Blind the Eyes, a YA dystopian paranormal fantasy by K.A. Wiggins, coming to bookstores near you and online Christmas 2017


Blind the Eyes

In a world where hope kills and dreams are deadly, obedience is the only way to survive.

Cole would do anything to shake her reputation as a failure - but when she indulges her forbidden fascination with the dead, she discovers she's not the one that's broken. Her society’s absolute control & guarantee of safety are both illusions. Now Cole has to figure out who to trust and stop the dying before the nightmares eat her alive.


A story about identity & taking back your choices.

YA Urban Fantasy. 100,000 words. Coming Winter 2017.

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Flame of the Connarii


Edana, eldest daughter of the Connarii chief, is fighting to lead her tribe through the treacherous Otherworld mists to a safe haven.

Torchann is the beast-raised last son of an extinguished race, master of a dying land.

Their worlds are destroyed, their very way of life, threatened. Can they unite, fight back and survive, or will they each die alone?


A story about home, belonging & leading well.

YA Celtic-flavoured Fantasy adventure. Serial webfiction updated Tuesdays.(on hiatus)


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Things Got Out of Hand


She almost died. Then he showed up.


April prefers her own company, but when Henry saves her from a homicidal Nightmare and moves in, her days of peaceful solitude are over.


A story about monsters, heroes, and plans that change.

Rom-com retelling of Blind the Eyes. Serial webfiction updated Fridays.(on hiatus)


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News & Updates

Book Geek Time - Queries Round 3

Aug 05, 2017

Last query round for now. For the super publishing geeks in the audience, here’s the final Query I went with for Pitch Wars! If any of the mentors send back notes, I’ll be sure to post them for reference!

Dear Mentor,

I’m pleased to introduce my YA novel, BLIND THE EYES, in which a not-quite alive girl and her not-quite dead ghost discover that authorities lie, allies have their own agendas and all monsters wear masks.

In a world where hope kills and dreams are deadly, obedience is the only way to survive. But when one girl learns her society’s absolute control and guarantee of safety are both illusions, she must figure out who to trust to bring down the state and stop the dying before the nightmares eat her alive.

BLIND THE EYES is a stand-alone YA urban fantasy novel for ages 14 and up, complete at 100,000 words,... Read more


Book Geek Time - Queries Round 2

Aug 04, 2017

I may have used up all my luck before the submission window launched, but I was fortunate enough to win a query and first chapter critique from the awesome Lindsey Frydman. I’ve included the query with her markup/revisions for the writing/publishing geeks out there plus anyone thinking of subbing to Lindsey who really wants to do their research!

Lindsey’s the author of YA contemporary romances with a twist THE HEARTBEAT HYPOTHESIS, TO WHATEVER END, and PROJECT A.I.D.E.N..

Find her on Twitter or online.

Lindsey’s comments are marked ( LF ).


In a world where hope kills and dreams are deadly, obedience is the only way to survive. (LF: A query really should start with the character, so I’d put her name in the sentence. “obedience is the only way for Cole to survive. When she learns her…” ) But when one girl learns... Read more


Switching features

Jul 29, 2017

I’m switching formats a bit to end the Journal segment and hopefully bring in Instagram and Goodreads feeds. When I started the journal, it was a great solution. It helped me frame my writing time, keep consistent records, continuously update with new content and hopefully provide value for writers and publishing geeks by chronicling in exhaustive detail the long slog of writing. Turns out I suck at updating the website and there’s more actual news these days, plus spending more time on Twitter lately has reminded me that transparency, while an important and meaningful value, is not good policy in today’s climate. So instead I’m planning to feature more pretty books. Journal archives are here for now.

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Pitch Wars Pimp My Bio

Jul 23, 2017

So this is apparently a tradition within Pitch Wars, an awesome online contest to connect with publishing industry peeps and get a manuscript query-ready.

I’ve been resisting making one of these because, really, who likes talking about themselves? But then I had to write an author paragraph for my query anyways, and… Here goes:

I’ve been a crusader against the evils of corporate entropy, a mercenary word-weaver and a guardian of empty spaces. I convinced my classmates there were witches in the back wood of our elementary and my sister that faeries lived in the snow melt (‘cause they do…) and dreamed of growing up to be Martin of Redwall (because small animals with swords and battlecries), Frodo of the Shire (because heroes can be small and still do great things), a Fantasy or Manga Editor (because languages are magic), and a rock star (done).

Still waiting for a... Read more


Book Geek Time aka Queries Round 1

Jul 21, 2017

Geek writing/publishing craft time: basically my first day after deciding to join this year’s Pitchwars, I won a (luck-of-the-draw) query critique from the amazing Alicia Clancy! Alicia’s an Assistant Editor at St. Martin’s Press, Pitchwars mentor for the YA group and happens to be on my on my shortlist of mentors to sub to, so score! But then I had to scramble to actually write a query and synopsis lol. I’ll post Alicia’s version first, a few notes on how it works better, and then my original last for reference if anyone wants to get that geeky with it!


In a world where hope kills and dreams are deadly, obedience is the only way to survive. But seventeen-year-old Cole isn’t like the rest of her authoritarian state Refuge’s citizens—no matter how hard she tries, she simply cannot follow the rules. being haunted by a ghost named Cadence... Read more


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About

YA fantasy by K.A. Wiggins (webfiction serials by Kaie.) Subgenres range from future dystopian, contemporary/urban dark, supernatural/paranormal and Celtic-inspired Otherworld. Plus some horror-rom-com just to mix things up. Inspired by YA greats including Brenna Yovanoff, Kendare Blake, Melissa Marr, Cassandra Clare, Kelley Armstrong and Holly Black.

I've been creating urban legends about witches in the back wood and fairies in the snow melt since I was seven years old. Still in love with words, blades, battle and heroism, and working hard to tell diverse, challenging feminist stories.

I write stories, freelance and record audiobook narration while wandering Scotland, Cornwall & the Pacific Northwest.