Paul Kater

Biography

Paul Kater was born in the Netherlands in 1960. He quickly developed a feel for languages but did not pursue a career in those as his native language, Dutch, did not offer many options in that time.

Since 2003 he's been writing seriously, first posting his scribblings to an amateur writers mailinglist, and then publishing shorter and longer stories on the internet. Paul currently lives in Cuijk (the Netherlands), with his two cats, his books and the many characters he's developed in the past years, who claim he is a figment of their imagination.

Paul mainly writes Fantasy and Science Fiction/Steampunk but also tries his luck in other genres.

Visit the author at http://www.paulkater.com

Interested in other English-writing Dutch authors? Have a look at http://adutchtreat.wordpress.com/!

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Books

Hilda - Phargene
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Series: Hilda the Wicked Witch, Book 14. Pre-release—available November 9, 2014. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,140. Language: English. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
When Baba Yaga pays a visit to her family in the faraway country that they moved back to, she finds that something is wrong. An arrow with a partly distorted message is enough to call her magical friends into action, complete with brooms and cats.
Hilda
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Series: De brutale heks, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 25,190. Language: Dutch. Published: July 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Hilda de brutale heks komt door een vreemde samenloop van omstandigheden in onze wereld terecht, een wereld die zij niet begrijpt maar die haar ook niet begrijpt. Het wordt een hele strijd voor de heks om de weg terug naar huis te vinden, met heel wat kolderieke situaties. Let op, door taalgebruik mogelijk niet geschikt voor jonge kinderen.
Clara's Eyes
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 97,820. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Ron Brooks is a painter from a small town in Virginia. When he's contacted by a large art corporation in Manhattan, his life makes a big turn into what promises to be a fantastic direction. Even an exhibition lies in his future. While he works on making a living and a name for himself, strange things happen in his personal life as well. what happens when you look into Clara's eyes?
Hilda - The House
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Series: Hilda the Wicked Witch, Book 13. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,380. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Will life ever slow down for Hilda and William? As soon as things seem to become normal there's a visitor knocking on their door. A visitor with a call for help, but as blood is thicker than water, our magical couple can't say no of course. Baba Yaga joins in on the fun as well, but when her past catches up with her, there are some tense and smelly moments!
Gezocht: held
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 135,590. Language: Dutch. Published: May 3, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Een bedrijfsconsultant komt terecht op een andere planeet waar hij in een strijd met bezetters verzeild raakt.
Lily Marin - The Novel
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Series: Lily Marin, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,160. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
Lily Marin is a singer. But not just a singer. She carries a dark secret with her, because her alter ego is the Masked Woman, a person feared by thieves and burglars. Lily sees herself as a freak because of her strange powers, despite the fact she can put them to good use - until a band of villains comes to town with a dangerous and deadly contraption.
A Girl Named Sandy
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 126,730. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
When Paul Eric Carmichael, an older British astrophysicist, meets Sandy, a young girl from the United States, his life goes overboard in more than one way. As he tries to make sense of it all, he learns things about aliens and their mysterious devices. In his work he faces challenges as well, because what are those strange flying objects that seem to be heading towards our solar system?
Breaktime Bites
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,830. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2014. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
A collection of short stories in many genres, ready to be read when you don't have much time to read.
Hilda Extreme
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Series: Hilda the Wicked Witch, Book 12. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,780. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
As usual Hilda and William run into adventures, and this time into severe problems as well. They will find out what it takes to go against a witch we know, in a very extreme way! What would you do with 150 horses?
The Story of the Mimosa
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 104,010. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
This is the story of the Mimosa, a black sailing ship (with red sails) that travels through space, and boldly appears where no space-faring, black sailing ship has appeared before, regardless of the colour of its sails.
A Midsummer Night Adventure
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,490. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Two old people in a home, waiting for the end of their lives. As time fleets by, they go on one last adventure, while the summer heat is bearing down on them. Adventures come in all kinds and shapes...
Hilda - Rock 'n' Troll
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Series: Hilda the Wicked Witch, Book 11. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,370. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Hilda and William leave for another vacation, some time away. Knowing the witch and her wizardly partner, this will end up in work of course. Tremors, flower witches, dwarves and trolls are only some of the elements that will turn this trip into yet an unforgettable one for the magical couple who will also have a few fun surprises along the way!
Green Haven
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 104,120. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
The appearance of The Black Flyer, a television super hero, shakes up the city of Green Haven. A group of role playing gamers wonders why the police and the army are apparently helpless against this super hero who doesn't act like the TV original and decide to take him on themselves.
Hilda - Magic on the Rocks
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Series: Hilda the Wicked Witch, Book 10. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 74,800. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(4.67)
Book 10 of the series around Hilda the Wicked Witch. Hilda and William receive a visitor with a peculiar message.
Charisma the young witch
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,400. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
(4.00)
A young witch and her two best friends arrive at a strange place while playing a game. It's up to Charisma to find a way to get them home.
Lily Marin - three short steampunk stories. Book 2.
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Series: Lily Marin, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 24,110. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
(4.33)
Three more short stories about Lily Marin who, as the Masked Woman, runs into new problems - also one of the kind she is definitely not ready for.
Hilda - Aiaia
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Series: Hilda the Wicked Witch, Book 9. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 74,100. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(4.50)
Hilda and William receive a cry for help from one of Hilda's former schoolmates. Of course, Hilda is going to do all she can to help, even if they have to travel to Aiaia.
The Devil's Diary
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,930. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(4.00)
Follow the life of the Devil for 30 days, and learn that it is not all brimstone and roses. Prepare to meet archangels and see what can go wrong! Note: this book is not for the very religious or faint of heart.
Hilda - Dragon Master
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Series: Hilda the Wicked Witch, Book 8. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,400. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(5.00)
In book 8 of the series around Hilda the Wicked Witch, Hilda and William are called in to help solve a theft. This, of course, takes our magical couple into quite an adventure again.
Hilda - Back to school
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Series: Hilda the Wicked Witch, Book 7. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 72,840. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(4.50)
Hilda the witch and William make plans for a trip. Due to circumstances, it does not become the trip they had planned...
Bactine
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 135,130. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
(4.00)
A steampunk sci-fi story about the adventures of a soldier in intergalactic service, after being shipped off to a very remarkable planet. Sailing will never be the same again...
Hilda - Lycadea
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Series: Hilda the Wicked Witch, Book 6. Price: Free! Words: 77,410. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(4.50)
Hilda's 6th book, in which she goes on quite a remarkable sailing trip and ends up in place no one knew exists.
Hilda and Zelda
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Series: Hilda the Wicked Witch, Book 4. Price: Free! Words: 64,860. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(4.00)
In this fourth book of the Wicked Witch, Hilda and William have to take on a witch called Zelda. A magical battle is unavoidable...
Lily Marin - three short steampunk stories
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Series: Lily Marin, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 13,630. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
(4.67)
Three short stories about Lily Marin, a singer in the steampunk era, who has a mysterious other life.
Aeroparts Factory
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Price: Free! Words: 6,240. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2010. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
(3.83)
A short steampunk novel about the happenings around a factory where parts for airships are made...
Hilda - The Challenge
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Series: Hilda the Wicked Witch, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 142,850. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2010. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(5.00)
Hilda the Witch worries about a challenge, set forth to her by a powerful sorcerer. Help comes from a very unexpected side...
Hilda the Wicked Witch
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Series: Hilda the Wicked Witch, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 24,560. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2010. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
(4.00)
A fairy-land witch is transported to our world as a mishap makes a spell blow up in her face and mirror. The journey home is one filled with struggle, problems and many misunderstandings.

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Smashwords book reviews by Paul Kater

  • The Devolution Chronicles: Passage to Niburu on Dec. 10, 2011

    Passage to Niburu is the first book of a set of two. The story starts on Earth, with a number of very strange and apparently unrelated abductions. All the abductees are brought together and blasted into space, on the way to a moon station. When they are threatened by a missile, things become precarious for the crew of the moon-shuttle and interesting for the reader. A lieutenant who is not who he claims to be is a bonus to the perils of the people on board. If you like fast-paced action, diverse characters and interesting creatures that not only come from outer space, true science, witty quips and also ethical questions, then Passage to Niburu is the book for you. It is followed by the book Rise of the Chimera (of which a review will follow as soon as I have read it).
  • Death of a Kingdom on Nov. 16, 2012

    Death of a Kingdom is the second book in the Norothian Cycle (preceded by The Sable City). Again we meet Matilda Lanai, Zeb, Phinn and many others as they proceed on their journey through the Lands under the Code and those who want to be. As new friends appear and new emotions develop and deepen, also new dangers and problems arise. The problems in Chengdea and Daul increase and boil down to war, a kingdom dies and is left without a ruler. Phinn plays with a forbidden toy and an acquaintance from the Sable City reappears for a moment, and the remarkably strange and dangerous, yet intriguing lady Nesha-tari has a revelation from a side she had not expected. Death of a Kingdom is a wonderful sequel to the first book. The characters come more to life, and the lands they travel through are depicted in a very image-rich way. The way Mr. McNally has used cultural elements from our world and added them into this series of books, using a nice twist to them, is very appealing and makes the story all the more wonderful.
  • Naturist, Red in Tooth and Claw on Oct. 13, 2013

    The good things: The book tells about horrible murders taking place in the Scottish Highlands. A group of friends get together and discover a shocking truth. The story also has a serious approach to naturism (nudism if you like), and how a man learns to appreciate the lifestyle. The not so good things: The book's story and pace is very good, but it looks as if Mr. Pitsligo wrote it and then immediately published it. Some proofreading and editing would do this book a lot of good. (This is my main reason for the three stars.)