K. A. Cook

Biography

K. A. Cook is a panalterous, aro-ace, genderless, autistic feminist who experiences chronic pain and mental illness. They write creative non-fiction, personal essays and novels about all of the above on the philosophy that if the universe is going to make life interesting, they might as well make interesting art.

They are the author of several short fantasy stories combining ridiculous magic, cats, disability, bacon, mental illness, microscopic gnomes, aromanticism, the undead, verbose eldritch entities and as many transgender autistics as any one story can hold.

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Books

The Wind and the Stars
Price: Free! Words: 1,690. Language: Australian English. Published: April 9, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales
(5.00)
True love’s kiss will break any spell. Always be kind to wizened crones. The youngest son is most favoured by wise foxes and crows. Princes save princesses from beastly dragons and towers overgrown with briar brambles. A happily ever after always involves a wedding… The Wind and the Stars is a short aro-ace fairy tale about heroes, love, adulthood and the worlds we make in the stories we tell.
The King of Gears and Bone
Series: The Eagle Court. Price: Free! Words: 13,170. Language: Australian English. Published: March 31, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Einas ein Iteme knew he wasn’t a princess. Speaking this truth left him the heir to the throne of Ihrne—a throne he doesn’t want and can’t hold. Telling Paide this was never going to be simple, but it becomes far more complex when they meet and Paide reveals the secret of his death. Rescuing Paide's soul from thousands of devouring angels, though, looks to be no easier for Ein than ruling Ihrne...
The Adventurer King
Price: Free! Words: 12,000. Language: Australian English. Published: March 10, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Seven years ago, Darius Liviu met a talking sword belt in the Great Souk, an eldritch being who changed his life forever. In that time, he has learnt something of the sword, mastered strange magic and survived dangerous jobs, but he still feels out of place. A wandering monarch, Efe Kadri, has an offer that might provide that certainty, if only he has the courage to say yes...
A Prince of the Dead
Series: The Eagle Court. Price: Free! Words: 10,770. Language: Australian English. Published: January 13, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The war is ended, but returning home to Ihrne in a broken body ensorcelled by a necromancer leaves Paide struggling with politicians who ignore him and servants who condescend to him. Surviving the dismissal of the Eagle Court is harder than facing an army of shambling corpses. How does a dead soldier fight it when he no longer wishes to live?
Conception
Price: Free! Words: 7,910. Language: Australian English. Published: January 13, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(3.00)
A sequel to Old Fashioned. With Kit gone to the Greensward, Amelia March is content with her faked witchery and the ailments of her villagers. This changes when she finds her cousin darkening her doorway, bearing a sword of some distinction and an undying hatred for the elves. The chaos only begins when he announces a grand plan to start a school for for divergent magicians…
Old Fashioned
Price: Free! Words: 5,250. Language: Australian English. Published: November 6, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
(5.00)
Amelia March is tired of suitors breaking into her house after dark to express their undying love. Sure, it might be the fashion, but whatever happened to getting to know someone first? Why won’t they listen to her when she says she isn’t interested? And what does it mean that her cousin Kit thinks there’s a word for her approach to romantic relationships?
Certain Eldritch Artefacts
Price: Free! Words: 11,420. Language: Australian English. Published: October 28, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00)
Divergent magician Darius Liviu has scoured half the world, risking the chaos and disaster of noise, smells and other people, in search of the rarest of rare magical artefacts: a tolerable talking sword. The sword he finds in the Great Souk isn’t tolerable. It is, however, set on destroying Darius’s acceptance that awkwardness and a life of misunderstandings is the best he can hope for.
Their Courts of Crows
Series: The Eagle Court. Price: Free! Words: 5,510. Language: Australian English. Published: September 27, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Prince Paide ein Iteme has lost his father, his family, his people and his home to a conquering necromancer queen and her armies of the risen dead. A last horrific battle sees him forced to discuss surrender, but that conversation is no small amount complicated when said conquering necromancer is his mother. Who might not have been entirely wrong in her overthrow of Paide’s father…
The Stillwater Files: Asylum
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 49,960. Language: Australian English. Published: August 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
For the dream of living in a world where love is not a crime, Lord Oscar Stillwater stole her dead brother’s name, clothes and title, pouring his wealth and her sanity into the creation of a sanctuary where the queer convicts of Southport can live in peace. To save a girl's life and her relationship with Sydney Cliffhall, however, she just might have to rethink her approach to revolution.
Crooked Words
Price: Free! Words: 36,850. Language: Australian English. Published: November 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Crooked Words is an eclectic collection of short fiction in pursuit of the many different shades of what it means to live queer.

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