My name is Katelin Marie Ballinger; 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. My mom taught both me and my brother for the majority of our lives. When I reached my Junior year of high school, I decided that I wanted to go to a public school. So both my brother and I were enrolled in a small charter school in our town. I graduated from the charter school in May of 2015 and was valedictorian of our class. I received a full ride scholarship, so in August, I will be attending a college in Colorado. I will be studying Elementary Education and English.
Going to the charter school was an extreme blessing to me, I accomplished a lot there and it set me up for my next few years of college. However, I feel that being home schooled is the reason that I love to write, and have done so much of it. You see, with home schooling, I had a lot of extra time on my hands. I grew up in a community with very few children my age. Even if we did have a lot of kids here that were my age, I'm not the most outgoing and I find it difficult to make friends. So I had a lot of free time, but no one to really spend it with. So, due to those factors, I began to write.
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'm now out of school for the summer and am working on my next book nearly every day! Though I have a lot of traveling planned over the break, my book should be done by the end of summer 2015, before I go to college!
If you guys have any questions or comments I really love hearing peoples' opinions on my books! So email me at firstname.lastname@example.org 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! :)
on Nov. 16, 2013 :
This is an amazing series especially notable because it was written by a teenager and all five books are free. I have been reading each book in the series without stopping.
(review of free book)
Robyn Jane Sheppard
on Aug. 07, 2012 :
I don't always review free books, but when I do...Or does that sound too much like a beer commercial?
I enjoyed this story. It had a well-developed plot and likeable (and believable) characters.
But for me, the ultimate test of a book is when it leaves me wanting more by the same author. In Katelin's case, I finished the story and said to myself, "ACK!! More! I want more!
I've just downloaded the second book in the series, and can't wait to read it.
(review of free book)