Kali Amanda Browne


Kali Amanda Browne was born in New York City, came of age in Puerto Rico and has lived her entire adult life in Brooklyn, NY. Writer, food enthusiast, devoted daughter, marketing specialist, technology analyst, big mouth with a daemon tongue, geek with pagan tendencies.

Smashwords Interview

What do you read for pleasure?
My reading habits depend a lot on my mood. I love to read a good cookbook that gives you a perspective on culture or even stories around the food. A good mystery is always fun. Every once in a while you just need a dense sci-fi story that has epic written all over it! And some rainy days call for sonnets and poetry. You should have a library that covers several genres to keep things interesting. At the same time, pleasure does not preclude expanding your horizons and sometimes non-fiction is the very thing you need.
How do you approach cover design?
The covers I tend to choose depend a lot on the story. Some covers benefit from a literal interpretation of the story or a specific character. Obviously you want to choose an image that is somewhat recognizable because if you go avant garde, your readers might be confused by what you are showing them and this may be off-putting to some. My covers will give you a small clue as to what awaits the reader.
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A Quiet Stroll
By Kali Amanda Browne
Price: Free! Words: 1,220. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2013. Category: Nonfiction
A free short story detailing a quiet stroll through the streets of historic downtown Brooklyn on a gray day.
The Scent of Honeysuckle
By Kali Amanda Browne
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,810. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2012. Category: Fiction
Mike and Jess Morgan are a relatively happy married couple who, after winning a large lottery jackpot, purchase a lighthouse in an idyllic north eastern town to pursue their true passions. Soon the quaint and beautiful setting is marred by a series of increasingly unsettling and mystifying experiences . . . including the intoxicating sweet scent of honeysuckle.
Because She Was a Woman
By Kali Amanda Browne
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,440. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2012. Category: Fiction
A collection of vignettes about the lives of a dozen women from all walks of life, trying to get from one moment to the next in as graceful a fashion as possible.
Chronicles of Ash
By Kali Amanda Browne
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,620. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2012. Category: Fiction
An introduction to a nine-book series, the fantasy is a steampunk-inspired series of stories of Ashleigh Peters, a young woman from Brooklyn that finds herself sucked into the world of Eleusis. It begins with Ashleigh’s last days on Earth and we meet her family, learn of her life in Brooklyn, and what she leaves behind as she is transported to this new world.
Kali, The Food Goddess: Volumes 1 & 2
By Kali Amanda Browne
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 23,030. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2012. Category: Nonfiction
Over 45 recipes and essays gathered from the online food column on the same title and the e-book Fruits of the Family Tree.
Cuentos y Recuerdos: La Colección Latina
By Kali Amanda Browne
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,780. Language: Spanish. Published: June 4, 2012. Category: Nonfiction
La Colección Latina incluye "Recuerdos de Antes y Entonces", "Una Noche con B.B.", "El Velorio de Maya", y "La Chancleta".
Remembrance of Dingbats
By Kali Amanda Browne
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,180. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2012. Category: Nonfiction
Memories as written down for posterity, some funny, some heartbreaking, some in the form of dreams.
La Chancleta
By Kali Amanda Browne
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,880. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2012. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
What's a chancleta? A chancleta is portable discipline. Ask a Latino what a chancleta is and watch them cringe and twitch. Tell a Latino a story of a chancleta that doesn't involve them personally and you'll hear boisterous laughter. This is the story of a chancleta, told in English and Spanish, and the Holy Trinity that is The Way of La Chancleta.
Recuerdos de Antes y Entonces
By Kali Amanda Browne
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,050. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2012. Category: Nonfiction
Cuando sueñas, cada imagen y cada sentimiento es una memoria de ti mismo. "Recuerdos" es una colección de recuerdos, directamente de mis diarios de los años 1997 – 2007. Por supuesto, cada recuerdo cambia de año a año tal como aumentamos nuestra propia sabiduría. Con suerte, cada recuerdo hablara de una belleza verdadera y trascendental. Los recuerdos son el arte del alma.
Kali: The Food Goddess, Fruits of the Family Tree
By Kali Amanda Browne
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,500. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2012. Category: Nonfiction
A short compilation of recipes from all the places of origin in the Goddess's gene pool. Not the definitive international cookbook, but an introduction to a few relatively exotic ingredients for those who like to try new flavors and experiment in the kitchen. Be forewarned: If you happen to be a white supremacist and a foodie, this book is going to make you severely conflicted.
How Nadine and Libby Escaped Destiny
By Kali Amanda Browne
Price: Free! Words: 2,170. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2012. Category: Fiction
0.5 star(4.50 from 2 reviews)
A precocious child plays dance lesson in the back of an old trailer. Her mother watches from within. In the midst of the bittersweet scene, their lives are about to change forever, and whatever else may happen the image of an innocent child softly singing will haunt you...
Life, Dreams and Magical Landscapes
By Kali Amanda Browne
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,320. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2012. Category: Nonfiction
Stories, poems, dreams and journal entries written between 1997-2007 but covering a wider space of time. Its sole purpose: to elevate words to mental images that defined us at different periods of our lives. The use of the royal we here is not conceit but evidence that with every entry a different person can be identified, because we all grow and develop into different people as we mature.
Una Noche con B.B. (Español)
By Kali Amanda Browne
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,250. Language: Spanish. Published: December 16, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
Mini-memoria de una actuación en directo de B.B. King en el mítico Blue Note Jazz Club en el Greenwich Village de Nueva York.
One Night with B.B.
By Kali Amanda Browne
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,380. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
A mini-memoir of a live performance by B.B. King at the legendary Blue Note Jazz Club in New York City's Greenwich Village.
Putting May to Rest
By Kali Amanda Browne
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,050. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2011. Category: Fiction
Death is a fact of life--it happens to the best of us. It also brings out the worst in some people. Sometimes, death shrouds itself in absurdity no matter how reverential one wants to be about it. Based on a true story, "Putting May to Rest" is the height of absurdity, a satiric look at one family's funeral. No matter how dysfunctional, this story's guaranteed to make even your family seem normal.
By Kali Amanda Browne
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,960. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2011. Category: Fiction
The story of an ordinary man caught in an extraordinary life. Edmond Styles awoke one morning and walked to work to a job he detested. By the end of that day, he found himself held hostage at gunpoint by a disgruntled civil servant. Before the night fell, two people were dead and Ed began a journey that proverbially lasts 15 minutes.
Kali: The Food Goddess, A Compilation of Delightful Recipes and Memories of Food
By Kali Amanda Browne
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,970. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
0.5 star(2.50 from 2 reviews)
Includes 24 indexed recipes, from Puerto Rican delicacies to adaptations of multi-cultural foods. Also includes witty essays that will leave you salivating for more!

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Smashwords book reviews by Kali Amanda Browne

  • 101 Tips and Techniques For Cooking Like a Chef on April 06, 2011
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    Excellent compendium of ideas to help novice and even seasoned cooks (who doesn't like to pick up new tricks!). I wish she'd done more. I especially liked that she included some very easy but tasty recipes to this ebook. Well worth a read.