Kimberly Pauley

Biography

Kimberly Pauley is a YA author. Her first book was Sucks to Be Me, a comedic tale for teens (or the young at heart) about a girl with vampire parents who must decide whether or not she wants to be a bloodsucker as well. It was released in 2008 from Mirrorstone. That was followed by Still Sucks to Be Me, a continuation of Mina's story, in 2010. The books have also been released in other languages, including Spanish, Croatian and Czech with French on the way.

Her next book, Cat Girl's Day Off, will be coming out in Spring 2012 from Tu Books, an imprint of Lee and Low.

You can find her books at bookstores everywhere (especially if you ask) and also on Amazon, though she'd really like it if you bought one from an Independent bookstore to keep them in business. They are, however, also available in audio format and eBook form. You can read an excerpt of each book at her website.

The short stories posted here may or may not be for teenage readers, so please read any descriptions first. Some have been published previously (though rights have now reverted back to the author) and others are stories that never had a home (often since Kimberly's short stories tend toward the quirky and/or are not easily pigeon-holed).

Be sure to visit her website for giveaways and the latest news!

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Books

This member has not published any books.

Smashwords book reviews by Kimberly Pauley

  • The Penitent Assassin on Oct. 11, 2011

    If you read one dark fantasy this year, let it be this one. The main character is engaging, defiant and oh-so flawed, but you love him regardless. There's murder, mayhem, gods & goddesses, love & hate...but most of all, I really liked the humorous touches that help to keep the story grounded (it's not a total gore fest or anything). The author has done an excellent job with his worldbuilding, including a complicated mythology surrounding the gods. Definitely worth a read.
  • The Penitent Assassin on Oct. 11, 2011

    If you read one dark fantasy this year, let it be this one. The main character is engaging, defiant and oh-so flawed, but you love him regardless. There's murder, mayhem, gods & goddesses, love & hate...but most of all, I really liked the humorous touches that help to keep the story grounded (it's not a total gore fest or anything). The author has done an excellent job with his worldbuilding, including a complicated mythology surrounding the gods. Definitely worth a read.