Katelin Ballinger


My name is Katelin Marie Ballinger and I was born in San Diego, California in 1997. At the age of eight, my family and I moved to New Mexico. Pretty much my whole life I'd been home schooled, the only years I was really in a normal, public school was the third grade and through half of the fourth grade. In the beginning of my Junior year in high school I entered a charter school in my town and am still going there. I've always been different than other people and I've always had a very difficult time making friends.
Being home schooled was an amazing thing for me personally. Ever since a young age I've enjoyed writing and the fact that I had so much free time while I was home schooled really helped me to create my books.
In the Spring of 2010 my writing really took a large leap; I had a dream and I decided to take the idea from the dream and mix it with my passion for writing. In the late summer of 2010, I had finished my first book in the book saga "Ever-Presence." I decided to share my ideas with the world and that's how I got here! The publications of the Ever-Presence Series on Smashwords is as follows:
Book 1: The In-between Stage- 07/03/2012
Book 2: The Fool's Poem- 08/04/2012
Book 3: Delirium- 09/24/2012
Book 4: Blood Lust- 10/23/2012
Book 5: Insomnia- 06/15/2013
Book 6: Indomitable Thirst- 09/27/2014
In Fall of 2014, I began to write the seventh book in the series, "Eleutheromania."
I have now officially entered my Senior year of high school and I know that this year will be very enervating and time consuming, even more so than last year was. Despite my busy schedule I am still finding time to write my books and keep up with my book series!
If you guys have any questions or comments I really love hearing people's opinions on my books! So email me at kate15513@yahoo.com and I'll email you back! Also, thank you to all of the people who 'like' my books and leave comments on them! It means the world to me! Thank you so much! :)

Smashwords Interview

What is your writing process?
My writing process includes several steps:
1. I have to think of the general idea for the book. I'm not going to lie, a lot of the content in my books comes to me as I'm writing the book. However, I have to first come up with what I want the book to be about. I have to decide what I want the characters to do in the book.
2. I have to write the book. I think this is the process that takes the longest. I have to take all of the ideas I have and put them down on paper. Some authors type out their books rather than write it down on paper first but I like to write it down on paper before typing it up.
3. I type up my book, using the written book as a guideline. When typing up the book, I keep the written book with me and I use it as a guideline. Typically, a lot changes when I type up the book; a lot gets added to the story.
4. I read through the book and look for errors. I have to look for grammar errors and spelling mistakes. I don't have an editor so, unfortunately, there are still errors after I proofread it.
5. I get a friend or family member to read the book and critique it. I like to have a friend or family member read my book and tell me if everything makes sense to them and ties up.
6. I publish my book on Smashwords! This is the part of the process that is the most rewarding. People can now download my book and read it and I get a lot of emails and comments on it.
So that's how my book writing process works.
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans are a huge inspiration to me! They are the people that are willing to take their time to read my work and that is such a special thing. I started writing my books merely because I loved to write. Now though, I find that my fans are one of the main inspirations that fuel my writing. My fans are a blessing and are very appreciated!
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Indomitable Thirst (Ever-Presence)
Series: Ever-Presence, Book 6. Price: Free! Words: 132,680. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
When Vanessa Howell goes to Dartmouth College, she knew that things were going to be different. Little did she know that she was going to get caught in the middle of something dangerous. When Vanessa's roommate, Sarah, goes missing, she discovers that her life is on the line as well. To find the kidnappers, Vanessa must seek help from Victor Malorne, who holds more secrets than the case itself.
Insomnia (Ever-Presence)
Series: Ever-Presence, Book 5. Price: Free! Words: 160,160. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
We can never be positive of the events that will occur in the future, however, all the things that occur in the past,the lies, the heartbreak, they all happen for a reason. I asked myself why my parents had died and I also asked why I was chosen to bring peace to the vampires and shifters. I know that I can't change the events of the past but I also know that those past things will form my future.
Blood Lust (Ever-Presence)
Series: Ever-Presence, Book 4. Price: Free! Words: 59,320. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
Everything is fine in an ecosystem until you take away one small thing. Well, vampires took away one of the most important things in my ecosystem, my mate. He was kidnapped and I fear the worst. I need to get him back, but to do that would imminently put me into extinction. The odds aren't good but you have to come to a point where you decide what's more important, your existence or your "life."
Delirium (Ever-Presence)
Series: Ever-Presence, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 78,240. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
What a concealed world we live in. Things like vampires and werewolves shouldn't exist, but they do. Innocent people shouldn't have to die or be hurt because of them, but they do. My friends and I, we're innocent, yet we're being hunted. The vampire hunting us, wouldn't hesitate to kill us. The answer seems simple, just kill him, but taking a life to protect your own is much easier said than done.
The Fool's Poem (Ever-Presence)
Series: Ever-Presence, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 48,430. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
How far will I go to get the truth? Well, I've put faith in a vampire, so pretty far. Our kinds, the shape shifters and vampires kill each other, however, the differences between us don't matter. Years ago, my parents disappeared, they were presumed dead until now. This vampire says that my parents are still alive, maybe trusting a vampire isn't the farthest I'll go to get the truth, just maybe...
The In-between Stage (Ever-Presence)
Series: Ever-Presence, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 53,700. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
When orphan Selena Resse is adopted by a strange couple who live in the middle of nowhere, she begins to question why they would live so far from civilization. She soon discovers that her adopted parents are not who they appear to be and a turn of events put her and the people around her in danger...

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