Kai Kiriyama

Biography

A writer of many things and many genres, Kai is currently working on a novel (you can pretty much always assume that she's writing something!) that involves murder, mayhem and probably a ghost or some other form of otherworldly creature. She is also working on some non-fiction but she's not entirely sure why.

Kai has been writing for far too long and she's convinced that both her "to be read" and "to be written" lists will never be completed before she dies. She has a diploma in palmistry and can read hands with an accuracy that most people don't expect. She is also accomplished at tea leaf reading and crystal divination, both of which she has also achieved a diploma for and scares herself with the accuracy of the things she has predicted.

A time-travelling, demon hunting, Asgardian geek, with an affinity for Pokemon and Shakespeare, you can be sure that there will be general insanity and dubious wisdom dispensed no matter where you chat with her. As always, she requests that you "be excellent to each other" while she's away.

Kai currently lives in Canada, but if she told you where, you'd have about fifteen seconds to assume the party position before the special ops team arrives.
She can be reached by email at kai@theraggedyauthor.com
You can find Kai on twitter @RaggedyAuthor
You can also find Kai on her website www.theraggedyauthor.com

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I first started writing when I was 11 or so. It was for school projects when I really started to take a shine to writing. I would come back with 20 pages for a 2-page creative writing assignment. My teacher loved it, and I certainly never got a poor grade. After grade-school, I continued writing in my spare time. I originally wanted to write for film, and a lot of half formed ideas and projects were written while I was at work in my teenage years. I still go between novels and scripts now, though none of the scripts have been published anywhere.
What's the story behind your latest book?
My latest book is Blaze Tuesday and the Case of the Knight Surgeon. I wanted to try writing crime and pulp noir has always been a favourite of mine. Since I write mostly fantasy, I needed to add a spin tot he crime detective genre, so I set my book in the future and threw in a mild steampunk element except 1920's/30's instead of Victorian. I am fascinated by the counter-culture of body modification and tattoos, and that really influenced me to write about what would happen when tattoos and piercings became "normal" and what the next step would be in body modification. Clockwork implants were born.
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Where to find Kai Kiriyama online


Books

Between the Panels
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 45,370. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult
All Emma wanted was to get some comics, she hadn't been expecting to meet Scott, the cute boy working behind the counter. As their friendship grows, so does Emma's pull list, but will they become more than friends?
Pathogen: Revolution
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 34,910. Language: Canadian English. Published: April 26, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead
Six weeks have passed since the initial outbreak. Liam, Charlotte and Gabe have been in quarantine, unaware of the events going on in the outside world. Now, they are being tasked to help the CDC and the military clean up. How far would you go to guarantee your safety?
Surviving Rapture
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 59,220. Language: Canadian English. Published: April 26, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead
Surviving Rapture is the hottest reality TV show - random contestants are chosen to fight each other and hordes of zombies for cash, prizes and fame. Aya Wu has opposed it for years, and now she's been forced to compete in the Rapture. 10 Contestants. 3 Days. 1 rule: Survive.
Pathogen: Outbreak
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 37,710. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead
A lot can happen in 24 hours. A patient can die. A doctor can be put in quarantine. And all hell can break loose. Following the events of PATHOGEN: PATIENT ZERO, find out what happens when protocol is breached and the dead begin to rise.
Pathogen: Patient Zero
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 33,490. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
A young girl, hospitalized with a violent strain of the flu, deteriorating before her doctor's eyes. Unable to help her, they dehumanize her, call her Zero, and reduce her to a series of tests. This is her story, told through a haze of medicine as she makes peace with her fate, hoping her doctors will save her.
My Life Beyond the Grave: The Untold Story of Vlad Dracula
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 51,130. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Biographical
" I have outlived my entire family and have lived to see a time that one could not think possible. I am Vlad Tepes Dracul and I am here to tell you my story." A fictional memoir steeped in historical fact and pop culture, this is the story of Dracula, and how he came to be such an iconic figure. Told from Dracula's point of view and presented like a memoir, it is unique in its execution.
Blaze Tuesday and the Case of the Knight Surgeon (Special Edition)
Price: Free! Words: 93,130. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
New York's most accomplished PI, Blaze Tuesday is a guy who gets results. Hired to investigate the murder of a charity doctor, Blaze finds himself embroiled in a conspiracy that spans from the lowest illegal surgeries in Hell's Kitchen to the medical elite and the corporations who make clockwork body parts. Agatha Christie meets Repo! The Genetic Opera on the streets of New York.

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