K. J. Joyner


K. J. Joyner (1971-she lives!) was born in Fernandina Beach, Florida to a Brotherton Indian family thanks to various biological mechanizations we won't talk about here. She was first published at the tender age of 18 (or so) with her poem Unicorn placing in the Trouveare's Laureate. Heavily influenced by such greats as Marion Zimmer Bradley, Anne MacCaffery and Elizabeth Boyer she always thought her work would be serious and dire. When she began work on her webcomic, Akashik, she soon learned her other influences - Mel Brooks, Piers Anthony and Terry Pratchett - had the upper hand in the echelon of her mind.

Smashwords Interview

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Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes. I was five, and it was in picture format on grocery bag paper. I called it Viketa, and it was about a half Viking half Native American child whose father, Eric the Red, collected when she came of age to go a-viking. She had to surmount the obstacles of blending with the crew and earning the respect of her father. She eventually burned the ship and killed him.

Every character in the story was either a fox or a deer, depending on their ethnic and regional background. Viketa was a halfbreed of course. I mean, there I was age 5 and I even incorporate Viketa's mother being raped by Eric to spawn Viketa. Don't ask me how I knew these things at age 5.. the most I ever saw about Vikings were documentaries on television.

I will rewrite this story someday. The characters will probably stay animals.
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Where to find K. J. Joyner online

Where to buy in print


The Page of Cups
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 19,520. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2012 by The Writers of the Apocalypse. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Beverages - Wine & Spirits, Nonfiction » History » Medieval
Want to make mead (honey wine), don't know how, find all other texts dry and boring? Spice a little humor into your cup and brew a tasty batch the sarcastic way. Illustrated, illuminated with humor, and informative.
Battle of Angels
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 620. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2012 by The Writers of the Apocalypse. Categories: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Fantasy, Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Manga
Malek was a warrior who lost the war, her lover and her soul all in the same battle. This covers her brief journey from battle, to jail, and finally to disclosure.
Whimsical Words and Dramatic Affairs
Price: Free! Words: 9,150. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2012 by The Writers of the Apocalypse. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Female authors, Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
Whimsical Words and Dramatic Affairs; A Book of Badly Written Poetry is a small collection of rhymes and creatively-penned thoughts by author (and comic artist) Katrina Joyner. These poems span from the horribly cheesy writings of a 16 year old teenager to the deeply-wounded wails of an abandoned single mother.
Cycles of Change
Price: Free! Words: 2,200. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2012 by The Writers of the Apocalypse. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Amateur naturalist
An old 2001 student essay about evidence of Global Warming.
Only the Innocent
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,750. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2011 by The Writers of the Apocalypse. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
A young woman named Bette is ruthlessly kidnapped as bait for a unicorn hunt. However, something unknown in the primal forest has other plans.
The Future of Powwow Dancing in Native America
Price: Free! Words: 2,500. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2011 by The Writers of the Apocalypse. Categories: Essay » Sociology
A short but comprehensive look at where powwow dancing comes from and where it seems to be going.
Tiptoe Through Time and Space
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,330. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2011 by The Writers of the Apocalypse. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A collection of short stories written over the span of thirty or more years. (The author lost count.) Some are bad. Some are even terrible. Some aren't bad at all. Step into the world of K. J. Joyner's wit, humor, and occasional drama with this collection.
-ologist at Large
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 340. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2011 by The Writers of the Apocalypse. Categories: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Comics
Ola Gist is a Native American archaeologist living in a cynical world where the human sciences reign. Inspired by the artist's time as a student and working in field archaeology.
The Heavenly Bride Book 1
Series: Heavenly Bride Books. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 2,270. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2009 by The Writers of the Apocalypse. Categories: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Romance, Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Manga
A dragon trapped in a human body befriends a mysterious girl only to fall into one-sided love. His wanton feelings keep him nearby even though if she found out he were also a vampire she may never want to see him again. Warning: HB is an amer-manga that reads left to right. It sometimes contains adult content.
The Life of Death
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 340. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2009 by The Writers of the Apocalypse. Categories: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Comics, Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Manga
A collection of quick sketches commenting on events that happened to the artist. They're sloppily drawn, they're funny, and they're (exaggerated) true stories. Maybe you can relate. NOTICE: This book is best read on larger ereaders with larger screens such as the Nook Color or Kindle Fire.
Black Wolf Silver Fox
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 151,840. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2009 by The Writers of the Apocalypse. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Five elf assassins are thrust into an epic power play. They must decide: obey their master or risk death to gain freedom?
There's Nothing Romantic About Washing the Dishes
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,050. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2009 by The Writers of the Apocalypse. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
A collection of short stories by Native American author Katrina Joyner. Inspired by real life, each tale has a hidden magic only reality can provide.
The Heavenly Bride Chapter 1
Series: The Heavenly Bride Chapter Books, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 850. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2009 by The Writers of the Apocalypse. Categories: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Manga, Fiction » Romance » General
Heavenly Bride is a manga-INSPIRED American romance. The first chapter - Lhung is a dragon trapped in a mortal body. He meets a girl who also has a secret. Drawn together they forge a friendship that must stand against their worlds. Adult rating notice: occasional episodes contain adult material. Best read on larger devices (Nook Color or larger).

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