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What motivates you as a writer?

I’ve always had a lifelong love of reading and writing. Growing up, the library was almost like a second home to me and my dreams of someday seeing books that I wrote on its shelves were just as motivational as seeing the book in the hands of readers. What keeps me motivated now though, is being able to tell exciting stories that bring a little bit of adventure and magic to readers. 

What types of books do you like to read?


I enjoy reading a wide variety of epic fantasy and science fiction as well as the occasional thriller and historical.


How has becoming a writer affected your own reading habits?

Becoming an author has given me a better appreciation for the behind-the-scenes process which has been both good and bad for my reading habits. On one hand, I read more now than ever. But the downside is, I’m also far, far more selective and critical of what I read than I have ever been in the past. 


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PUBLISHER: The Parliament House, 2019

Sixteen-year-old professional outlaw, Rags, never wanted to help save the world. But with the death of Hyperion and the salvation of the Kingdom at hand, she finds her newfound freedom to be more than she’s prepared for. That is, until a mysterious assassin targets her and the new leader of the Kingdom, Henrick Oreson, uttering two words: “Praise Antiquity.”


A ghost from the Kingdom’s past, Antiquity, poses a new threat. It’s rumored to be more advanced and is determined to take over in Hyperion’s stead. Forced to leave her family behind once again, Rags flees to Zephyr to protect them and the upcoming Council meeting that could make or break the Kingdom’s future. But with Antiquity coming for them, there are only two choices: go to the front lines and fight, or let the fragile new Kingdom fall.


Rags will have to call upon all the alliances she's made to answer the one question that could mean the downfall of everything she's fought for...

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PUBLISHER: The Parliament House, 2019

With the Kingdom in chaos over her botched public execution, sixteen-year-old Rags has only one thing on her mind: survival. But that’s no easy feat with the Kingdom Corps chasing her, and every citizen wanting to cash in on the ultimate bounty. One place may offer shelter, though—Solstice, a lawless settlement where criminals go to seek refuge. Yet Solstice is anything but a safe haven. A professional bounty hunter prowls its seedy streets and a ruthless anti-Kingdom rebel group, known as the Supporters, are rumored to call this settlement home. Neither side is friendly to outsiders. Having fled with former second-in-command-turned-traitor, Henrick Oreson and former luresman, Colton Caelan Fieldson, it’s a chance Rags will have to take. Their options few, they must work together to survive a hostile new world while on the run, earn the respect of the Supporters, and regroup against the Kingdom. If they fail, civil war among the settlements will rage Kingdom-wide.If they’re successful, it could mean an opportunity to take back their Kingdom once and for all…

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PUBLISHER: The Parliament House, 2018

Having survived Rondo’s destruction, sixteen-year-old Rags has been taken captive by the Kingdom and sentenced to ‘rehabilitation’ at the Kingdom’s Threshing Floor, a notorious prison camp for hardened criminals. Those who refuse to serve the Kingdom go in…no one comes out. Faced with this nightmarish reality, Rags is forced to use everything she knows as a rustler to survive against starvation, a cruel ward master, and torture at the hands of the Kingdom’s ruler, Hyperion. Given only two options—death, or conformation to the Kingdom’s ways—she’s forced to play the Kingdom’s twisted game.
With the help of the Kingdom’s second-in-command, Henrick Oreson, and its charismatic luresman, Colton Caelan Fieldson, Rags must find a way to play a convincingly false role she was never meant to play and show the Kingdom she can be ‘rehabilitated’ to its standards. But with the deciding evaluation rigged in the Kingdom’s favor, failure is imminent…unless she can find a way to turn lies into truth and achieve the impossible: actually, escape the Threshing Floor.


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PUBLISHER: The Parliament House, 2018

Sixteen-year-old Rags is the most feared rustler in the world, and for good reason...
When she’s not raiding the post-Yellowstone Kingdom’s established settlements for supplies to keep her frontier, Rondo, alive another day, she’s fending off witch hunt-happy villagers who want her rare blue eyes in an unmarked grave. 
But when the Kingdom strikes back, kills Rags’s best friend, and sends its second-in-command to destroy Rondo in four days, Rags must make a choice: seek revenge, or save her loved ones who are trapped in a town bound for slaughter broadcast Kingdom-wide. With little more than a stolen dream to guide her, and a growing attraction to a sly Kingdom informant, Rags is about to give the Kingdom four days it’ll never forget—if the bounty on her head doesn’t get her killed first.



the snow spark saga

"Strong women united! ... [W]e would give this book a 5 out of 5 freakin stars! It was a fast paced book which may be due to the many secrets that you want to unfold as you read it."


"There’s plenty of great world building, writing, likable characters, action, and awesomeness! Definitely recommend and can’t wait for book 2!"

-Literary Dust

"Kathryn does an amazing job blowing the reader away with the development, the background, the plot, and the story-line. Stars Over Zephyr is very well written and the story instantly grabs your attention, keeping it held until the very last page. You will be left in a puddle of tears at the ending and wanting more..."


"No shortage of trouble and turmoil for our characters as the final book wraps up the series. Great closure that fills in the story of why the post apocalyptic world is the way it is. These stories will stick with me. Great job to the author on this series."


"...harsh, vivid, gory, terrifying...

I am very excited for the next novel..."

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