K.T. Chambers

Biography

I’m right at about 27, and I absolutely don’t feel like it. Just a few days ago I found myself geeking out over Lisa Frank folders, (woo nostalgia!!!) and thought, Who in their right mind decided I should be considered an adult??

I’ve yet to collect quite a few of those ‘adulthood’ milestones. Never had my own place, never had a mortgage, never been married, never had kids. Actually, whether or not I’ve ever even had a boyfriend is up for interpretation.

But then again, there are a bunch of milestones I’ve collected that most ‘adults’ couldn’t match. I’ve lived in six different states, and a couple dozen different cities (military family, you know?) I’ve held jobs in retail, tech support, and baking, among other things. Maintained a 4.0 GPA for a full two years in college before I got bored (and also ran out of money). I’ve lived with idiots, weirdos, creepers and freaks, and even people who AREN’T my family. I’ve been to the Alamo, the Colorado mountains, and lived an hour and a half away from the Grand Canyon for two years without ever ONCE managing to find the time to go see it.

I’ve done a lot and learned a lot, and excelled at pretty much every job I’ve ever had, but what I love to do the most is write. Now I have one book done and quite a few more planned, and with any luck they’ll become popular enough that I can make writing them my only job.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Unfortunately, yes. I think I was about twelve or so, and it was a fanfiction for Card Captor Sakura. Oh, it was terrible...there were mermaids involved, sappy pathetic romance, and multiple uses of the word 'imply' when I meant 'impishly'. I don't remember much else about it, I've probably purged it from my memory to protect my sanity. I started writing my first original story when I was sixteen, and it wasn't much better. I had a lot of really cool ideas, and didn't realize that I couldn't just dump them all into a story all messy-like and expect it to turn out as cool as it was in my head. Thankfully, I've gotten better since then.
What is your writing process?
I'll get an idea which I'll then develop into an outline, constantly asking myself questions about it to make sure it makes sense. I never want something to happen in my stories just because I want it to, there has to be a good reason for it. After that it's just a matter of filling it in, which sounds a lot easier than it is. Once I'm finished with almost any scene or chapter, I will most likely be totally convinced it's absolutely terrible and that I'm a complete hack. Then about a week later, without having changed a single line, I'll read it back over and be like, "How am I so AMAZING? This is the best thing that's ever been written in the history of ever!" ...and then a week later, "Ugh, what was I THINKING?"
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Where to find K.T. Chambers online


Books

Energy (Book 1 in The IPS Series)
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Series: The IPS Series, Book 1. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 94,970. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Katie loved her school, the Institute for Paranormal Studies, where she could finally learn about the blossoming field of Psychic Manipulation. But she could do without the tyrannical frog-faced professor, her narrow-minded step-family, and the bullying kinetics. She’d keep the super hot transfer from Greece.
Energy: 110 - Finals
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Series: Energy. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,410. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
It's the day of the Pageant! Katie's inventions are prepared, but she seems to be balking at the thought of presenting them. Both Drew and Katie's parents are in town to see her present, and Drew and Rudy conspire to get her to the pageant. Will Walter Everette be impressed? Find out in this, the final episode of Energy!
Energy: 109 - Is the honeymoon over?
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Series: Energy. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,080. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Katie and her friends may not remember the explosion of her Psychic Lamp, but the aftermath would be pretty hard to forget. Now they have a considerable mess to clean up, and not just in the lab! Meanwhile, Mildred is preparing to stage an intervention for Katie.
Energy: 108 - All kinds of Duck…Plus an Ostrich
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Series: Energy. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,480. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Valerie's car is trashed, Drew can't find Katie, Katie can't find her phone, Adrian is dressed like a priest, Joanne has a new pet, and Isobel is straight up missing. What on earth happened last night?! And why can't they remember?
Energy: 107 - Midterms
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Series: Energy. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,270. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
IT'S ALIVE! Katie's most recent invention, the Psychic Lamp mark 3, is fully functional and freaking people out! Drew takes her out to celebrate, but their date gets crashed by the untimely arrival of his ex-girlfriend, Valerie. Katie isn't in the least bit bothered, but Valerie certainly is, and she's not the kind of girl you piss off.
Energy: 106 - Bon Guinea Pig
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Series: Energy. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,680. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Isobel would never be caught dead doing a favor for Katie; luckily, it's Drew she thinks she's helping. But her excessive flirtation is putting a strain on Katie and Drew's already tenuous relationship. When Isobel takes things a little too far, Drew isn't even sort of prepared for Katie's reaction.
Energy: 105 - Talk nerdy to me
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Series: Energy. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,060. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Katie's first invention fizzles, and Isobel, at the limit of her patience, coerces Drew into a trip to the mall. Katie is dragged along and witnesses a suspicious show of telekinetic ability from Isobel. That talent could be really helpful during her experiments, but how would she ever manage to get Isobel to help her?
Energy: 104 - I'll use my powers for good…-ish
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Series: Energy. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,870. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
To test out of Introduction to Paranormal Scientific Theory, Katie first needs the Professor's permission. Which she, predictably, does not grant. As Katie goes on a frenzied cleaning spree at the garage to cope with her anxiety, Drew steps in to save the day.
Energy: 103 - Just call me "Necessity"…MWAHAHAHA!
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Series: Energy. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,180. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
While visiting the registrar's office to see about testing out of tyrannical Dr. Frog's class, Katie overhears a conversation between the Dean of IPS, Miss. Yoshida, and its founder, Walter Everette. Are things really as bleak for the school as it sounds? And can Katie really help?
Energy: 102 - It's cool (I have soap)
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Series: Energy. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,820. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Katie’s stepmother, Mildred, is less than thrilled about Katie’s new job. Katie is less than thrilled about the surprise blind date Mildred set up for her. Isobel is irritated with Drew’s interest in Katie, and Katie’s new boss, Rudy, just doesn’t know what to make of Joanne. At least Joanne seems happy. Did her date go well?
Energy: 101 - Orientation
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Series: Energy. Price: Free! Words: 7,640. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Katie loved her school, the Institute for Paranormal Studies, where she could finally learn about the blossoming field of Psychic Manipulation. But she could do without the tyrannical frog-faced professor, her narrow-minded step-family, and the bullying kinetics. She’d keep the super hot transfer from Greece.

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adrian    college    drew    empath    empathy    energy    ips    joanne    katie    kinetic    kintetic    kt chambers    paranormal    precog    precognition    psychic    telekinesis    young adult