About


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

Her debut, Blind the Eyes, was a Barnes & Noble Press pick for "20 Favorite Indie Books of 2018" and the companion short, Letter From the End of the World, has been translated into Italian by Virgibooks as Lettera dalla fine del mondo.

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.

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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 fractured futures, mythological Otherworlds, and shadows of the past in these frightening, fantastical, and futuristic speculative shorts and serial fiction.

Escape the Ordinary



News & Updates

Books in the Wild

Oct 31, 2019

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

Stores

The Bookman 45939 Wellington Ave, Chilliwack, BC (2 paperback copies Blind the Eyes coming soon)

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

Libraries

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

Vancouver Public Library multiple locations in Vancouver, BC (2 paperback copies of Blind the Eyes plus one ebook edition available for checkout)

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

Cleveland Public Library multiple locations in Cleveland, OH (2 paperback copies of Blind the Eyes available for checkout)

King County Library System multiple locations in King County, WA (4 paperback copies of Blind the... Read more



First Anthology

Aug 13, 2019

Surprise! One of my stories got picked up for an anthology by Fiction-Atlas Press (coming out next month already!!! 😱)

A Song of Dark Things is a contemporary dark fantasy inspired by the Scottish fairytales Thomas the Rhymer & The Fiddlers of Tomnahurich and my own travels at the edge of the (old) world. ✨

Blurb “A Highland teen desperate to escape her smalltown existence makes a deal with the fae to achieve her dreams of stardom, only to discover her heart’s desire comes at an unexpected cost.”

I’m super excited about this story—it’s especially perfect for all of you who loved On the Edge; unsettling and creepy and gorgeous. 💖💖💖

But because it’s an anthology, you don’t just get my weird take on devil’s bargains, you get another NINE amazing speculative stories about stepping into other worlds! 🎉

You can preorder... Read more



Two Kinds of Audio

Jun 25, 2019

With huge thanks to the Vancouver Public Library’s free creator spaces, I was able to spend a week recording Blind the Eyes in Vancouver. 20 hours later, I have raw files and a mountain of audio editing ahead, but audiobooks are finally underway!

Also: I’ve been accepted as a member and registered as a speaker with the Children’s Writers and Illustrators of British Columbia Society (CWILL BC). Looking forward to learning, building connections, giving back to the community, and hopefully getting out to see more awesome readers and the next generation of writers!

If you’re an event organizer or a reader lobbying local events to bring in more authors you like, here’s my speaker profile on CWILL BC for reference. I’d love to meet you!

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First Magazine

Jun 24, 2019

UPDATED June 24, 2019

Read On the Edge for FREE courtesy of Enchanted Conversation Magazine!


ORIGINAL POST May 5, 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,... Read more



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



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