Q K Carpenter


Q.K. Carpenter is a completely real person with a Social Security number and everything. He's totally not the absurdly pseudonymous persona of a mopey white dude poet who sometimes gets tired of moping and just wants to write cool stories. He non-fictionally lives in the real world on the cliffs of a pretty, snowy mountain in an undisclosed location and subsists entirely on raw salmon. He has no major personality flaws and is well-liked by his peers, all of whom also definitely exist.

Q.K. started writing because he loves entertainment that's carefully-crafted and thought-provoking but not a chore to get through, like romances that feel real or action movies with vibrant characters or serial killer thrillers that are just super pretentious. He thinks the avant-garde is great and all, but sometimes crappy genre conventions are the important spoons of sugar to help the abstract medicine down.

When he's not being aggressively midbrow or spearfishing the finest salmon in [REDACTED], Q.K. enjoys spending time with high self-esteem and lack of meaningful regrets.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
As soon as I realized that it was easier to write about dinosaurs than draw them.
What's the story behind your latest book?
In the finest 90s romcom tradition, I started writing this book as a cheap attempt to make money but almost immediately fell in love with the story. There was a big, tearful confrontation where I fessed up and admitted my feelings. Drew Barrymore was probably there. It was great.
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Where to find Q K Carpenter online


A Skylight Mirror
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,700. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Marisol has been cleaning up her sister Dawn's messes her whole life. But when Dawn gets arrested for burglary and Mari falls for the victim, the mess gets a whole lot worse. Now Marisol is trapped in a world of kink and conspiracy, torn between her desires and her duties, tasked with saving her sister and unraveling a plot that threatens all that she loves.

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