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 English and Communication.
Going to the charter school that I went to was an extreme blessing for me. I accomplished much 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 there that were my age, I'm not always the most outgoing individual, and I often found it hard to make friends my age. So I had a lot of free time while growing up but no one to really spend it with. So, due to those factors, I began to write.
In the Spring of 2010 my writing 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 are 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 am currently in college working my way through Freshman year. The writing of Eleutheromania is taking longer than had been anticipated, but I am definitely still working on finishing it. I regret to inform that I do not know when it will be completed.
If you guys have any questions or comments concerning my books, I enjoy hearing people's opinions on my books! So email me at email@example.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! :)
on Nov. 16, 2013 :
Another fun read. I have no complaints about the storyline, it is crafted quite well. I hesitate to mention any complaints as the author is so young and the books are free but I would suggest a little editing for spelling, homophones (brake vs break) and the use of proper tenses (pat vs patted). With the proper editing this series could easily be sold.
(review of free book)
on Sep. 10, 2012 :
where is the next one? god i love the ending with megan, it was so sad her condition with john... and i think i want selena to end up with jesse... but i like alex too:o
(review of free book)