Katherine Tomlinson

Biography

Katherine Tomlinson is a former journalist whose work has appeared in magazines and newspapers throughout North America. Her essays have been featured in the St. Martin’s Press Anthology What Was I Thinking? and in the book Pearls of Wisdom from Grandma (Regan Books). Her fiction has been published at ThugLit; A Twist of Noir; Dark Fire; and in Astonishing Adventures Magazine. She is the publisher of Dark Valentine Magazine. She lives in Los Angeles.

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Books

The Poisoned Teat
By Katherine Tomlinson
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 26,150. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2012. Category: Fiction
(4.00 from 1 review)
A collection of short stories about families that don't function, nature that doesn't nurture, people in extremis and classes on a collision course. These 29 tales run the gamut from horror to noir with a few cat tales in between. From the writer of L.A. Nocturne, Toxic Reality, and Just Another Day in Paradise.
Fairy Story
By Katherine Tomlinson
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,420. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2011. Category: Fiction
(4.00 from 1 review)
An urban fantasy/mystery story set in a Los Angeles that's inhabited by paranormal as well as normal citizens.
Just Another Day in Paradise
By Katherine Tomlinson
Price: Free! Words: 55,720. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2010. Category: Fiction
0.5 star(4.60 from 5 reviews)
Life in the big city is not for the faint of heart. Shadows lurk in sunlight; blood spills on floors; hope and dread are just two sides of a neon sign; and loneliness is a paper cut on the heart, an invisible wound that eventually kills. In these stories, Katherine Tomlinson explores the dark heart of urban living. It is what it is...Just Another Day in Paradise.

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Smashwords book reviews by Katherine Tomlinson

  • The Variant Effect: PAINKILLER on Nov. 01, 2010
    (no rating)
    Taylor pulls no punches in this novella. His hard-boiled prose is as tough as his characters...This is a grown-up story for readers who like their fiction dark as midnight on a moonless night. And if you think DEXTER is chilling, wait until you meet PINOCCHIO.
  • Haiku For Lovers: An Anthology of Love and Lust on Feb. 16, 2013
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    This collection of poems is a beautiful assemblage of words and images that in another era would have made a gorgeous coffee table book. Every poem is paired with a photo, a painting or an illustration. All of the artwork is nicely done and most beautifully complement their poems. One exception for me was the color photograph "The Modern Femme Fatale" b Nicki Varkevissar that accompanied Sue Mayfield Geiger's three-act haiku "Film Noir." The model was lovely and the photograph was nicely done but for me, "Film Noir" forever means black and white, not technicolor. I was also disappointed by the photo of the young woman kicking up her flip-flops in the bed of a truck that accompanied Janet McCann's lovely "Because We Are Old." I wanted this romantic poem about love in the autumn of life to feature a mature couple and not a woman in the lush summer of her life. But those are minor quibbles; as a whole, this is a wonderful collection of bite-sized reveries about love and lust and sex and romance and sometimes everything at once. There's sci fi writer Don Webb's frankly phallic rocketship erection; and Richard Scarsbrook's "Intoxication," an elongated erotic reverie. There are phrases that stick in your heart, like h.l. nelson's "Painstaking lacing of emotional corsets." The various stages of love are chronicled here from Fiona Johnson's "New Love" to Dave Wright's emotional "The First Five Months." There's romance here (Kenneth Pobo's sensual "Pink Calla Lily'") but also doses of practical reality as in Bridget Brewer's "Life Has Taught Me This" and Vuong Pham's "SEX Billboard" in which he talks about what REALLY gets his juices flowing. Then there's Katya anchentseva's "Slept Bad After Sex," which weighs and balances the good and the bad of the night and the morning after. Editor Laura Roberts' "outro" (as opposed to an "intro") presents a couple of bonus naughtyhaiku that are offered almost apologetically even though they're both smart and provocative. On sale for less than three dollars at ebook-sellers everywhere, Haiku for Lovers is a perfect non-caloric treat for yourself or a belated VD present for your sweetie. Because everyone needs a little poetry in their lives.
  • Haiku For Lovers: An Anthology of Love and Lust on Feb. 16, 2013
    (no rating)
    This Valentine's Day Buttontapper Press published a collection of poems called Haiku for Lovers: An Anthology of Love and Lust that is a beautiful assemblage of words and images that in another era would have made a gorgeous coffee table book. Every poem is paired with a photo, a painting or an illustration. All of the artwork is nicely done and most beautifully complement their poems. One exception for me was the color photograph "The Modern Femme Fatale" b Nicki Varkevissar that accompanied Sue Mayfield Geiger's three-act haiku "Film Noir." The model was lovely and the photograph was nicely done but for me, "Film Noir" forever means black and white, not technicolor. I was also disappointed by the photo of the young woman kicking up her flip-flops in the bed of a truck that accompanied Janet McCann's lovely "Because We Are Old." I wanted this romantic poem about love in the autumn of life to feature a mature couple and not a woman in the lush summer of her life. But those are minor quibbles; as a whole, this is a wonderful collection of bite-sized reveries about love and lust and sex and romance and sometimes everything at once. There's sci fi writer Don Webb's frankly phallic rocketship erection; and Richard Scarsbrook's "Intoxication," an elongated erotic reverie. There are phrases that stick in your heart, like h.l. nelson's "Painstaking lacing of emotional corsets." The various stages of love are chronicled here from Fiona Johnson's "New Love" to Dave Wright's emotional "The First Five Months." There's romance here (Kenneth Pobo's sensual "Pink Calla Lily'") but also doses of practical reality as in Bridget Brewer's "Life Has Taught Me This" and Vuong Pham's "SEX Billboard" in which he talks about what REALLY gets his juices flowing. Then there's Katya anchentseva's "Slept Bad After Sex," which weighs and balances the good and the bad of the night and the morning after. Editor Laura Roberts' "outro" (as opposed to an "intro") presents a couple of bonus naughtyhaiku that are offered almost apologetically even though they're both smart and provocative. On sale for less than three dollars at ebook-sellers everywhere, Haiku for Lovers is a perfect non-caloric treat for yourself or a belated VD present for your sweetie. Because everyone needs a little poetry in their lives.