M. K. Theodoratus


M. K. Theodoratus has been intrigued by fantasy since she discovered the Oz books. She has traveled through many fantasy worlds since then. When she's not reading about other writer's worlds, she's creating her own -- mostly that of the Far Isle Half-Elven where she explores the social and political implications of population genetics on a hybrid people. She also writes about gargoyles, demons, and ghosts in her alternative world of Andor.

A sixth grade English assignment introduced her to story writing. The teacher asked for a short story. She got an incomplete, 25-page Nancy Drew pastiche which turned into a novel the next summer. Theodoratus has been addicted to writing stories ever after. While she has several novels waiting for editing in her computer, she likes writing long short stories more. You can see the results at her author page.

You can learn more about the world of the Far Isles Half-Elven at http://www.half-elven.com

My author website is http://www.mktheodoratus.com There you can learn about my other writing, including There Be Demons which is scheduled for publication by Grumpy Dragon Press. It's in the middle of edits as I write this.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I don't know if read is the right word. When I was three, I used to look at the National Geographic Magazine for hours. Adults shut my questions up by sticking the Geographic under my nose. Of course, when I came up for air, I had more questions.

Guess it's one reason I like exotic settings so much.
How do you approach cover design?
I hire it out. But I do insist on a legible font so dyslexics like me can read my covers.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find M. K. Theodoratus online


Showdown at Crossings
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,480. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Ebe loved the peaceful live of his isolated mountain community until abrasive newcomers started raising vicious guard dogs. The newcomers terrorize the locals, and Ebe finds himself in their sights along with an old family friend because they oppose their abusive ways. When the 'dog-farmers' murder a local healer/magic-worker, Ebe must defeat the frogtrolls if he's to regain his self-respect.
The Ignoble Nobel Prize Winner
Price: Free! Words: 4,330. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Demons are coming to take Dr. Allsdipp, a Nobel Prize Winner, away. He doesn't want to go, and his fight to keep his soul has made him the oldest person alive. Grant Highgrim, a down and out reporter, has a chance to become a real reporter again--if he can interview the oldest man alive, but first, he must save the geezer from a legion of beetle-demons coming to claim his soul.
The Ghost in the Closet
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,870. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Some say seeing ghosts is a gift, but after losing her job, Dumdie Swartz says, "Hogwash". After trying to avoid them all her life, she'd become homeless after she lost her job because of them.
Noticing Jamilla: A Tale of Andor
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,310. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Cassy Mae thought she escaped danger of the Santos Francisco slums when she moved to her GrammyJo’s after her mother’s death, but an evil stalker haunts Cassy in the small mountain town in spite of GrammyJo’s protective magic.
Night for the Gargoyles
Price: Free! Words: 3,070. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Who to fight? The Demons overrunning the city or Orvil, the rival lusting for his position. The four gargoyles guarding Trebridge are outnumbered. Gillen, their leader, is caught between fighting Demons and the schemes of Orvil to replace him. He tries patience with Orvil and asks the angels for reinforcements. Will help come in time? If you liked this story, please review it. Thank you.
The Foiling of Gorsfeld: A Tale of the Half-Elven
Price: Free! Words: 2,740. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
This suitor is unwanted. When Gorsfeld, scion of the richest family in the Marches, comes a courting the young Mariah, he refuses to take "no" for an answer. Mariah needs to discover a way to discourage her unwanted suitor without breaking the code of hospitality or making her foster father angry. --- A Far Isles Half-Elven short story. If you liked this short story, please review. Thanks
Cavern Between Worlds
Price: Free! Words: 5,690. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Where have all the seals and birds gone? Captain Hattenel, a Half-Elven, ranger, joins Voron, a disreputable sea captain, to solve the mystery. They are captured by dog-headed magic workers after falling into a trap. They must escape before the heavy gravity of the alternate world or the dog-heads kill them. --- A Far Isle Half-Elven short story. If you liked this story, please review. Thanks
Taking Vengeance
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,230. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Furious Half-Elven parents seek vengeance when sea raider attack leaves their daughter at death's door, only to discover a strange magic that threatens all they hold dear. A tale of the Far Isles Half-Elven.

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Smashwords book reviews by M. K. Theodoratus

  • The Vicar's Revenge on June 22, 2011

    A little short on logic and motivation but loooong on smiles. Fun and worth the read.
  • The Brave Tale of Maddie Carver on June 25, 2011

    Vulnerable character with a talent to see the dead is sought by the walking dead on Halloween. Story's a little descriptive at the beginning, but settles down into a good mood piece.
  • Delightfully Twisted Tales: Wisps, Spells and Faerie Tales (Volume Four) on July 01, 2011

    Nice, well-written twists on popular themes.
  • Soul Smuggler on Nov. 17, 2013

    Breaking the Rules Creates Fun for Readers By Kay Theodoratus A short collection of stories highlighting Mercer’s special ability to sneak people into heaven against the rules. Of course, heaven’s minions try to stop him. Let the fun begin. A delightful read, though I wish there was more character development. Blame the constraints of 1000 words rather than the author. Makes an entertaining night cap. Might even make you think.
  • Suicide Plunge on May 25, 2014

    Suicide Plunge is an intriguing coming of age tale, sure to entertain. Growing up is always hard to do, but it's especially difficult for Billy Frank whose father brought shame to his family when he appeared to throw a previous year's Suicide Plunge. The Plunge is a race down a steep incline and across a river important to the Confederated Tribes of Eastern Washington state, and one of the highlights of the year. Billy dreams of regaining respect for his family by winning the Suicide Plunge. Arnold creates a suspenseful tale that has enough plot twists to keep the reader guessing. Overall the characters and settings are well drawn, but the manuscript could have done with tighter editing. An entertaining coming of age tale that'll keep you guessing.