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

Kicking Off 2020

Jan 09, 2020

SO MUCH going on as we head into a new year (could it because it’s been six months since I last updated you? Maybe? Who really knows??)

Anyway, here’s the rundown:


Sequel

The next installment of Threads of Dreams didn’t make it for 2019, but it did get written.

Look forward to more hauntings, more monsters, more revelations, and a bonus roadtrip to the BC interior.

Revisions, a lot of research as the adventure heads out of the city, and a few rounds of editing lie ahead, but I hope to keep things moving and work on book 3 when book 2’s off for editing this year because y’all are gonna hate me if I leave you hanging with its ending for another two years.


Events

I’ll be getting out of the house more in 2020, with several IRL events already on the book... Read more


Books in the Wild

Jan 03, 2020

Looking for my books IRL? Here are known bookstores and libraries where you can find them:

Stores

Hemingway’s Books & Records

33765 Essendene Ave, Abbotsford, BC

2 signed paperback copies of Blind the Eyes

The Bookman

45939 Wellington Ave, Chilliwack, BC

2 signed paperback copies of Blind the Eyes

Quincy Books

3734 W. Broadway Street, Quincy, IL

1 paperback copy of Blind the Eyes

Libraries

Fraser Valley Regional Library

multiple locations in BC, Canada

2 paperback copies of Blind the Eyes

Vancouver Public Library

multiple locations in Vancouver, BC

2 paperback copies of Blind the Eyes

1 ebook copy of Blind the Eyes

Patagonia Public Library

346 Duquesne, Patagonia, AZ

1 paperback copy of Blind the Eyes

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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


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