Kara Skye Smith

Publisher info

Kara Skye is an author and artist. She typically writes for all-ages in her children's books, although she does write adult fiction, too. The two genres, so far, are historical fiction, and historical romance.

Kara Skye combines a love for cosplay - like faerie and gothic - with her love of history and searching through old books and legends. She enjoys sending her readers carousing - even at bedtime - thinking she's taken them on a really great adventure! (- as though through the window, like Peter and Wendy might have.)

Find more about author, Kara Skye Smith, at Author's Notes, her blog: http://karaskyesmith.blogspot.com, and more children's e-books and goodies - like a free, downloadable map of Old Soul's Hollow - at Fae-tality Publishing blog: http://fae-tality.blogspot.com.

Smashwords Interview

What motivated you to become an indie author?
I began self-publishing after writing a novel on Myspace. I kept adding entries until I had a novel written. I found out about NaNoWriMo, and then compiled the novel - since it was basically written in the same month - during the NaNoWriMo competition. I didn't finish the 'race', because I had started it in such a different way, with Wrimos, but I learned about all the self-publishing options that exist through their encouragement pages, tweets, and email. I had published a children's book the traditional way, years before, but have yet to receive any income from it, though it makes a good income each year. Apparently this is due to change-overs that took place internally, buy-outs and things. I felt I'd have ultimate control with Indie publishing and have started my own label, Fae-tality Publishing. I've met my goal this year for Indie's - at least 2 titles per year - and plan to increase the business aspect by adding featured authors. If you are looking to guest blog or add a blog to your blog tour, the focus is children's literature, picture e-books, and YA. http://fae-tality.blogspot.com.
What are you working on next?
I am writing Willow, a cyber-punk dystopian children's book. I prewrote it at Camp NaNoWriMo, and intend to now write it during NaNo's November session. I am also finishing the final edits to The Nebulizer Potion and the Electric Compass, which is already up, here at Smashwords, for Pre-Order.
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Videos

Short Trailer
A quick glimpse - 3 books in the fun, adventure, vampire series for kids and teens.

Anthology - Book Trailer: The Vampire DeAngeliuson
Anthology is the trilogy's introduction to the cyber-punk, mystery series, in comic style. Meet the characters with a few hints to the action-filled escapades they get wrapped up in - without giving too much information away.

Books

The Nebulizer Potion and the Electric Compass
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,300. Language: American English. Published: September 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody
The third book in the series in which Jessica DeAngeliuson - reluctant vampire, avid reader, and heroine - and her mortal husband, Drew, experience more than marital bumps in the road but bumps in the night from an array of vampire relations and night nixies. Ironing out their mortal-and-vampire differences, Jessica discovers a portal to the Underworld right around the corner from Curmudgeon Café.
The Legend of Stygian Downs
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,280. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Comics & Graphic Novels / Media Tie-In, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
In The Legend of Stygian Downs, Jessica - beloved, bookish, and reluctant vampire - has embarked on a college education in an English town that just so happens to be an ancient 'haunt' of her of-the-blood ancestors. Off to college to 'get away' from Dad's constant nudgings toward fright life, she actually gets into a bit more vampire legend than she can control. Goosebump giver and a lot of fun!
The Quill Pen Killer
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 42,510. Language: American English. Published: August 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Children’s books » Readers / Chapter Books
When the lunch lady comes up missing vital fluids, something must be done to quell that quill! Jessica and her friend, Raven, attempt to help 'solve' some of the mysterious occurrences which Jessica assumes just might involve her 'dad'. Jessica's sleuthing gets out of control when the Head Master at Jessica's school notices some of the staff drained and zombied out. Who is the Quill Pen Killer?
The Faerie Ring Dance
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,680. Language: American English. Published: August 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
Come along on a magical, action-packed adventure inside the Faerie’s Ring! Discover the enchanting band of Ellewyon Faeries who inhabit Old Soul’s Hollow - a town at the edge of the Great North Woods. Are the faerie legends in the Hollow true? Discover what happens when humans step inside a faerie’s ring on the night of the Hunter’s Moon Dance. An eye-witness account from inside the Faerie Ring.

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