My name is Katelin Marie Ballinger and I was born in San Diego, California in 1997. At the age of eight, my family and I moved to New Mexico. Pretty much my whole life I'd been home schooled, the only years I was really in a normal, public school was the third grade and through half of the fourth grade. In the beginning of my Junior year in high school I entered a charter school in my town and am still going there. I've always been different than other people and I've always had a very difficult time making friends.
Being home schooled was an amazing thing for me personally. Ever since a young age I've enjoyed writing and the fact that I had so much free time while I was home schooled really helped me to create my books.
In the Spring of 2010 my writing really took a large leap; I had a dream and I decided to take the idea from the dream and mix it with my passion for writing. In the late summer of 2010, I had finished my first book in the book saga "Ever-Presence." I decided to share my ideas with the world and that's how I got here! After "The In-between Stage" (my first book) was completed, I began to write the second book, "The Fool's Poem." Once I finished the second book, I wrote the third book in the series, "Delirium." I then wrote and published the forth book, "Blood Lust" and I released the fifth book "Insomnia" in the summer of 2013.
Currently, I'm writing the sixth book, "Indomitable Thirst" and I expect it will be published on Smashwords in the summer of 2014! I have now officially entered my Senior year of high school and I know that this year will be very enervating and time consuming, even more so than last year was. Despite my busy schedule I am still finding time to write my books and keep up with my book series!
If you guys have any questions or comments I really love hearing people's opinions on my books! So email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll email you back! Also, thank you to all of the people who 'like' my books and leave comments on them! It means the world to me! Thank you so much! :)
on Nov. 16, 2013 :
This is an amazing series especially notable because it was written by a teenager and all five books are free. I have been reading each book in the series without stopping.
(review of free book)
Robyn Jane Sheppard
on Aug. 07, 2012 :
I don't always review free books, but when I do...Or does that sound too much like a beer commercial?
I enjoyed this story. It had a well-developed plot and likeable (and believable) characters.
But for me, the ultimate test of a book is when it leaves me wanting more by the same author. In Katelin's case, I finished the story and said to myself, "ACK!! More! I want more!
I've just downloaded the second book in the series, and can't wait to read it.
(review of free book)