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I decided to blog about my writing journey. I put a post up yesterday on a different blogging tool about my process. Today I’m going to break it down step by step.

My journey begins…

It all started at the age of three when I learned to read. Wait, too far back.

It all started at the age of eight when I wrote my first book of poems. Nope, still too far back.

Okay, it started when I was fifteen and had my first poem published. Better but not there yet.

When I was seventeen I wrote my first novel, Robinshire Castle about twin brothers, who happened to be Dukes of Cornwall (well, one was, Colin and Connor were their names). A seventeen-year-old girl came to the castle to be a governess to Colin’s daughter (can you sense a Jane Eyre theme here?). She falls for Connor (the evil twin, duh-duh) who killed his sister-in-law and attempts to kill the daughter because Colin is set to inherit the castle. Long story short (oops, too late) the girl saves daughter, pushes Connor off a turret and marries Colin and becomes a Duchess. THIS WILL NEVER SEE THE LIGHT OF DAY.

I started getting poems published, short stories and flash fiction. Time goes by (hums) and eventually I wrote my next novel, WITCH HUNTER, I did as part of a Master’s in English degree. I worked on it for two years and ended up self-publishing it because it was a novella not a novel. I self-published AINE and FAERIE FOLK around the same time and PLEASE TO SEE THE KING, a book of short stories based on characters from English/Irish ballads. Next I published, FITZROY: THE BOY WHO WOULD BE KING about the illegitimate son of Henry VIII. It’s a top seller in the UK.

I’ve published with two small publishers, two YA fantasies, LORE OF FEI and WAR OF FEI with Muse It Up Publishing. Two murder mysteries, IF IT’S MONDAY, IT MUST BE MURDER and IF IT’S TUESDAY, IT MUST BE TROUBLE, and a YA contemporary;  HOW TO BE ALMOST FAMOUS IN TEN DAYS with Gypsy Shadow Publishing.

I am on the lookout for an agent, (that elusive beast rarely seen in captivity) with my latest novel, a young adult gothic horror. Check out my website for more info on my writings. You can also see my inspiration boards on Pinterest.


Posted May 17, 2015 by kathleea in books, fiction, writers

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