Katrina Joyner

Biography

Katrina Joyner (1971-she lives!) was born in Fernandina Beach, Florida to a Brotherton Indian family thanks to various biological mechanizations we won't talk about here. She was first published at the tender age of 18 (or so) with her poem Unicorn placing in the Trouveare's Laureate. Heavily influenced by such greats as Marion Zimmer Bradley, Anne MacCaffery and Elizabeth Boyer she always thought her work would be serious and dire. When she began work on her webcomic, Akashik, she soon learned her other influences - Mel Brooks, Piers Anthony and Terry Pratchett - had the upper hand in the echelon of her mind.

Smashwords Interview

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Well, kinda. Here, it's fun! So contact me and ask me a question. If it's a valid one, I'll answer here. Let the fun commence! Hint: It helps if you're a fan.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes. I was five, and it was in picture format on grocery bag paper. I called it Viketa, and it was about a half Viking half Native American child whose father, Eric the Red, collected when she came of age to go a-viking. She had to surmount the obstacles of blending with the crew and earning the respect of her father. She eventually burned the ship and killed him.

Every character in the story was either a fox or a deer, depending on their ethnic and regional background. Viketa was a halfbreed of course. I mean, there I was age 5 and I even incorporate Viketa's mother being raped by Eric to spawn Viketa. Don't ask me how I knew these things at age 5.. the most I ever saw about Vikings were documentaries on television.

I will rewrite this story someday. The characters will probably stay animals.
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Where to find Katrina Joyner online


Where to buy in print


Books

The Page of Cups
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 18,510. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2012 by Writers of the Apocalypse. Category: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Beverages - Wine & Spirits
Want to make mead (honey wine), don't know how, find all other texts dry and boring? Spice a little humor into your cup and brew a tasty batch the sarcastic way. Illustrated, illuminated with humor, and informative.
Battle of Angels
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 670. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2012 by Writers of the Apocalypse. Category: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Fantasy
Malek was a warrior who lost the war, her lover and her soul all in the same battle. This covers her brief journey from battle, to jail, and finally to disclosure.
Whimsical Words and Dramatic Affairs
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Price: Free! Words: 9,170. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2012 by Writers of the Apocalypse. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Female authors
Whimsical Words and Dramatic Affairs; A Book of Badly Written Poetry is a small collection of rhymes and creatively-penned thoughts by author (and comic artist) Katrina Joyner. These poems span from the horribly cheesy writings of a 16 year old teenager to the deeply-wounded wails of an abandoned single mother.
Why the Firefly Blinks
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Price: Free! Words: 2,050. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2012 by Writers of the Apocalypse. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
Coyote's Daughter is strikingly beautiful, so beautiful braves come from miles around to woo her. But she wants nothing to do with any of them. One day she decides to give the braves a task: the one who can find her missing beads in the forest is the one that will win her for his bride. If they're patient enough to keep looking ...
Cycles of Change
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Price: Free! Words: 2,100. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2012 by Writers of the Apocalypse. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Amateur naturalist
An old 2001 student essay about evidence of Global Warming.
The Future of Powwow Dancing in Native America
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Price: Free! Words: 2,550. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2011 by Writers of the Apocalypse. Category: Essay » Sociology
A short but comprehensive look at where powwow dancing comes from and where it seems to be going.
Tiptoe Through Time and Space
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Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 37,140. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2011 by Writers of the Apocalypse. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A collection of science fiction and fantasy stories by Katrina Joyner. Step into the world of wit, humor, and occasional drama.
-ologist at Large
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Price: Free! Words: 690. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2011 by Writers of the Apocalypse. Category: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Comics
(5.00)
Sometimes things that happen in real life are just too funny NOT to put into a comic book collection. This is a collection of possibly but maybe not based on truth little comics from my brief days as an archaeology student.
The Scent of Wild Heather
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Price: Free! Words: 11,250. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2010 by Writers of the Apocalypse. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
A park ranger of super soldier descent befriends a mysterious young woman on the run.
Moon Balloon
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 790. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2010 by Writers of the Apocalypse. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Fine art
Very simply, it's a collection of artwork by none other than Katrina Joyner. Years in the making!
10 Confessions & A Kiss Chapter 1
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Series: 10 Confessions & A Kiss, Book 1. Price: $1.25 USD. Words: 610. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2010 by Writers of the Apocalypse. Category: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Comics
Zoe is a spunky girl. Alexi is her best friend and is always on the watch to keep her from going into "girl mode". Together, they visit a gypsy fortune teller where Zoe gets into a world of trouble. She is cursed by the bracelet of the Princess Zomigod and now has only a year to find her true love - or she dies! This is the first chapter that starts it all.
A Chance Encounter of Two
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Price: Free! Words: 5,200. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2009 by Writers of the Apocalypse. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
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When a dragon's romance is interrupted by a would-be knight, a hilarious adventure ensues.
The Life of Death
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 280. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2009 by Writers of the Apocalypse. Category: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Comics
A rarely done quick sketch commentary by Katrina "Death" Joyner of the Writers of the Apocalypse regarding random events in her life. They're sloppily drawn, they're funny, and they're (exaggerated) true stories. Maybe you can relate. NOTICE: This book is best read on larger ereaders with larger screens such as the Nook Color or Kindle Fire.
Black Wolf Silver Fox
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 151,910. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2009 by Writers of the Apocalypse. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Five elves: all of them with a terrible past they'd like to leave behind. At their heart stands Aramina, the Priestess, whose beauty ensnared them all; and their master, who holds their souls and hearts. Against them stands Finnbhear, Aramina's old lover, against orders to kill a prince. Before them, especially Aramina, stands a decision that could change everything.
There's Nothing Romantic About Washing the Dishes
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,960. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2009 by Writers of the Apocalypse. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Four short stories, most of which are based on true events. All of which show a rare side from science fiction and fantasy writer, Katrina Joyner. Silver Over It Ghost in the Water The Glass of Cappuccino
The Heavenly Bride Chapter 1
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Series: The Heavenly Bride Chapter Books, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 690. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2009 by Writers of the Apocalypse. Category: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Manga
Heavenly Bride is a manga-INSPIRED American romance. The first chapter - Lhung is a dragon trapped in a mortal body. He meets a girl who also has a secret. Drawn together they forge a friendship that must stand against their worlds. Adult rating notice: occasional episodes contain adult material. Best read on larger devices (Nook Color or larger).