My name is Claire Katsion, but you may call me ~CRK, which is my unique pen name for my equally-as-unique self. Not knowing where to turn in this hard world of publishing, I decided independent e-publishing would be the easiest way for me to get my foot in the door.
If you like my works, please feel free to download/buy them and to tell your friends!
Please enjoy my free content on this site and share my books with your friends and family if you enjoy them. It means the world to me that people are reading my books. And please take a few minutes to leave a review or short comment on the books or stories you enjoy. I love reading them; it makes me smile knowing my words touch others. My completed, professionally-edited novels will all be available for $2.95, and all minor books will be available for 99 cents. You can sample everything before you buy, so please consider purchasing my novels!

If I had to describe my style, I honestly couldn't put it to words, so I hope you will read "Flicker," my first published short story (for free!) to get a feel for my style and wording.

Thanks for reading!

Subtle, Flowing Changes is now available in print! You can find it at this website! Please feel free to order a copy if you wish! If you prefer to receive a signed copy, please e-mail me at katsionclaire@yahoo.com, and I can get you a signed copy delivered to your doorstep! As always, thanks for reading and sharing!


In addition, I shall be adding prices to my books from now on because I am trying to pick up some extra money. Please be assured that the free short stories shall ALWAYS stay free. I promise. A new short story to add to the growing trend will be posted before the end of this year. Thanks for the 100 downloads once again!! Please stay tuned for more updates...

*NEW* As "Something" reaches 100 downloads for the current free short story installment, I have a little challenge to propose for the next free short story to be available for everyone to read. This time, I will publish another free short story if "Something" reaches 100 downloads and has two reviews from different customers as well as if one of my main novels gets two [additional] reviews by different readers. Please be honest in your reviews! I would love to hear feedback from my readers on what you think of the story or what I could do better for next time--or even if you'd like to see a sequel or not! Thanks for following my works and reading my books! Don't forget to send word on to your friends and family, too. E-books and E-readers make a good Christmas gift!

*Thanks for the 100 downloads/reads on The Adventures of Maryan! If we hit 250 reads/downloads, I will publish another Maryan book that will include bonus stories and more fun projects!*
*Thanks so much for the 50 reads/downloads of my first novel! I will try my best to finish the sequel and to publish it sometime early next year (around May 2015). As I do not hire any editors, I edit and proofread the documents myself, so that takes some extra time. Thanks for being patient. For now, please continue to support my novels!*

If you'd like to read some other things I write (or see sneak peeks of new books), please check here:


I am projecting I will be finished with about 2 novels and 2 kids' books this year, so please look forward to new arrivals!

Smashwords Interview

What are you working on next?
Currently, I'm working on another novel called "ZCN & Friends: Adventures in I*V." It is basically the first book in a very long fantasy series about a fictional representation of my life story and experiences. I am the main character (even though the story is fantasized in most parts, I remain the same in character), and I recall my journeys through Imaginationville, the world of imagination, and the Real World as I met my imaginary friends and learned about the mysteries surrounding Imaginationville. It is a good series for kids (and teens) with a lot of cool super powers and characters and dramatic plot moments. I hope to have the first book finished sometime next year so that I can publish it here on Smashwords.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I love to bake bread and to make pastries. I'm almost finished with my baking and pastry degree, and it's so much fun to learn about baking (and to taste-test, of course). I also love to help animals and to take care of animals; sometimes, on lovely days, I'll just sit and look out the window at the birds in the backyard. Sometimes I'll practice playing violin, too.
When I'm bored, I'll either play video games (Pokémon!), read about interesting things online, practice French (naturellement), or waste time watching Youtube videos (XD).
Read more of this interview.

Where to find ~CRK online


The Heart has Always Known
Price: $2.95 USD. Words: 4,190. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Stories in Verse, Fiction » Inspirational
A short book written in verse detailing the longings of Lillia to understand the world around her and to be able to understand this thing her idol calls "Romance." (About Romantic concepts and the feelings of the heart and dreams) A surreal book, one can only grasp its meaning by feelings. Includes a short description and segment from the author. (This is the way I really am, kids)
The Fancy Ladies' Club (#1)
Price: $1.95 USD. Words: 11,830. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Readers / Chapter Books, Fiction » Children’s books » Imagination & Play
Book one of the Fancy Ladies' Club series of chapter books for advanced readers. Catherine, soon to be in 5th grade, is a curious girl who is always looking for more opportunities to learn. Wanting to read her author dad's novels, she decides to become a fancy lady! But just what does it mean to be a fancy lady from ages passed?
Price: Free! Words: 1,020. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A short story about the significance of something...even if it means nothing to someone else. Another no-price short story installment! Thanks for all the reads and downloads once again! The title of this story is a tentative title.
The Adventures of Maryan
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,770. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories, Fiction » Children’s books » Imagination & Play
Join Maryan, an energetic 6-year-old girl, on her daily adventures! Let's go catch butterflies, build with blocks, go to the zoo, and learn new things each day! Includes a special fun project for you and your kids to enjoy! *Edit: Thanks for the 100 reads and downloads! If we can hit 250, I will publish another Maryan book with additional projects and specials!
The Story Continues...
Price: Free! Words: 2,340. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
"The Story Continues" is a cute little collection of micro stories that do not have a formal ending. This book of three stories counts as the next free short story installment to follow the success of "The Soul of an Author." Thanks for reading!
The Soul of an Author
Price: Free! Words: 2,480. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
Thoughts of what it means to be an author. (This free story is for you! Thanks for reading my stories!) This short story was reviewed by the Worldwide Independent Fiction Writers' Association (WIFWA), of which I am now a member. Please check out their website and submit your manuscripts for review! Please spread the word! http://www.wifwa.org/
Subtle, Flowing Changes
Series: SFC Trilogy, Book 1. Price: $2.95 USD. Words: 43,350. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary
Cera Brandenburg, a junior in high school, hates changes more than anything else. So, naturally, once she and her parents move to the city, Cera is filled with nothing but dread. She can't stand public school, and she's constantly bothered by a bubbly girl named Mariah who wants to be her best friend. ~CRK's debut novel about learning to deal with life's changes. First book in the SFC Trilogy.
A Halloween Tale
Price: Free! Words: 2,270. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories
I've always loved my cottage in the forest. One day, I get a visit from some twins after I make brownies. All the sudden, a talking wolf comes by, too! Could those stories my mom told me when I was little about the cottage being next to a fairy tale forest be true? A nice short story for kids on Halloween
Poetic Thought Sequences
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,000. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
A collection of poems and ideas that I have written cathartically. Poetic Thought Sequences (PTS): Heavily emotional, thought-oriented, lyrical “poems” (or stories) often written in stream-of-consciousness style. PTS are sudden effusions (bursts of emotion) and are my form of catharsis. Most often, they hide poetic meanings—hence the name
Price: Free! Words: 3,110. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories
*Thanks for 100 downloads, everyone! It means a lot to me* (A short story) The small village of Fruit has lived a peaceful existence until some rumors about creepy shadow creatures begin tearing them apart. Kaarina, 14-year-old girl in the village, has decided to stop this madness once and for all, but she can't believe what she finds. (includes info on the author)

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