K.A. Wiggins is a Vancouver-born Canadian speculative fiction author, speaker, and creative writing coach. Her work explores social movements, environmental crises, and identity issues through intricate, dreamlike tales of monsters and magic.

Her 2018 debut in the "climate change + monsters in future!Vancouver" series Threads of Dreams, Blind the Eyes, was shortlisted in the eBook Award 2020 category of the Page Turner Awards and was a Barnes & Noble Press pick for "20 Favorite Indie Books of 2018." The companion short, Letter From the End of the World, has been translated into Italian by Virgibooks as Lettera dalla fine del mondo.

Her short fiction has been published by Enchanted Conversation: A Fairytale Magazine, Frozen Wavelets by The Earthian Hivemind, Fiction-Atlas Press, and Virgibooks.

Notably, she was a guest speaker at the first ORCHIDS Children's Literature Fest in Mumbai and is an executive team member and registered speaker with the Children's Writers and Illustrators of British Columbia (CWILL BC) Society. She's currently a creative storytelling coach with the Metro-Vancouver-area Creative Writing for Children Society (CWC).

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News & Updates

Page Turner Awards!

Oct 28, 2020

Update: Results!

Very excited to have won the eBook Award “Book Spotlight” prize and looking forward to working with iRead Book Tours in the coming months to reach new readers!

Press Coverage:

As an aside, an Author Media Kit is available to any members of the press seeking readily-available resources.

Update, 2020-10-02

Super random that this just so happens to fall at the end of another launch week, but I’m honoured and amazed to learn Blind the Eyes has been shortlisted in the eBook Awards 2020 category of the Page Turner Awards alongside some wonderful titles!

Very excited to (remotely) attend the awards ceremony on October 20—though a little bummed it’s a plague year and therefore impossible to pop over to the UK for the party.😢

Congrats to all the shortlisted eBook and Writing award category entrants (check out their stories here!)


Original Post, 2020-08-29:

This is just such an awesome way to cap off launch week: Blind the Eyes is a Page Turner Awards finalist in the 2020 ebook awards category! Always awesome to see my creepy lil murderbabies getting the love~ ^_^;

Check out the finalists’ profile and excerpt here!


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New Paperbacks!!

Oct 26, 2020

Paperbacks are finally here!! 🎉

Pandemic-induced publishing & shipping woes plus a very stupid mistake on my part 😅 delayed the matching covers by a couple months, but you can finally order the horror-variant covers on Amazon if paper copies are your thing. 👍

Original cover BTE ppb & hardcover will remain available as “special editions” but that artist’s rates keep going up 😭 so the series will continue with these new designs. Additional hardcover editions aren’t currently in the pipeline.

**Shop the new editions on Amazon (other storefronts coming soon): **

Blind the Eyes (book one) & Black the Tides (book 2)


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Celebrate The Devil You Know

Sep 30, 2020

It’s launch day! Get the inside scoop on Threads of Dreams series antagonist(?) Ravel in Boy With No Name plus ELEVEN other villain, anti-hero & morally-grey character adventures in The Devil You Know: A Fiction-Atlas Anti-Hero Anthology.

Pick up your copy here (ebooks out now, paperbacks on their way!) & celebrate with us all day with gifs, games & giveaways at the launch party on Facebook.


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Events

World Read Aloud Day Event

Date: February 5, 2020

Time: 6:30-8:45 pm

Location: Bob Prittie Metrotown Branch Library (6100 Willingdon Avenue, Burnaby by Metrotown Stn.)

Type: Live Reading, Book Fair, Signing

CWILL BC authors and/or illustrators will take turns reading aloud from their recent works in support of World Read Aloud Day. Copies will be available on site for sale.


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Writing & Illustrating Kids Books: The Inside Story

Date: February 3, 2020

Time: 7-8:30 pm (6:30 signing/bookfair)

Location: Central Library Branch, Montalbano Family Theatre, Level 8 (350 West Georgia St., Vancouver)

Type: Panel Discussion, Q&A, Book Fair, Signing

Interested in writing or illustrating books for young readers?

Join six professional children’s authors and illustrators to find out how they broke into this exciting and competitive field and built their careers.

Ask questions and get practical information on topics such as how to improve your writing, how to find a publisher and submit your work, what agents do, what to look for in a book contract, and what the financial rewards are.

Meet authors Glen Huser, Cynthia Nugent, Ellen Schwartz, Carol Watterson, K.A. Wiggins and Pam Withers and get a book signed starting at 6:30 P.M.

In partnership with CWILL BC.

Full details here.

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WORD Vancouver Writing Festival

Date: September 29, 2019

Time: 10am-5pm

Location: Central Library Branch, Plaza (350 West Georgia St., Vancouver, BC)

Type: Book Fair, Writing Festival

I’ll be staffing the CWILL BC exhibitor’s table at this year’s WORD Vancouver festival all day, so drop by to learn more about what we offer for BC-based authors and illustrators of children’s books, or pick up a great new local picture book, chapter book, middle grade or YA novel and get it signed on the spot!


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Past Events