Kit Masters


Kit Masters is the author of Rūta, the heartbreaking allegorical novella. He is a writer, an artist and a teacher. His writing is immersive and personal, shocking and enticing, poetic and real. Peilis is his second work of fiction.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
Writing was something that I loved to do as a kid, in school, and so I did extra bits of writing at home.
I found one story I'd written when I was ten-ish, I had a big loopy "f" I seemed very pleased with, but every off had only one "f"!
I've been writing every since because it's the only thing I can do which puts the energy I feel into a product that I can be pleased with.
What's the story behind your latest book?
You'll have to read it and see.
I was watching a lot of westerns during writing it, so that has some influence, like classic westerns, not Spaghetti westerns.
But I don't guess that you'd notice the western influence without me pointing it out, so don't tell other readers!

Really though "Peilis" and "Ruta" are kind of born out of the same thing, my experiences with teaching and my worries about it.
Although neither of them are biographical, and the opinions of the protagonists are not my own.
I'm taking great pains to make sure the next things I do are drastically different.
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,150. Language: British English. Published: February 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Fine art
Raw and relentless, "Peilis" tells the story of four teenagers who are bound by tragic fate. Kane Pritchard, promising eleven year old, down and out teen, fights for a community’s right to safety. The violent, thieving Smith brothers, rule the school by fear, they won’t stop until there is blood.
You set the price! Words: 12,480. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Fine art
Rūta delves into the conscience of a secondary school teacher, optimistic and enthusiastic at the start of his career. He falls in love with his tutor group, one of whom, Rūta, a new arrival from Lithuania, seems to him a perfect student. He fixates on what she represents, as the reality of modern schools saps his energy and weakens his resolve.

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art    danger    depression    education    immigration    knives    novella    poetry    schools    society    tradgedy