J.L. Kudlo


J. L. Kudlo hails from a small midwestern town where she lives with her husband and four rescue pets. She is a fierce advocate for the adoption of shelter pets as well as possesses an extreme love for baking. Kudlo grew up with a pen and paper in hand, jotting down short stories that would often gain her invitations to writing workshops. Realizing the narrow margin of writers that succeed professionally and taking some sage advice from her mother, Kudlo attended graduate school and became an occupational therapist, but her strong penchant for writing never faded. Kudlo combined her passion for adventure, animals, baking and growing up in Small Town, USA and created the Season's Series, character driven novels about a young man that believes he is living an ordinary life only to discover that life has other plans for him. Book one of the series, Spring's Beginning is slated to be released in early December 2014.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Absolutely. It was a story about high schoolers and their struggles. Of course, I was only nine at the time so I was definitely writing about something in which I had no experience. When I read it in high school, it was comical to get the perspective of my high school experiences through the eyes of a younger me. I was so far off base.
How do you approach cover design?
The cover needs to say a lot with a little. It has to be eye catching up close and far away. My series involves the supernatural so I knew that it needed to be mystical and dark and I was fortunate to find a cover artist that realized my vision and brought the book alive. I can't stop looking at my cover.
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Where to find J.L. Kudlo online


Fall's Descent
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 126,650. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal
The third installment of the Season's Series, Fall's Descent, begins back in Galesburg, where Will, Freya, and Rowhyn find themselves in what seems to be their quiet town of Galesburg. But just when life seems to be free of supernatural powers, Will and the gang are faced with danger and betrayal so sinister, they have no choice but to face it, no matter the cost.
Summer's Repose
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 106,080. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Summer's Repose is the highly anticipated follow up to Spring's Beginning. In the aftermath of Will learning that his life is anything but normal, he soon understands his place in a world of monsters, gods, and the unpredictability of love. With the help of his quirky family and unusual friends, Will discovers the dangers are only beginning and his quest to save mankind is too close to home.
Spring's Beginning
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 105,240. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
William Huntslow is just beginning to find his place in this world at the age of seventeen after being haunted from a past in which he once believed he could not escape. Enter Freya Shenstrom, a new girl at school that brings life and love into his world but with this new experience also comes danger leaving Will to stand up and fight for his family, friends, and the girl he has grown to love.

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