D. K. Graham


Working with words has been a major part of my career as I worked as a proofreader and classified advertising salesperson for several newspapers across the nation, and a temporary line editor for the Petoskey (Michigan) News Review. I hold a certificate of completion from the Parish School of Classified Advertising, where I learned copywriting for successful advertisements. I was also the editor and publisher of the school district newsletter for the Hiawatha, Kansas Unified School District 415, where I was secretary to the Superintendent of Schools for sixteen years. I spent one year at Ventura (CA) Junior College, where I majored in English. During my junior high and high school years I had poems published in the local (Camarillo Daily News) newspaper, was the historian for the Horizon Club (senior Campfire Girls) Camarillo, California chapter, and was responsible for having the monthly meeting articles published in the local newspaper. I was senior class editor of my high school year book.

My friends and family just call me K.

After retiring from my position as secretary to the superintendent of schools in Hiawatha, KS for 16 years, I am most recently retired from my post-retirement position as an administrative assistant for a geotechnical engineering and construction testing firm in Reno, Nevada. I have three grown daughters and two grandchildren. I live in Sparks, Nevada with my husband Walter and our Maine coon cat Lucy Marie.

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1st year in the life of Clancy Jones - Pen Thief
By D. K. Graham
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,010. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2014. Category: Nonfiction
This delightful true story for all ages tells in photos the 1st year of life for Clancy Jones, a deaf kitten who was born to a feral cat and abandoned in the backyard of 2 very special people who dearly love cats. She was lucky because her adopted parents found her out in the rain where she was stuck under a drain pipe and they adopted her & her sister Tinkerbelle shortly after their birth.
The Encourager
By D. K. Graham
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 54,080. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2013. Category: Fiction
Katie Clark's parents were murdered, and the story follows her as she discovers that people are not always who they seem to be. She has a hard time being an encouragement to students in her role of school counselor as she deals with the betrayal of people whom she trusted in her past and acceptance of the person who will become her future. The ending shows her forgiving her parents' murderer.
Bullies Among Us
By D. K. Graham
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,030. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2013. Category: Fiction
Corrine Beasley is a retired school teacher who has decided to make it her goal to help resolve the ongoing issue of bullying in her community. Her work with the students and adults in her community helps to immensely alleviate the problem, bringing a growing awareness to everyone of how much alike people really are. Although the story is a work of fiction, the problems addressed are very real.
Heartland Storm
By D. K. Graham
Series: Heartland, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 44,260. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2013. Category: Fiction
The third in the Heartland series, Heartland Storm follows the lives of twins Jaina and Jainell and their families as they weather the storms that face them in their personal lives. Their story is woven around weddings, births and deaths, and how they cope with each. It also chronicles the lives of their families and friends when real storms level their beloved town of Wayland, Kansas.
Heartland Sunrise
By D. K. Graham
Series: Heartland, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 50,650. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2012. Category: Fiction
This sequel to Heartland Sunset follows twins Jaina and Jainell Wilson and their friend Kristie Jorrell as they attend college, get married, and become mothers. The intermingled stories of the three young ladies tell of the joys, tragedies, heartaches and strengths that follow them through their lives.
I'll Grieve Tomorrow
By D. K. Graham
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 50,790. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2012. Category: Fiction
When Marnella Paxton finally got the courage to leave her verbally abusive husband, she knew she needed to go somewhere to find out who she really was. As she headed away from her long-time home in Kansas City, she called her sister to let her know she planned to go to Westford, Michigan to uncover their family roots. Neither woman had a clue as to how their lives were about to change forever.
Complete Adventures of Warrior Atticus the Great
By D. K. Graham
Series: Warrior Atticus the Great, Book 8. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 118,330. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2012. Category: Fiction
This book is a collection of all 35 of the action-packed adventures of Warrior Atticus the Great, who has a great dislike for criminals & bullies. He helps rid the world of both. In his adventures, he is aided by his parents & grandparents, & they all use wonderful powders that allow them to become invisible, fly & change shapes. The stories help children to recognize the greatness in themselves.
Warrior Atticus the Great Books 31-35
By D. K. Graham
Series: Warrior Atticus the Great, Book 7. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 15,320. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2012. Category: Fiction
In this final book in the series, Warrior Atticus and his family go to the St. Paul, Minnesota Winter Carnival to arrest jewel thieves, settle a dispute between the quackenboggles and gwimquitchen, and are introduced to 7-D television. Warrior Atticus also settles a score with some bullies who are harassing a friend of his at school, and finally he rids the world of monsters under the bed.
Warrior Atticus the Great Books 26-30
By D. K. Graham
Series: Warrior Atticus the Great, Book 6. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 15,890. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2012. Category: Fiction
Books 26-30 have Warrior Atticus the Great and his family figuring out the meaning of rainbows and pots of gold in order to capture thieves, dealing with Santa‘s photographer who is up to no good, arresting a gang who use fireflies and balloons to evade capture, discovering a new species of dinosaur, and figuring out how drug dealers manage to disappear.
Warrior Atticus the Great Books 21-25
By D. K. Graham
Series: Warrior Atticus the Great, Book 5. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 14,560. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2012. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
In Books 21-25, Warrior Atticus the Great and his family visit a water park to arrest bank robbers, turn the tables on a computer hacker, solve a riddle hidden in a quilt to find treasures for the government, chase some strangely colored horses, and Warrior Atticus’ friend Eric joins him and his father on a hike that leads them to undoing a curse that has a whole city trapped in a colorless world.
Warrior Atticus the Great Books 16-20
By D. K. Graham
Series: Warrior Atticus the Great, Book 4. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 15,790. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2012. Category: Fiction
In Books 16-20, Warrior Atticus the Great and his family go on two vacations which turn into chances to apprehend criminals. He and his family also are introduced to some magic chalk that help to capture some bank robbers. Warrior Atticus and his new friend Eric encounter some furry creatures who can‘t get along because they look different from each other.
Warrior Atticus the Great Books 11 - 15
By D. K. Graham
Series: Warrior Atticus the Great, Book 3. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 15,060. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2012. Category: Fiction
In these stories, Warrior Atticus the Great confronts some strange creatures, including a screaming bunny rabbit dressed as a banana. He gets into a food fight using apple pies, gets another visit from his little blue friends, whom he helps rescue plasma balls from the mysterious Zorbelites. He solves a war between bullying pine cones and acorns. In the last story he captures a cartoon-like cat.
Warrior Atticus the Great Books 6-10
By D. K. Graham
Series: Warrior Atticus the Great, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 18,410. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2012. Category: Fiction
Warrior Atticus the Great is a young boy who captures criminals for the government. In this book, follow him as he uses amazing technologies to apprehend a different type of criminal in each story. The criminals in “Grand Finale” escape and have to be re-captured in “They’re Back”. The last story in this book deals with his destroying androids and robots to save the country.
Warrior Atticus the Great - Books 1 through 5
By D. K. Graham
Series: Warrior Atticus the Great, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 24,570. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2012. Category: Fiction
Warrior Atticus the Great is a young boy with one super power: he can walk on walls and ceilings. He would love to know how to fly! He also has a black belt in karate, and knows enough tae kwon do to enhance his knowledge of martial arts. In the first five stories, Warrior Atticus apprehends criminals for the government, and obtains powders allowing him to fly and become invisible.
If you are serious
By D. K. Graham
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,660. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2012. Category: Nonfiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
Many young adults in high school and college are confused and even a bit frightened about what the future holds for them. They want to get a job, buy a car, get married, become a parent, buy a home, and adopt a pet. They enter into the adult world with a lot of fears. This book is a blueprint giving guidance in how to obtain something they are serious about but have no idea how to get.
Heartland Sunset
By D. K. Graham
Series: Heartland, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 52,050. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2012. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
Jaina Wilson was raised by her uncle after her parents' murders. She was never told she had a twin sister, but when they are transferred to Wayland, Kansas she discovers her twin after a bizarre occurrence. Together the teens set out to find and bring to justice the men responsible for the deaths of their parents. At the end of the story Jaina must come to terms with the death of her cousin.

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