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. 02, 2013 :
I am totally in love with this series and I love all the 4 books that I have read so far,I hope being a junior doesn't stop you from writing,please keep up the good work :)
(review of free book)
on Aug. 29, 2013 :
Hi there Katelin,
I recently bought a kobo ereader and downloaded The in-between stage, after that i downloaded The fool's poem and then i read the next 2 after that and i am obsessed! I think i read all those four in just 3 days. The books are fascinating and i'm amazed that your are just entering high school; i believe from your bio. I'm entering my final year in high school and my writing would not compare let alone my dedication to sit down and write, trust me i've tried.
So i just wanted to say that your books are awesome and i can't wait to read more and so glad that Selena chose Alex, there's just something about him that would make me chose him too.
Keep up the awesome writing and enjoy school!!
(review of free book)