Kali Amanda Browne


Kali Amanda Browne was born in New York City; grew up in Puerto Rico; and she came of age and currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. Above all, she tries to laugh even at adversity. She is a writer, food enthusiast, devoted daughter, nerd, pagan, wild woman...

Smashwords Interview

What do you read for pleasure?
My reading habits depend a lot on my mood. I love to read a good cookbook that gives you a perspective on culture or even stories around the food. A good mystery is always fun. Every once in a while you just need a dense sci-fi story that has epic written all over it! And some rainy days call for sonnets and poetry. You should have a library that covers several genres to keep things interesting. At the same time, pleasure does not preclude expanding your horizons and sometimes non-fiction is the very thing you need.
How do you approach cover design?
The covers I tend to choose depend a lot on the story. Some covers benefit from a literal interpretation of the story or a specific character. Obviously you want to choose an image that is somewhat recognizable because if you go avant garde, your readers might be confused by what you are showing them and this may be off-putting to some. My covers will give you a small clue as to what awaits the reader.
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Where to find Kali Amanda Browne online


The Mistress
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,630. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » American / General, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
The Mistress, a series of fractured stories put together by a heartbroken and seriously conflicted woman journaling about the origin of her inner torment. In an effort to better understand her pain, she began writing her memories. But soon she realized memories lie. Reading this journal, we can bear witness―from a safe distance...
He Done Her Wrong
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,570. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
He Done Her Wrong, the second volume in the Bloody Trail of Disenchantment series, includes vignettes about infidelities (real and perceived) and their effect on a variety of souls. Some stories have funny moments, some have tragic moments, some stories have horrific details that will haunt you.
El Velorio de Maya (Español)
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,840. Language: Spanish. Published: June 5, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Basado en una historia real, "El Velorio de Maya" es un cuento absurdo del funeral de un ser querido, que se hace mas y mas ridiculo, y como interfiere con los planes de la pobre Lucia en su diodecimo cumpleanos...
Haunted Kitty
Price: Free! Words: 2,620. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
A free excerpt of an old journal entry about a cat's meow in the middle of the night and how it haunted our Halloween.
Sins of the Father
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,980. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
The Bloody Trail of Disenchantment is a series about the aftermath of infidelity. The first volume in the series, Sins of the Father includes stories about how the infidelities of father figures affect the children in their lives. As in life, some stories have funny moments, some have tragic moments, some stories have horrific details that will shock you.
The Scent of Honeysuckle
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,890. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
Mike and Jess Morgan are a relatively happy married couple who, after winning a large lottery jackpot, purchase a lighthouse in an idyllic north eastern town to pursue their true passions. Soon the quaint and beautiful setting is marred by a series of increasingly unsettling and mystifying experiences . . . including the intoxicating sweet scent of honeysuckle.
Because She Was a Woman
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,410. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
A collection of vignettes about the lives of a dozen women from all walks of life, trying to get from one moment to the next in as graceful a fashion as possible.
Chronicles of Ash: Vol. 0 - Ash to Ashes
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,040. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
An introduction to a nine-book series, the fantasy is a steampunk-inspired series of stories of Ashleigh Peters, a young woman from Brooklyn that finds herself sucked into the world of Eleusis. It begins with Ashleigh’s last days on Earth and we meet her family, learn of her life in Brooklyn, and what she leaves behind as she is transported to this new world.
Kali, The Food Goddess: Volumes 1 & 2
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 23,010. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » International, Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » General cookbooks
Over 45 recipes and essays gathered from the online food column on the same title and the e-book Fruits of the Family Tree.
Cuentos y Recuerdos: La Colección Latina
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,570. Language: Spanish. Published: June 4, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
La Colección Latina incluye "Recuerdos de Antes y Entonces", "Una Noche con B.B.", "El Velorio de Maya", y "La Chancleta".
Remembrance of Dingbats
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,580. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Memories as written down for posterity, some funny, some heartbreaking, some in the form of dreams.
La Chancleta
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,940. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
What's a chancleta? A chancleta is portable discipline. Ask a Latino what a chancleta is and watch them cringe and twitch. Tell a Latino a story of a chancleta that doesn't involve them personally and you'll hear boisterous laughter. This is the story of a chancleta, told in English and Spanish, and the Holy Trinity that is The Way of La Chancleta.
Recuerdos de Antes y Entonces
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,030. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Cuando sueñas, cada imagen y cada sentimiento es una memoria de ti mismo. "Recuerdos" es una colección de recuerdos, directamente de mis diarios de los años 1997 – 2007. Por supuesto, cada recuerdo cambia de año a año tal como aumentamos nuestra propia sabiduría. Con suerte, cada recuerdo hablara de una belleza verdadera y trascendental. Los recuerdos son el arte del alma.
How Nadine and Libby Escaped Destiny
Price: Free! Words: 2,320. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
A precocious child plays dance lesson in the back of an old trailer. Her mother watches from within. In the midst of the bittersweet scene, their lives are about to change forever, and whatever else may happen the image of an innocent child softly singing will haunt you...
Life, Dreams and Magical Landscapes
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,500. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Stories, poems, dreams and journal entries written between 1997-2007 but covering a wider space of time. Its sole purpose: to elevate words to mental images that defined us at different periods of our lives. The use of the royal we here is not conceit but evidence that with every entry a different person can be identified, because we all grow and develop into different people as we mature.
Una Noche con B.B. (Español)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,740. Language: Spanish. Published: December 16, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Mini-memoria de una actuación en directo de B.B. King en el mítico Blue Note Jazz Club en el Greenwich Village de Nueva York.
One Night with B.B.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,480. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
A mini-memoir of a live performance by B.B. King at the legendary Blue Note Jazz Club in New York City's Greenwich Village.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,900. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
The story of an ordinary man caught in an extraordinary life. Edmond Styles awoke one morning and walked to work to a job he detested. By the end of that day, he found himself held hostage at gunpoint by a disgruntled civil servant. Before the night fell, two people were dead and Ed began a journey that proverbially lasts 15 minutes.

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Smashwords book reviews by Kali Amanda Browne

  • 101 Tips and Techniques For Cooking Like a Chef on April 06, 2011

    Excellent compendium of ideas to help novice and even seasoned cooks (who doesn't like to pick up new tricks!). I wish she'd done more. I especially liked that she included some very easy but tasty recipes to this ebook. Well worth a read.