Kari Sayers


I'm a sucker for a good love story, especially if it's a romantic comedy or if it has a few supernatural twists. My favorite types of books often include vampires, angels, and other supernatural creatures (Think Lauren Kate and Stephanie Meyer), but I'm also a huge fan of chick-lit (Think Sophie Kinsella and Helen Fielding).

Currently, I live in Simpsonville, SC with my husband and twin boys (Thing 1 and Thing 2). I consider myself a Midwest girl stuck in the South, but I enjoy the warm sunny weather and the overabundance of sweet tea.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I started writing when I was 12 years old. I wrote mostly poems, and a few songs here and there. In college, I wanted to write a book with my roommates about the calamities of dating for college girls (we were obsessed with Sex and The City in those days), but it never happened. After I graduated, I wrote a breakup survival guide for women that was fairly comedic...at least to myself and my friends.

When I was 25 I started working on my first work of fiction...that definitely took years longer to publish than I had anticipated!
What's the story behind your latest book?
My latest book stems from the first fiction book I started writing at age 25. When I was a kid, I use to have these really strange episodes where I wasn't sure if I was awake or asleep, but either way, I was paralyzed. It felt like something was literally holding me down and I could not open my eyes or move. All I could do was listen and wait until the feeling faded away.

Someone told me that when you feel something like that, it's a demon or a witch trying to take control. With this in mind, the idea for my first book was born. I used my own unexplainable experiences as the basis for the episodes that my character, Liora Palmer, experiences in The Gifted Souls. She's had these episodes since she was a child and she has no idea why until her final year at Ignatius Academy for the Gifted. Then all hell breaks loose.
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Book Trailer for The Gifted Souls
The Gifted Souls is the first book in the Seventhdust Novella Series by Kari Sayers.


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