Ursula Katherine Spiller


Ursula Katherine Spiller was born on 19. March 1977 in Switzerland and wrote her first stories by dictating them to her mother who was much faster at typing than little Ursula. Little Ursula soon grew old enough to do her own typing and wrote what she would later learn is called "fanfiction". In fact, she wrote quite a lot of that. Incessantly. As an avid fandomer, she never lacked material, but it took some time before she eventually decided to invest in her own characters, and Cookie was the first one to make it all the way to the "the end". Well done, Corinna!
Aside from the whole writing thing, Ursula has also raised an awesome son on her own and has a Master's Degree in English Literature and Communication Sciences. Her thesis was something about blood and Dracula and was totally cool.
She is currently working on her second novel. Shh. It's a secret.

Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book?
"Q's Key" is vaguely homophonous to "Cookie" and that tells you what relation it has to the first novel. They have a similar tone and share characters, but they take place in entirely different universes. "Q's Key" is the story that unravels what that means for the characters in such a story. And, of course, I wanted to have some more fun with the characters. And I did.
What written work had the strongest influence on your writing?
There is one story that stands out. I always loved to write, but I used to feel like I had to adhere to other writers' conventions. (I could deal with those, they just didn't quite fit.) I thought that was just "the way one writes". Then I read a story that was different. It had lots of dialogue and character interaction/development, a decidedly irreverent tone, and lots of humour (despite its sometimes darker moments), and I felt like a light went on in my head. It still took some years for me to develop my own personal writing style, but it was definitely a pivotal moment. Also, it was a fanfiction...
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Where to find Ursula Katherine Spiller online


Q's Key
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 104,610. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Q is not on a quest. She’s not. She just wants to get out of her home town and discover the lands with no other goal in mind than to quench her curiosity. Or so she thinks. “May the good spells follow you home.”
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 80,840. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Cookie is here for murder and will be your narrator for the time being. Well, to be fair, she's only here to solve said murder and not to commit it. Reading about the philanderers she's usually investigating would be rather boring, wouldn't it? Murder is much catchier.

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adventure    crime    detective    fantasy    humor    intuitive magic    journey    mage    magic    murder mysery    nerd humor    prophecy    quest    woman detective