M.A. Kropp


M.A. Kropp is a writer and blogger. She writes science fiction, fantasy, and urban fantasy, and is fascinated by mythologies and folklore. She also blogs several times a week at makropp.com. When not writing she is often found serving as Chief Scorekeeper for International Chili Society chili competitions, where she still competes occasionally. She has also been accused of reading anything and everything that comes in front of her eyes: books, old newspapers, cereal boxes, and, yes, even the instruction manuals that come with things. Most of all she enjoys eating good food, drinking good wine and other spirits, and spending time with good people. She is married, has three grown daughters, four awesome grandchildren, one dog, and five cats. She lives in MA.

Smashwords Interview

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Usually the dog barking! Or coffee brewing! Okay, I guess those aren't really inspiring, are they? I guess it's mainly just the fact that every day is new and fresh, and no matter how bad or unproductive the day before might have been, today is always there for starting over.
Who are your favorite authors?
Ah, too many to list! Neil Gaiman, of course, because he works so often with mythologies and that is a subject I love. Katherine Kurtz, because her Deryni books got me hooked on high fantasy. Terry Brooks and his Shannara stories are also high on the list, as are his Landover novels. Robert A. Heinlein got me into science fiction at an early age- probably too early to be reading some of his stuff, but, well, too late now! Chuck Wendig, John Scalzi, and many, many others!
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Where to find M.A. Kropp online


Five and Daemon
Price: Free! Words: 14,910. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Demon hunters Johnny and Cerise travel to the small town of Carroll Fork where they find a demon-possessed thrift store, a sweet old lady who is more than she seems, and an army of underworld inhabitants. Can Johnny and his trusty yo-yo save the town from a devil of a problem.
Feed My People
Price: Free! Words: 4,740. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
A short dystopian story centering on the struggle to obtain and deliver food in the wake of severe climate change.
Circle Unbroken
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 68,930. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Kaili returns to her home planet after five years away to be part of a formal ceremony to install her sister as head of the family mining company. Old resentments and rivalries are causing unrest in the mines, and Kaili and her partner must use all their skills to thwart the plot or it could mean both sisters' lives.
Survival of the Fittest
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,450. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
"Survival of the Fittest" is a short novelette, set on Earth after the final environmental collapse. Scientists are genetically engineering food crops to grow in the new world. They also study the lizards that adapted naturally to the harsh conditions. Sam is the product of these experiments, and when the food crops are threatened, Sam will prove to be more than just an experiment.
Six of One: A Collection of Short Fantasy
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 25,240. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Six of One: A Collection of Short Fantasy by M.A. Kropp is a set of short fantasy stories. Meet wizards, imps, gangster angels, and frogs in this group of varied tales of magic and mischief. Escape from the everyday into worlds of fantasy with Six of One: A Collection of Short Fantasy

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