Amazon available.


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ZOMBIE CRUSH-A YA fantasy humorous novella


Lore of Fae





Posted March 14, 2019 by kathleea in Uncategorized

NEW YA ROM COM ON WATTPAD!   Leave a comment



Here is my young adult rom com on Wattpad!




Posted December 7, 2018 by kathleea in books, fiction, young adult

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Sensitivity Reads   Leave a comment

Now offering to read your young adult manuscript for appropriate mental health representation. Expertise as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner for six years (no longer practicing). Focus on secondhand knowledge of depression/suicide, other mental health issues. Degrees in psychiatric nursing, social work, education and Children’s Literature. Contact for fees. gaelicfairie@gmail.com

Posted November 13, 2018 by kathleea in Uncategorized

Putting the Science in Fiction: Expert Advice for Writing with Authenticity in Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Other Genres: Dan Koboldt   Leave a comment

Putting the Science in Fiction: Expert Advice for Writing with Authenticity in Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Other Genres Paperback – October 16, 2018
by Dan Koboldt (editor)SCIENCE IN FICTION COVER

Posted August 6, 2018 by kathleea in Uncategorized

Writing Process-Prewriting Steps   Leave a comment

Greetings All!

So to continue my writing process blog, last week I talked about getting ideas. So, let’s say you have a great idea for a story. How do you get that idea out of your head and onto the laptop/paper/computer?


There are many different ways to plot a novel. You can use plotting worksheets, beat sheets, Post-It Notes, a notebook, your laptop/tablet etc. Remember a story needs these:

-A character or characters the reader wants to care about. Who is your protagonist? Your antagonist? Secondary characters?


Find out all there is to know about your main characters, their likes, their dislikes, their personalities. This isn’t something you put in your story, but it’s backstory you, as the author needs to know.

-The story needs a beginning, a middle and an end. Some like to plot out the entire story before writing, others (like me) prefer to “pants” it, meaning start writing and see where the journey goes.


I usually know the beginning and the end but the middle is a surprise to me. Of course, if you are doing a fantasy you need world building first! Make sure to flesh out your world including political, socioeconomic and cultural issues, what the flora and fauna of your world looks like etc.

Although there is advice on the internet, be wary of those that tell you THIS IS THE ONLY WAY TO WRITE, there is no “one way” and your process is not the same as my process. It’s okay if you don’t make a certain word count every day or even if you write every day. I am a binge writer, meaning I write in short bursts over several days.


Robin LaFevers (Grave Mercy series) has resources for writers on her blog I find quite useful!


Susan Dennard (Truthwitch series) also has many writing resources on her website.


Now, go forth and write! Or pre-write in this case.



Posted July 9, 2018 by kathleea in Uncategorized

WRITING PROCESS-Step 1: Getting Ideas   Leave a comment

Greetings All!

A question I often get asked is: where do the ideas for your stories come from?

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When a writer declares themselves to be a writer, an elaborate map with an iron skeleton key arrives on their doorstep.

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The key opens an antique steamer trunk found in an abandoned Victorian mansion you find by following the clues on the map.

Inside the trunk are Ideas written on scraps of fabric. Each one is written in an elegant scrawl tinged with gold or silver by your muse.

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The ideas are infinite. When one is used, the writing on the fabric fades to nothingness and the fabric turns to dust but another new, shiny idea (often called a plot bunny because of the softness of the fabric which hardens in time if not used) takes its place.

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My trunk is still quite full so anytime I need a new idea, I open the trunk and one appears!


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If you haven’t gotten your map/key yet you might want to contact your muse to see what the hold up is!


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So now you know where my ideas come from! Don’t be surprised if I see you at a Con/Signing and ask you what your trunk looks like! Make sure your key is around your neck!



Posted June 12, 2018 by kathleea in Uncategorized

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