Interview with Kate Whitaker

How do you approach cover design?
I actually enjoy making them myself! For the Uncommon Animals series, I based the covers off of Andy Warhol images. The Andy Warhol museum is in Pittsburgh, so I had a great tie-in with the setting. They're also incredibly striking which is a definite bonus.
What do you read for pleasure?
Mostly fantasy. If it has a dragon and sword, I'm gonna read it.
Describe your desk
White tile and expansive... yeah... I write at my kitchen table.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
The digital age made self-publishing a legitimate option for people. I don't mind the hard work, and I think waiting for someone else to tell you that you wrote a good story is silly.
Published 2013-11-28.
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Books by This Author

Hedge Doctor: Omnibus Edition
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 39,770. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
When a chance encounter with a poltergeist in the school basement leads him to a unsuspecting witch, Nicole Brannigan, Jeff will have to find a way to balance school, healing, and helping Nicole navigate the magical world before the poltergeist destroys them both.
Last Call: Omnibus Edition
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 77,690. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
For the last three years, Mina and Matty Grekov have defended Pittsburgh from all supernatural threats. They and their Speakers, Sam and Rick, carved out a life free from the evils of the seven werewolf tribes. But when the Tribes come asking for a favor, Mina and Matty might have to sacrifice their new normal to help free all the other werewolves.
Monsters of Pittsburgh: Omnibus Edition
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 71,580. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Horror » Occult
Mina and Matty Grekov have lived in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for nearly a year now. With their Speakers, Rick and Sam, they've built a comfortable life, working normal jobs by day and hunting monsters at night. But upheaval comes for everybody. As Mina and Rick explore their feelings for each other, Matty and Dean walk down the rocky road of Matty's mental condition. Things go from awkward to dead
Uncommon Animals: Omnibus Edition
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 70,790. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Horror » Occult
Five years ago, werewolves Mina and Matty Grekov ran away from the Seven Tribes to escape a life of slavery. Escape is not as easy as changing their names. They must learn to live in a world where they not only have to pay bills, but hide their magical nature.