M. K. Theodoratus


"Fantasy is a wonderful way to run away from the mundane,” sez me.

Others say, "M.K. Theodoratus is a captivating storyteller who prefers the power of short stories.

Theodoratus has been in love with fantasy since first discovering the Oz books as a child. She has never stopped delving into the fantasy worlds of other writers. She became inflicted with an addiction to story and writing after creating a Nancy Drew fan fiction novel for a school assignment. Her incomplete assignment turned into her first novel the summer after the sixth grade.

Now, Theodoratus has created the worlds of Andor and Far Isles Half-Elven for readers to get lost in. Andor is populated with stalking demons, always hunting for unsuspecting humans to prey on and terrorize, and magic. The Far Isle Half-Elven is a society in upheaval as genetic drift of the hybrid human-elf population changes everything from relationships to politics. Check out her short stories about Andor and the Far Isles, some of them free.

M.K. Theodoratus loves connecting with fans. Check out her author hub for news and snippets of upcoming work at http://www.mktheodoratus.com. You can read and comment on her blog, find her on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, and Google+.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I don't know if read is the right word. When I was three, I used to look at the National Geographic Magazine for hours. Adults shut my questions up by sticking the Geographic under my nose. Of course, when I came up for air, I had more questions.

Guess it's one reason I like exotic settings so much.
How do you approach cover design?
I hire it out. But I do insist on a legible font so dyslexics like me can read my covers.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find M. K. Theodoratus online


The Ghostcrow: A Tale of Andor
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,430. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Dumdie Swartz knows ghosts walk among us. She’s seen them since she was a little kid. Dumdie does her best to avoid them--harmless or dangerous, alike--even though she annoys her family when she does. Now, with her unwanted ability growing stronger, a demon possessing a mundane boy notices her special talents and has plans that will change her life forever.
Doom Comes for a Sold Soul
Price: Free! Words: 4,780. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Horror » Occult
Demons are coming to take Dr. Allsdipp, a Nobel Prize Winner, away. He doesn't want to go, and his fight to keep his soul has made him the oldest person alive. Grant Highgrim, a down and out reporter, has a chance to become a real reporter again--if he can interview the oldest man alive, but first, he must save the geezer from a legion of beetle-demons coming to claim his soul.
Hear That Damn Owl?
Price: Free! Words: 3,590. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Enraged that he gave in to his mother's demands to return home or lose his inheritance, Crayton takes his anger out on a dive-bombing owl prowling a gas station in the mountains. When a codger warns him about wrathful owls, he dismisses the cautions as local folklore. Will the owl seek revenge?
Showdown at Crossings
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,480. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Ebe loved the peaceful live of his isolated mountain community until abrasive newcomers started raising vicious guard dogs. The newcomers terrorize the locals, and Ebe finds himself in their sights along with an old family friend because they oppose their abusive ways. When the 'dog-farmers' murder a local healer/magic-worker, Ebe must defeat the demons if he's to regain his self-respect.
The Ghost in the Closet
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,870. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
Some say seeing ghosts is a gift, but after losing her job, Dumdie Swartz says, "Hogwash". After trying to avoid them all her life, she'd become homeless after she lost her job because of them. Now she's in a homeless shelter with a ghost haunting her room. Dumdie must find the ghost's will if she's to stay off the streets.
Noticing Jamilla
Price: Free! Words: 6,310. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Cassy Mae thought she escaped danger of the Santos Francisco slums when she moved to her GrammyJo’s after her mother’s death, but an evil stalker haunts Cassy in the small mountain town in spite of GrammyJo’s protective magic.
Night for the Gargoyles
Price: Free! Words: 3,070. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Who to fight? The Demons overrunning the city or Orvil, the rival lusting for his position. The four gargoyles guarding Trebridge are outnumbered. Gillen, their leader, is caught between fighting Demons and the schemes of Orvil to replace him. He tries patience with Orvil and asks the angels for reinforcements. Will help come in time? If you liked this story, please review it. Thank you.
The Foiling of Gorsfeld: A Tale of the Half-Elven
Price: Free! Words: 2,740. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
This suitor is unwanted. When Gorsfeld, scion of the richest family in the Marches, comes a courting the young Mariah, he refuses to take "no" for an answer. Mariah needs to discover a way to discourage her unwanted suitor without breaking the code of hospitality or making her foster father angry. --- A Far Isles Half-Elven short story. If you liked this short story, please review. Thanks
Cavern Between Worlds
Price: Free! Words: 5,690. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Adventure » General
Where have all the seals and birds gone? Captain Hattenel, a Half-Elven, ranger, joins Voron, a disreputable sea captain, to solve the mystery. They are captured by dog-headed magic workers after falling into a trap. They must escape before the heavy gravity of the alternate world or the dog-heads kill them. --- A Far Isle Half-Elven short story. If you liked this story, please review. Thanks
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,080. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Furious Half-Elven parents seek vengeance when sea raider attack leaves their daughter at death's door, only to discover a strange magic that threatens all they hold dear. A tale of the Far Isles Half-Elven.

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Smashwords book reviews by M. K. Theodoratus

  • The Vicar's Revenge on June 22, 2011

    A little short on logic and motivation but loooong on smiles. Fun and worth the read.
  • The Brave Tale of Maddie Carver on June 25, 2011

    Vulnerable character with a talent to see the dead is sought by the walking dead on Halloween. Story's a little descriptive at the beginning, but settles down into a good mood piece.
  • Delightfully Twisted Tales: Wisps, Spells and Faerie Tales (Volume Four) on July 01, 2011

    Nice, well-written twists on popular themes.
  • Soul Smuggler on Nov. 17, 2013

    Breaking the Rules Creates Fun for Readers By Kay Theodoratus A short collection of stories highlighting Mercer’s special ability to sneak people into heaven against the rules. Of course, heaven’s minions try to stop him. Let the fun begin. A delightful read, though I wish there was more character development. Blame the constraints of 1000 words rather than the author. Makes an entertaining night cap. Might even make you think.
  • Suicide Plunge on May 25, 2014

    Suicide Plunge is an intriguing coming of age tale, sure to entertain. Growing up is always hard to do, but it's especially difficult for Billy Frank whose father brought shame to his family when he appeared to throw a previous year's Suicide Plunge. The Plunge is a race down a steep incline and across a river important to the Confederated Tribes of Eastern Washington state, and one of the highlights of the year. Billy dreams of regaining respect for his family by winning the Suicide Plunge. Arnold creates a suspenseful tale that has enough plot twists to keep the reader guessing. Overall the characters and settings are well drawn, but the manuscript could have done with tighter editing. An entertaining coming of age tale that'll keep you guessing.