~CRK

Biography

*UPDATED 7-13-14*
My name is Claire Katsion, but you may call me ~CRK, which is my unique pen name for my equally-as-unique self. Not knowing where to turn in this hard world of publishing, I decided independent e-publishing would be the easiest way for me to get my foot in the door.
If you like my works, please feel free to download/buy them and to tell your friends!
I started a Patreon account! You can visit it here: http://www.patreon.com/CRK
EVERYTHING I publish here now will be free for you to download and to read. If you like my work, please consider setting a pledge that will occur each time I publish a new novel. You can pledge anywhere from $1 to $5 to $10 a novel; any amount will be greatly appreciated by me. Patrons will receive bonus goodies and extras, so please consider supporting me!
If that isn't your cup of tea, please enjoy my free content on this site and share my books with your friends and family if you enjoy them. It means the world to me that people are reading my books. And please take a few minutes to leave a review or short comment on the books or stories you enjoy. I love reading them; it makes me smile knowing my words touch others.

If I had to describe my style, I honestly couldn't put it to words, so I hope you will read "Flicker," my first published short story (for free!) to get a feel for my style and wording.

Thanks for reading!

If you'd like to read some other things I write (or see sneak peeks of new books), please check here:
http://figment.com/users/193626-PENGUINGIRL1210-CRK-

UPCOMING BOOKS:

Step by Step (SFC Trilogy book 2)
Friendship Club returns!
Elaine and her brother, Corey, must attend school in Esoteria because their private school went bankrupt and closed. Distraught, Elaine finds a friend in Mariah, a fellow poet, and they both help each other with their respective troubles.
Look for it in 2015
SAMPLE HERE! http://figment.com/books/735774-Step-by-Step

ZCN & Friends: Adventures in I*V (ZCN/TIES Series book 1)
ZCN and her friends embark on grand adventures in Imaginationville and beyond once all the secrets surrounding Imaginationville are revealed to ZCN.
Look for it in 2016
SAMPLE HERE! http://figment.com/books/699176-ZCN-TIES-book-1

The Fancy Ladies’ Club, a book series for little girls (3rd and 4th grade)
Catherine becomes interested by becoming a fancy lady, and she starts a club with some friends.
Book 1 will be published sometime in 2014

The Adventures of Maryan (story books for 1st or 2nd graders)
Maryan loves to have adventures, and every day is a special treat! Join her as she explores the zoo, conquers butterfly-catching, and searches for hidden treasure! (Coming in July)

Smashwords Interview

What are you working on next?
Currently, I'm working on another novel called "ZCN & Friends: Adventures in I*V." It is basically the first book in a very long fantasy series about a fictional representation of my life story and experiences. I am the main character (even though the story is fantasized in most parts, I remain the same in character), and I recall my journeys through Imaginationville, the world of imagination, and the Real World as I met my imaginary friends and learned about the mysteries surrounding Imaginationville. It is a good series for kids (and teens) with a lot of cool super powers and characters and dramatic plot moments. I hope to have the first book finished sometime next year so that I can publish it here on Smashwords.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I love to bake bread and to make pastries. I'm almost finished with my baking and pastry degree, and it's so much fun to learn about baking (and to taste-test, of course). I also love to help animals and to take care of animals; sometimes, on lovely days, I'll just sit and look out the window at the birds in the backyard. Sometimes I'll practice playing violin, too.
When I'm bored, I'll either play video games (Pokémon!), read about interesting things online, practice French (naturellement), or waste time watching Youtube videos (XD).
Read more of this interview.

Where to find ~CRK online


Books

The Soul of an Author
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Price: Free! Words: 2,480. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
Thoughts of what it means to be an author. (This free story is for you! Thanks for reading my stories!) This short story was reviewed by the Worldwide Independent Fiction Writers' Association (WIFWA), of which I am now a member. Please check out their website and submit your manuscripts for review! Please spread the word! http://www.wifwa.org/
Subtle, Flowing Changes
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Series: SFC Trilogy, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 43,350. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Cera Brandenburg is thrown into a world of changes, and she hates it. While at her new school, she crosses paths with Mariah, a strange girl with an equally as mysterious Friendship Club (which is counseling in disguise). Cera must deal with Mariah's constant pestering and the arcane secrets the city holds. Will stubborn Cera learn to accept change as a natural part of life? ~CRK's debut novel
A Halloween Tale
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Price: Free! Words: 2,270. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories
I've always loved my cottage in the forest. One day, I get a visit from some twins after I make brownies. All the sudden, a talking wolf comes by, too! Could those stories my mom told me when I was little about the cottage being next to a fairy tale forest be true? A nice short story for kids on Halloween
Poetic Thought Sequences
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Price: Free! Words: 8,000. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2013. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
A collection of poems and ideas that I have written cathartically. Poetic Thought Sequences (PTS): Heavily emotional, thought-oriented, lyrical “poems” (or stories) often written in stream-of-consciousness style. PTS are sudden effusions (bursts of emotion) and are my form of catharsis. Most often, they hide poetic meanings—hence the name
Flicker
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Price: Free! Words: 3,110. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
*Thanks for 100 downloads, everyone! It means a lot to me* (A short story) The small village of Fruit has lived a peaceful existence until some rumors about creepy shadow creatures begin tearing them apart. Kaarina, 14-year-old girl in the village, has decided to stop this madness once and for all, but she can't believe what she finds. (includes info on the author)

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Smashwords book reviews by ~CRK

  • Crossroads on Sep. 25, 2013

    Lovely, beautifully-written story with interesting meanings. 4 stars