Interview with K. Weikel

When did you first start writing?
I've been writing and telling stories my whole life. I completed my first book when I was eight ("The Haunted Mansion").
What's the story behind your latest book?
I just finished writing The One, which is the fifth book in The One-Hundred Series as well as the thirtieth book I've written total. I wanted to continue showing the readers of the series the depth of this world and how the mermaids live beneath the waters and how fame doesn't make you friends with everyone. I also wanted to show that the villains of the stories are often the heroes of their own, and I think that's a strong motif throughout the entire series.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I honestly don't want anyone telling me what to and what not to write and how to do it or how to get to the destination I want. It's my story and my journey and I want to tell it how I'm going to tell it. Plus, I want to create my own covers and interior design as well as learn the inner workings of publishing so I can run my own publishing company one day. Possibly.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords is my go-to when it comes to ebooks. Offering free stories as someone no one knows in the writing world really has helped. Although I'm not making even double digits (sometimes not even single), it's worth it and I'm loving doing it.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Losing myself in a character. It's strange to put it that way because, in a way, I am and become the character, but that's the best part. Writers don't realize these stories they write parallel with our own, and that's my second favorite thing, I think. It helps me figure out what's going on in my head.
Published 2018-02-22.
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Books by This Author

Stop
Series: Stop; Go, Book 1. Pre-release—available April 20, 2019. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 59,390. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Wanted for a crime they don't recall committing, the two girls fight for their lives through space and time, trying to figure out who this "Jayha" person is, and why he wants them dead.
The Trapped Trilogy's Dome Regulations and Guidelines
Series: Trapped Trilogy, 6. Price: Free! Words: 1,910. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
The Trapped Trilogy's Dome Regulations and Guidelines separated from the full text.
The Deal (The One-Hundred #5.5)
Series: The One-Hundred, 5.5. Pre-release—available April 18, 2019. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,320. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Sometimes betting your life is worth it. And for her, it will always be worth it.
The One (The One-Hundred Book #5): Part 2 - Fighting
Series: Book 5 of The One-Hundred Series, Parts 1 and 2, Part 2. Pre-release—available August 28, 2018. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 41,440. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Death is coming. Cressa-la has seen glimpses of the darkness inside her, but now that her body is finally giving up on herself, she has to keep fighting to stay at the top of her game, especially for the steep mountains she's about to encounter.
Restoration
Price: Free! Words: 3,630. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
…you can always go back to how you were, even if you feel like it isn't possible…
The One (The One-Hundred Book #5): Part 1 - Weak
Series: Book 5 of The One-Hundred Series, Parts 1 and 2, Part 1. Pre-release—available June 15, 2018. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 55,290. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
All Ones are evil. Cressa-la seems to be an exception... until the incident. The return of the darkness that hunted her four years ago has only made it worse. There's a new enemy on the horizon, and she's worse than anything Damian could have been.
Founded (A Trapped Trilogy Prequel)
Series: Trapped Trilogy, 4. Pre-release—available December 31, 2018. Price: $0.99 USD. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Stay inside the Dome. Don't touch the wall. Don't question authority. The Government knows best.
Replaced (A Trapped Trilogy Prequel)
Series: Trapped Trilogy, 5. Pre-release—available January 6, 2019. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,050. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
She was only fifteen when she touched the wall. As her punishment, she was replaced. Rebecca's story from the Trapped Trilogy
The One (The One-Hundred #5)
Series: The One-Hundred, 5. Pre-release—available February 14, 2019. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 90,690. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Great power comes with great temptation... All Ones are evil.
The Unnamed Duology
Series: The Unnamed Duology. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 80,080. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Adventure » Action
I am Unnamed. My title is dead. It's either be number one or die.
Sameness
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 51,490. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
SAMENESS, WHAT WE STRIVED FOR SO LONG TO ACHIEVE. BUT WHAT IF YOU'RE DESTINED TO BE DIFFERENT? > What happens when, in a wold of people knocked down and stood up to be exactly alike, a person wants to be different? What if they're destined to be unique in a world of strict equality?
Dametria (The One-Hundred Short Story)
Series: The One-Hundred. Price: Free! Words: 3,210. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Dametria had to choose between Tamir and Damian. So she did.
The Maskless Trilogy
Series: The Maskless Trilogy, Book 4. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 114,980. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Never take off the mask that hides your deepest truths. But what if you did, what would you find beneath the ruins? Includes Books 1, 2, and 3 of the Maskless Trilogy
The Haunted Mansion Series: Books 1, 2, & 3
Series: The Haunted Mansion, 4. Price: Free! Words: 8,410. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
It's Halloween night, the night Megan can finally see what's going on inside of that old mansion at the end of her street. But things don't turn out the way she thought they would. She returns the next morning, only to meet her fate, and - a change of weather? No. A change of her.
The Blood Room - Alternate Ending #1
Series: The Blood Room, AE 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 40,980. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Christian » Fantasy
Comfortable. Privileged. Happy. Three things I no longer understand; three things I can no longer fathom. Chaos and mayhem overwhelm this room as we are used as guinea pigs for a mass experiment. An experiment that involves mass murder.
The Blood Room - Alternate Ending #3
Series: The Blood Room, AE 3. Pre-release—available June 29, 2018. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 50,700. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Christian » Suspense
"We are our own Reapers." Comfortable. Privileged. Happy. Three things I no longer understand; three things I can no longer fathom. Chaos and mayhem overwhelm this room as we are used as guinea pigs for a mass experiment.
The Blood Room - Alternate Ending #2
Series: The Blood Room, AE 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 48,570. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Suspense, Fiction » Horror » Undead
"Welcome to the Blood Room, where nobody has ever been found. And a warning, my dear: don't struggle; it'll only make time drag."
The Elite (The Unnamed Duology #2)
Series: The Unnamed Duology, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 29,180. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
"So, Elites, it's your move, or the next will be checkmate." He is now number one, but how much longer can he cheat death?
The One-Hundred Series - Books 1, 2, & 3
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 152,370. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Every baby is killed beneath the waves--with one exception. The one-hundred thousandth lives. Revisit the world of Cressa-la and Tamir in this three-book bundle! It includes The One-Hundred, Untouched Water, and Tamir.
The Blood Room
Series: The Blood Room, AE 1, 2, and 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,310. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Christian » Suspense
"Welcome to the Blood Room, where nobody has ever been found. And a warning, my dear: don't struggle; it'll only make time drag." How strong is your faith?
Krystal's World
Price: Free! Words: 10,310. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
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Nightmares have visited her every night for as long as she can remember. She would draw them out, hoping they'd disappear from her mind. Sometimes it worked, other times it didn't. And then, one normal day, the characters from these dreams of terror materialize, making Krystal question both reality and her sanity.
The Trapped Trilogy (Books 1, 2, & 3)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 181,490. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Eenralla Land lives in a Dome. That Dome is run by the Government. The Government has a secret. A secret Eenralla gets herself entangled in. It all started when she touched the wall... Books 1, 2, & 3!
Hiding Behind A Face (The Maskless Trilogy #3)
Series: The Maskless Trilogy, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 30,200. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Banshee is the puppet master now. And who knew one person could embody so much power?
List X
Price: Free! Words: 15,220. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
Want more shorts from K. Weikel? Look no further! They just get better and better...
Damian's Deeds (The One-Hundred #4)
Series: The One-Hundred, 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,880. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal
Sometimes the villian of the story isn't really evil - his motives are just wrong.
Tamir (The One-Hundred #3)
Series: The One-Hundred, 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 39,170. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
When Tamir's best friend steals his girl and pushes him into the sharp, rocky death waiting below, Tamir's sure this is where his story ends--or has it just begun?
Untouched Water (The One-Hundred #2)
Series: The One-Hundred, 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 33,870. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
What if Cressa-la hadn't touched the water? How drastically different would things have been?
The One-Hundred
Series: The One-Hundred, 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 99,530. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Every baby is killed beneath the waves--with one exception. The one-hundred thousandth lives. WATTYS 2015 AWARD WINNER
The One-Hundred (The One-Hundred Book #1): Part 2 - The Beneath
Series: Book 1 of The One-Hundred Series, Parts 1 and 2:, Part 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 59,540. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
The gifted Cressa-la ha been taken captive, her powers wanted for reasons unknown. Part 2 of Book 1 in The One-Hundred Series.
The One-Hundred (The One-Hundred Book #1): Part 1 - The Above
Series: Book 1 of The One-Hundred Series, Parts 1 and 2:, Part 1. Price: Free! Words: 39,760. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
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Every human baby is killed beneath the waves--with one exception. The one hundred thousandth is spared.
The Unnamed (The Unnamed Duology #1)
Series: The Unnamed Duology, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 56,510. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
"I am Unnamed. My title is dead." Run. For your life. For your name. Don't become an Unnamed.
Hiding Behind A Name (The Maskless Trilogy #2)
Series: The Maskless Trilogy, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 40,510. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
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The Maskless exists because of one person. Because he wanted to have a voice.
Face It
Price: Free! Words: 9,010. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Suspense, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Religion
What would happen if you had to face your sin? If it built up so high that it became a person? Would you face it? COULD you? Sophia has dug herself in deep and blinded herself to the truth. And once it hits her, will she turn away from it, or will she face it head on? THIS IS A TEASER
Hiding Behind A Mask (The Maskless Trilogy #1)
Series: The Maskless Trilogy, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 45,100. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense
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Never take off the mask that hides your deepest truths. But what if you did, what would you find beneath the ruins?
Caged
Price: Free! Words: 2,610. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
Tammy is caught in a love triangle that she doesn't know exists. On top of that, she's grown up in the same place her entire life and wants to leave. But what if she finds something--someone that makes her stay?
Labyrinth
Price: Free! Words: 12,070. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Starfire lives in a wold where dragons and dragonriders are everywhere. She ran away from home when she was little, due to bad living situations and she lost her dragon when she was nine. She was then cursed for eternity. And then a boy shows up, and he appears to be her dragonrider. She doesn't even know if that's possible, because of the fact that she used to be human.
Dollhouse
Price: Free! Words: 21,570. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Religion
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My family seems to be perfect on the outside. We have the house, the money, the million-dollar-smiles... but I know that's not what really is going on. We're plastic. We're fake. What would happen if someone found out? If they knew what we hid behind our curtains...
The Vampire's Carnival
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 35,970. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Adventure » Action
One wish sends her back in time where she lives in a carnival under the Ring Leader. Vanessa knows there's something off about him, but she can't quite place her finger on what, exactly. All she knows is he wants her dead.
Catrina Billowson
Series: The Hidden War Trilogy, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 20,090. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » General
He dropped his hand and looked into my eyes. “And since you are the one I’ve chosen, since you are the one that I had at least called a familiar acquaintance, I have decided to ask you this question of a lifetime.”
Revenge (The Haunted Mansion #3)
Series: The Haunted Mansion, 3. Price: Free! Words: 2,660. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Monsters, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
Roles reverse between the girls, and they have to figure out how to fix it... before Katelin is gone forever.
The Haunted Band Room (The Haunted Mansion #2)
Series: The Haunted Mansion, 2. Price: Free! Words: 2,900. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Monsters, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
Megan is getting pretty mixed up with the creatures inside of the Mansion, and tells Katelin not to go back. Well, Katelin doesn't listen very well...
The Haunted Mansion
Series: The Haunted Mansion, 1. Price: Free! Words: 2,780. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Monsters, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
(5.00)
It's Halloween night, the night Megan can finally see what's going on inside of that old mansion at the end of her street. But things don't turn out the way she thought they would. She returns the next morning, only to meet her fate, and--a change of weather? No. A change of her.
Grounded (The Trapped Trilogy #3)
Series: Trapped Trilogy, 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,930. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
It's time to wake up. Eenralla lived in a Dome, That Dome was controlled by the Government. The Government had a secret. That secret is out now, thanks to Eenralla. But now it doesn't matter... Her brain isn't even hers. Will she ever get it back?
Wiped (The Trapped Trilogy #2)
Series: Trapped Trilogy, 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,790. Language: American English. Published: January 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Eenralla lives in a Dome. That Dome is run by the Government. The Government has a secret. A secret they want Eenralla to forget. It all started when she touched the wall...
Trapped (The Trapped Trilogy #1)
Series: Trapped Trilogy, 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 65,490. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Eenralla Land lives in a Dome. That Dome is run by the Government. The Government has a secret. A secret Eenralla gets herself entangled in. It all started when she touched the wall...