K.G. McAbee

Biography

K.G. McAbee has had several books and nearly a hundred short stories published, and some of them are honestly quite readable. She writes steampunk, fantasy, science fiction, horror, pulp, westerns and, most recently, comics. She’s a member of Horror Writers Association and International Thriller Writers and is an Artist in Residence with the South Carolina Arts Commission. Her steampunk/zombie novella recently received an honorable mention in the 3rd quarter Writers of the Future contest.

Smashwords Interview

What is your writing process?
I generally start a story or a novel with an image, or an idea. The plot grows from that. For example, the first book I ever wrote started with the image of a naked man running desperately through a forest. As he ran, he stumbled into creeks and got scratched up. Then I heard hounds baying. Okay, that meant someone or something was after him. And it sorta grew from there...
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I remember the first story I DIDN'T read better! I was sitting with my dad and he was reading a Batman comic to me; I must have been about 3. I looked at the pictures and words and I felt I could not WAIT to learn to read on my own. And I did, and haven't stopped since.
Read more of this interview.

Where to buy in print

Books

Recovery Is Our Specialty
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,860. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
I'm Niky Chance. My partner Nohrah and I travel the spaceways providing one very special service: we recover things. So when a gur-ryll from Aldebaran Delta loses the last remaining segment of her dear, departed dad, we sign on to find what's left of him for her. It could take a broken limb or four--never ours, but often someone else's--but we'll get it done.
The Appin Murder: a Tale of the Count de Saint Germain
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,490. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Fiction » Mashups
The Count de Saint Germain is tasked to start a new war in England by a convenient murder in the wild highlands of Scotland, still disturbed and unruly from the recent Jacobite Rebellion. But even when the Count follows orders, he can never be trusted...
The Sky's the Limit
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,600. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Going to jail in Greater New York wasn't so bad; going to prison may mean medical testing, slavery...or worse. So when a mysterious man offers to take Joss Jamieson off the judge's hands, Joss agrees. It can't be worse that what he was facing. Can it?
No Man to Trifle With
Price: Free! Words: 3,940. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody, Fiction » Mashups
(3.00 from 1 review)
Humorous western in the style of Robert E. Howard. Join Archibald Welkins and his dog Biter as they visit the big city--well, the only town they've ever seen--for the first time!
Peril in Pangea, Book One: Trapped in the Triassic
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,950. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(3.00 from 1 review)
Three teenagers attempt the most drastic rescue in history: traveling through time to the Age of Dinosaurs!
Deception: Book Two in The Witchfinder Wars
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 74,830. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
(5.00 from 1 review)
They are fated to love each other. But what will Tommy Hopkins do when Anya, his beloved, is ensnared, tormented, and tortured by his worst enemy?
Omega and Alpha & Rest My Brothers
Price: Free! Words: 5,910. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
OMEGA AND ALPHA: damaged by a too-close encounter, the ship is limping home to Earth…but will there be time? REST, MY BROTHERS: the last expedition to Mars is ready to come home…but where is home?
The Seething: a Zombie Chronicle
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,370. Language: American English. Published: August 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Horror » General
"The Seething: a Zombie Chronicle" brings to life our worst fears in a worst case scenario. Abandoned and alone, with the undead seethers roaming about, the Randall children wait to be rescued. But fate has more in store than to simply make orphans of them, for in this harsh new world, nothing that dies stays dead and not all monsters are easily recognizable.
The Fearful Fort
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,100. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Rian is my name, and I'm at the Fearful Fort for a reason. Saz just came along for the ride. He likes to get out and explore, same as the next shape-shifting wolf. I was glad for his company because the Fearful Fort belongs to Mortimer the Magician. He's bad, and he's also mad, which is even worse, especially when it comes to wizards. But no one ever promised me this job would be easy...
Crysalis: Beginnings
Price: Free! Words: 18,350. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
In the distant future, the last remnants of humanity huddle in fragmented societies deep below ground, struggling to stay alive while threatened with inconceivable dangers. Three strong women from three different cultures are on intersecting paths, heading towards a fateful meeting which may well be mankind's only hope for survival…
When the Last Light Fades: Three Stories
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,780. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
A scientist invents the ultimate weight-loss drug....a teacher finds out what one student really thinks of her...and what really happened to the wife and son of the young Professor Abraham Van Helsing...
Lost and Found
Price: Free! Words: 6,450. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Danald has been lost but now, at last, Rhia has found him...or has she? And what of Omron, the evil wizard who hates them both? Who of the three will live to see the morning?
End of the Beginning
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,840. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
Love or hate? Freedom or enslavement? Vengeance against the woman he once loved...or forgiveness for her betrayal? Vale must extricate himself from the coils of these dilemmas...or else remain trapped in the shackles of his past...
Lord Ghul and the Rat Princes
Price: Free! Words: 4,530. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Barin the Byssinnian, mighty-thewed barbarian warrior from the snowy North, is hired by the wizard Avrum Ghul to deliver a precious gift to the Doge of Zeelon. When Barin discovers what the gift is, he's surprised--but as long as the gold is bright and the girls are welcoming, he sees nothing to complain of...
Optical Orifice of the Beholder
Price: Free! Words: 3,270. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(5.00 from 1 review)
Storrs has volunteered for the Requisition-and-Recovery Team, and it's his first time on the surface of a planet. Ever. His family warned him that being on the outside of a planet would be nothing like the comfortable and safe womb of Ship....but he never expected that there'd be actual DANGER involved!
Double Double Cross
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,040. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Crime
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Detective Joiner has too many exsanguinated bodies in his open case files, and he hopes famous horror writer Jezebel Killian can provide the information he needs to solve them. Instead, he stumbles into something darker than he ever expected...
Souls Touched - Reasonable Rates
Price: Free! Words: 3,900. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
In 1933, C.L. Moore published her most famous short story, Shambleau. This is an homage to that immortal story. When an ancient Earthman arrives back on Mars after decades away, he finds things have changed....more than he could have imagined.
Oblique Vengeance
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,260. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Ravynn Dar'Kesh is possessed by the evil wizard Baradan, and the only man who can save her is the only one she doesn't dare go near...
Tales from Omega Station: Omnibus Edition
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 56,960. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Omega Station, the Rock. A barren, airless asteroid on the outermost edge of the galaxy, home of the richest of the rich and the poorest of the poor. The upper levels are safe, comfortable, secure or as secure as anyone can be on Omega Station. The lower levels, now; are home to the detritus of numerous alien species, all living in uneasy juxtaposition, fighting, loving, eating - and being eaten.
Monarch of the Seas
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,180. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Crime
Chuck Halford is on his honeymoon with Eunice onboard the huge ship Monarch of the Seas. It's her first; it's his...well, he's lost count. One of them isn't going to make it through the night...
Out of Time: An Adventure of The Spectre
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,450. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The Spectre, also known as the Dead Man Who Walks, lives to protect his people, as have all his family since the first Spectre of Skull Cavern. When a report comes out from the Jungle Patrol, he and his great wolf Demon investigate, only to stumble into something he never expected...
Soul of Diamond, Heart of Glass
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,010. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Gawyn Archenhold, mage and wizard, is an ugly man who has created many wonders, not least of which are his myrmidons, gigantic spiders which can be ridden like horses. But he is far less adept in his dealings with people, especially his former beloved, the proud, powerful--and beautiful--Commander Averyll of the Queen's Guard. Can this mismatched pair get past their differences and find love?
Down Among the Dead
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,370. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Captain Josiah Hopkins will give anything to get his beloved Elena back...even risk his own soul.
Worm on a Hook, Wriggling
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,430. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Sir Landru is captured and held as bait to lure his best friend to her ultimate destruction. Can he save them both?
Tales from Omega Station: Retribution
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,130. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Maryn Meredi has arrived on Omega Station for one purpose and one purpose only: murder.
Aunt Clytie's Canning Jars
Price: Free! Words: 3,270. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
(4.00 from 1 review)
Aunt Clytie loved her nieces and nephews, so if someone hurts them, she'll make sure the punishment fits the crime...
Tale from Omega Station: Accidents Will Happen
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,850. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
Vurp wasn't in a hurry, but Dingul was. He knew Mistress Barazinzinga would pay well for ice mined from the asteroid belt around Omega Station. Surely nothing could go wrong this time...right?
Tales from Omega Station: Belly of the Beast
Price: Free! Words: 3,710. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
If you were a clone grown for spare parts, kept in a cage for experimentation, how would you feel? Accept your fate and be happy you're helping the 'real' person whose DNA you share? No; I didn't think so...
Tales from Omega Station: Extraction
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,140. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Tau is imprisoned within the Consolidated Guard complex on the Rock. Escape is impossible--unless you're a hacker Halsan with a prosthetic arm and a pirate with a history of mayhem and murder...
E. U. C. Bureau
Price: Free! Words: 3,070. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
In an over-populated future, only the EUCB stands between life and death: their life...and your death.
Tales from Omega Station: Underworld
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,220. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(5.00 from 1 review)
Malik Blayne is a pirate and the most wanted man on the Rock. Rudof Dyll is the richest and the most idle man on the Rock. What is the strange link between these two Humans amongst the multitudes of squabbling species on distant Omega Station?
The Case of the Sinister Senator
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,040. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00 from 1 review)
In ancient Rome, hard-boiled detective Nero Lupus meets the dame of his dreams. But Lupus knows better than most, it only takes one short chariot ride to turn a dream into a nightmare...
Time Is of the Essence
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,840. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
When a portal to the past becomes a mortal danger, who are you going to call? Why, maintenance, of course!
Ray Was Right
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,040. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
(4.25 from 4 reviews)
The first mission to Mars is a success...how much of a success, the crew is about to find out.
Queen Elizabeth's Wizard
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,670. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Dr. John Dee was Queen Elizabeth's loyal advisor and official wizard. But then she asks him to create a new and deadly kind of plague to help defeat the Spanish Armada threatening Albion's shores. Will he risk his immortal soul to serve his queen?

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Smashwords book reviews by K.G. McAbee

  • Razza Ma'Razza: It's Called a Snuggly Puff, Silly Boy on Nov. 22, 2013

    There's never been enough comedy in science fiction to suit me, but J.A. Johnson is taking care of that. Give us more Razza, please!
  • Tales from Omega Station: Abduction on Nov. 28, 2013

    An innocent young woman on an adventure in one of the most dangerous places in space. Plus, cool aliens! What's not to love, right? But, we also get a sweet take on inter-species romance. This is good stuff!
  • The Human Insurgency on Feb. 12, 2014

    Alien invasion! Strong female lead! Excellent, powerful, vivid writing! Scifi just doesn't get any better than this!
  • Unless You Were There on May 30, 2020

    Brilliant! It's the dream-come-true of all inventors and an entirely new take on the complications of temporal travel--both at the same time! What a writer!