Katharine Giles

Biography

Her many adventures gave Katharine an advantage when she wrote The Archer Adventure Series. Born in Wyoming, her family moved to the West Coast so early in her life that she barely remembered days on the dude ranch where her grandfather worked as foreman and her cowboy father sang Western songs to the dudes around evening campfires.

Katharine's parents loved to travel America's highways and always explored side roads when an interesting sign coaxed them off the Interstate. This is how she discovered getting lost could be an adventure. She learned to fly and toured the Western states with her pilot husband to attend small airport Fly-Ins that hosted everything from Barbecues to Pancake Breakfasts.

She's been salmon fishing over the Columbia River Bar in Oregon, deep sea fishing at San Pedro, California, and Mazatlan, Mexico. She's traveled East to West across Mexico on the famous Copper Canyon train, visited the dolphins in Topolobampo Bay and toured Santa Catalina Island (the Channel Islands West of Los Angeles) by boat, seaplane and twin-engine plane that landed at the airport in the sky.

She later took scuba lessons and became a PADI Certified Diver. A passion for cooking prompted her to write three cookbooks and compete in a Pace Picante Sauce cooking contest where she won $1,000 First Place prize with a creative soup recipe. After obtaining a Diamond Certificate from The Gemological Institute of America and completing their Colored Stone Course, she became a silver smith so she could design and create custom jewelry for family and friends. Along the way, Katharine added roller skating, bowling, sailing, ballroom dancing, and competition shooting to her list of interests.

A few memorable adventures as a solo long-haul driver across America include picking up a load of Christmas trees on a mountain top, dropping a load of tires in a cow pasture where the cattle surrounded her truck before she made it through the gate because they were expecting a hay delivery, and frantically searching for a police escort when she got her big truck lost in the middle of New York City. Getting lost in the big city turned out to be more traumatic than the time she drove her 18-wheeler, with its 53-foot trailer, to the end of a dead-end road.

Katharine's many travels by air, land and sea took her down America's Interstates from Victoria, B.C., to Key West, Florida, and from Montreal, Canada, to Tijuana, Mexico, and she's visited every state except Alaska. While she continues her passion for writing, she enjoys painting acrylics on canvas and daily walks with her dog, Jasper.

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Series

The Archer Adventures
Thrown through a portal into the parallel world of the immortals, 14-year old Archer begins an adventure that takes him to kingdoms on earth, beneath the sea and to planets in outer space. Book I: The Crystal Trident finds Archer on the sea floor when he awakes with amnesia and finds a mermaid at his side. The mermaid speaks to him in the silent language of the sea and tells him the collar she placed around his neck lets him talk with his thoughts. Archer soon discovers the collar enables him to develop new skills as he adapts to the world of the immortals. And thus Archer's adventures begin...through a world filled with wonder where he finds new friends and new adventures at every turn.

Books

Silk Ghosts, An Archer Adventure, Book 10
Series: The Archer Adventures. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,930. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Archer and Aradia enter a world of illusions to find and retrieve the Moria's stolen nests.
Ice Dragons, An Archer Adventure, Book 9
Series: The Archer Adventures. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,930. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
A dragon horde threatens the Kingdom of Palori, home of a tyrant king and Balycon's arch enemy.
Knights of Glass, An Archer Adventure
Series: The Archer Adventures. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,330. Language: American English. Published: February 2, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Betrayal, battles and pent-up anger collide in Knights of Glass when exiled Star Warriors land in Sundari without permission from its king . Archer and Aradia face one of their toughest challenges after a charm found in Sunari's river reveals the Star Fleet leader is the one who kidnapped Volka's family from the Mother Star.
The Black Pagoda, An Archer Adventure, Book 7
Series: The Archer Adventures. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,710. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Adventure » Action
There's trouble brewing in the South China Sea. Kimo, the White Oracle, plans to attack Shusin and give the throne to her daughter, Sun Ling. Not only is King Ichos’ most beautiful kingdom on the Earth Star in danger, Archer and Aradia must stop Kimo’s plan and eliminate the weapon she plans to use to destroy all of King Ichos’ earth kingdoms.
Fire Sled, An Archer Adventure, Book 6
Series: The Archer Adventures. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,550. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
An adventure through two worlds when Archer and Aradia must find their way to Volka's stronghold in the world of immortals through the world of Archer's childhood to recapture a stolen spaceship. What could possibly go wrong?
The Desert Sun, An Archer Adventure, Book 5
Series: The Archer Adventures. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,450. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
Deserts & diamonds, pyramids and kings meet in an Egyptian tale about thieves and palace treachery!
The Lost Kingdom, An Archer Adventure, Book 4
Series: The Archer Adventures. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,940. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Danger and a dragon await when Archer and Aradia find themselves caught by a whirlpool and pulled into hidden caves and tunnels beneath the sea floor on a quest to find those who survived an ancient tragedy and the purple gemstone trident lost with them.
The Princess of Skye, An Archer Adventure, Book 3, Second Edition
Series: The Archer Adventures, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 52,450. Language: American English. Published: July 18, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Adventuring through a galaxy to rescue the Princess of Skye pits Archer's skills against impossible challenges. Perseverance, creative thinking, and a little help from his immortal mentor give Archer the support he needs to attempt the task.
A Perilous Quest, An Archer Adventure, Book 2, Second Edition
Series: The Archer Adventures, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 52,090. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
A deadly aura, a missing crystal ball and a tyrant king challenge Archer on his most dangerous adventure.
The Crystal Trident, An Archer Adventure, Book 1, Second Edition
Series: The Archer Adventures, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 52,030. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
Thrown through a portal into the parallel world of the immortals, 14-year old Archer struggles to survive and adapt to an alien world.

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