About

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

Expect monsters, magic, and more blood than kissing.

Her debut Young Adult Dark Fantasy, BLIND THE EYES, launched in 2018 as the first book in the THREADS OF DREAMS trilogy. A not-quite-alive girl and her not-quite-dead ghost discover trusted authorities lie, allies have their own agendas and even the monsters wear masks. Join the newsletter to get an exclusive free 5 chapter preview ebook and audiobook.


Kaie has been creating urban legends about witches in the back wood and fairies in the snow melt since she was seven years old. She writes prickly mistfits challenging the borders of the mundane, inspired by contemporary YA stars including Brenna Yovanoff, Kendare Blake, Melissa Marr, Kelley Armstrong, and Holly Black, and fantasy classic masters such as J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and Madeleine L'Engle.

Born in Vancouver, BC, she freelances as a technical writer, copywriter, and marketing content creator from the Pacific Northwest.


Blind the Eyes

Threads of Dreams Book One

Haunted teen Cole needs to shake her reputation as a failure. The only way to survive the nightmarish Mara is absolute obedience, and she's down to her last chance. Will she figure out who to trust and stop the dying before the nightmares eat her alive?

A YA dark fantasy for ages 14 and up about identity & taking back your choices in a drowned dystopian city. 96,000 words.

On sale June 1, 2018. Preorders open in May. Learn more.

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Below the Surface

A Threads of Dreams Prequel

The twins’ bond kept them together through the death of their parents, the memory wipe, and assignment to separate work divisions in the Towers of Refuge, the only surviving habitat in their flooded post eco-disaster city.

But when protective older sister Ange follows carefree Amy into the abandoned lower reaches of the towers, the secrets they discover below the waterline could sever their bond for good.

A dystopian dark fantasy that ranges from sterile towers to glittering clubs and abandoned tunnels, this prequel novella takes places less than a decade before Blind the Eyes and blends monsters and magic with near-future post eco-disaster cityscapes.

Coming Summer 2018. Free exclusively to newsletter subscribers.


Threads of Dreams Book 2

Coming in 2019.


Flame of the Connarii

Edana fights to lead her tribe through treacherous Otherworldly mists to a safe haven. Torchann, the wildcat-raised son of an extinguished race, struggles to remain master of his dying land.

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

A story about belonging & leading well. Tarzan meets Brave. YA fantasy. Serial webfiction updated Tuesdays.(on hiatus)

Learn more or read on Wattpad.

Things Got Out of Hand

She should have died.

Then he moved in.

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)

Learn more or read on Wattpad.

News & Updates

Celebrating Five Years

May 26, 2022

My debut novel, Blind the Eyes, dropped June 1, 2018. It’s been an absolute whirlwind of a ride ever since. Some things I’d hoped for never turned out; other things I’d never even dreamed of came out of the woodwork.

I’d planned to mark the occasion with something small—a new cover for Under, my subscriber-exclusive series prequel novella. Maybe a little giveaway.

But the redesign looked so awesome, I couldn’t help myself:

So, yeah, buckle up for a complete series relaunch:


Surprise TOC Announcement

May 15, 2022

Check out this star-studded line up!

The results are in from the Writers of the Future awards (which is HUGE). Children of Earth got an honourable mention!

But that nice little accolade is overshadowed by the sudden and star-studded Table of Contents drop of It Was All A Dream: An Anthology of Bad Horror Tropes Done Right:

Art by Evangeline Gallagher

Why, yes, that is THE Wendy N. Wagner’s name just above mine! AND Gabino Iglesias to the left of hers! In fact, please, go ahead and just take a moment to absorb that fantastic lineup!

No release date yet because the publisher is commissioning interior artwork for the stories, but I’ll keep you posted.

This is really exciting for me because my twisted little story, Castoffs, has been one of my most popular AND most rejected. It features both... Read more


Award Finalist

Mar 09, 2022

Update:

Original Post: Feb 28, 2022

So this just happened:

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Story Studio

Feb 24, 2022

It’s been another few whirlwind months in writing land and, uh, the rest of the world, too. Wild times!

Popping in today to say I’m excited to be leading a discussion on writing YA speculative (/fantasy) for the teen writers group of Story Studio tonight! I LOVE chatting with teen writers, and so rarely get the chance (so much programming is targeted for younger age groups, for some reason.)

In the spirit of transparency, ease of access, and making life easier for all of us, here are my slides/notes: Students, access slides/notes here!

If you’re not familiar with Story Studio, they’re a Victoria (BC)-based charity that provides free and low cost writing programming, resources, and contests for kids and teens across Canada. Check out their site for all the awesome details!

Also: I filmed a mini preview for TikTok if anyone’s interested in watching me be awkward on... Read more


Blog Tour & NaNoWriMo

Oct 29, 2021

Just a quick heads-up on two new developments before I retreat into heavy-duty drafting mode!

1. Blog Tour

UPDATE

You can enter the giveaway on any of those blogs or by clicking here until 11:59 PM EST on Dec. 24, 2021.

And here come the blogs! I’ll link to the ones with custom content (guest blog or interview) below.

  • Dec 20 – Bonus: Q&A on Humor in Books, and Other Places, Too! at... Read more

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