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K.A. Wiggins writes YA Fantasy with an edge for ages 14 and up.

Expect more blood than kissing. #monstersandmagic

Join the newsletter to download a free extended preview of her debut novel, Blind the Eyes, (a Barnes & Noble Press "20 Favorite Indie Books of 2018" selection) plus the prequel novella Under.

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Stories


When the seas rose, the monsters rose with them . . .

Creatures of myth and legend collide with dystopian climate fiction in an elaborate, emotional, genre-bending neogothic saga of monsters and magic.

Dive into Dreams

Slip through a portal to another world . . .

Visit ancient Japan, mythological Otherworlds, and a fractured Vancouver in these frightening, fantastical, and futuristic speculative short stories and serial fiction.

Escape the Ordinary



News & Updates

Happy Book Birthday & Giveaway

Jun 05, 2019

I can’t believe it’s been a year already!

Blind the Eyes came out on June 1, 2018, and in a weird and totally-unplanned-for twist of fate, it was three years to the day since I first sat down to write it, making this officially my fourth year as an author (shock).

To celebrate, here’s a look back at one year of awesome milestones and a fun bookbox giveaway:

May 2018: First Copy Sold!!

When I talk about how much I love international readers, this is one of the reasons why. The first ever copy of one of my books to sell was a preorder of the BTE ebook, and it went to a reader in the Philippines.

To be entirely honest, I would have been thrilled just to sell a copy to someone I wasn’t related to, but it’s super cool to know exactly who gave me that first... Read more



First Magazine

May 29, 2019

Just a quick update today: one of my stories got accepted by a literary magazine! Okay, it’s really more of a genre ‘zine, but either way!

It might seem like a weird thing to get excited about at this point in my career, but it’s actually a first for me. I’ve had short stories win contests, indie-published, and licensed for translation (and published long-form fiction), but I’ve never actually submitted to a publication before.

Even more excitingly, the story was picked up by the very first place I submitted to! (They called it “exceptional and lyrically beautiful!!”)

You can read On The Edge in Enchanted Magazine’s June 2019 edition. It’s an NA horror/dark fantasy faery story about walking on water, adulthood & escaping reality in the Scottish Highlands and the ending is possibly my favourite thing written to date.

Hidden paths and ancient ruins! Creatures beneath the waves! ALLLL... Read more



Books in the Wild

May 07, 2019

Looking for my books IRL? Here’s where you can find them:

Stores

Quincy Books (3734 W. Broadway Street, Quincy, IL—1 copy Blind the Eyes, paperback in stock)

Libraries

Fraser Vally Regional Library (locations in BC, Canada—2 copies of Blind the Eyes, paperback)

Patagonia Public Library (346 Duquesne, Patagonia, AZ—1 copy of Blind the Eyes, paperback)


Watch this space; I update as more locations get added! Also, I’d love it if you’d take a moment to let me know if you spot it in any other retail or library locations so I can add it to the list!)

If you want to request one of my books (or any book, really) at a local indie bookshop, chain bookstore, or library, all you have to do is give them the author, title,... Read more



My new favourite thing

May 02, 2019

The Children’s Literature Fest in Mumbai was spectacular, guys—I wish you all could have been there!

Huge shoutout to ORCHIDS The International School and the other sponsors, and Rupsa and her team for making it happen.

(They also made this rad video—you can see they’re skilled by how they edited my barely-coherent flailing interview into something cool~)

Apparently this was not only the first Children’s Lit Fest in Mumbai, but the largest anywhere? I think 10,000 guests over the course of the festival were anticipated. (So happy I don’t get stage fright!)

The level of production was just unbelievable; they had this thing they called a “story street” that you can catch a glimpse of in that YouTube where they’d created like 10-foot high vinyl-printed illustrations and pop-up installations all along a corridor so you literally walked through stories... Read more



Meet me in Mumbai!

Apr 10, 2019

Orchids Literary Fest Mumbai

Looking to get a book signed at the festival? Paperback editions of Blind the Eyes are available in India for Rs.650.00+shipping at Pothi and NotionPress.

I will be teaching a masterclass, participating in panel discussions, and leading sessions on three topics (descriptions below). Check the schedule for last minute changes and updates.

Download: Useful resource links

Getting Started as a Young Writer (PPT Notes)

Young writers can benefit greatly from sharing their work. Learn about some of the best ways to get started, whether you’re ambitiously building a career, or recreationally enjoying the wonderful community and creativity of writing.

This session will discuss identifying your goals, types of writing you should try or focus on, and where to start sharing your work.

Masterclass: From Scribbles to Prints (PPT Notes)

Getting a book from concept... Read more



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