K. J. Joyner

Biography

K. J. Joyner (1971-she lives!) was born in Fernandina Beach, Florida to a Mohegan Brotherton 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 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.

When not working on writing or comic booking, she's on set somewhere acting out.

Smashwords Interview

Do You Really Like Being Interviewed?
Well, kinda. Here, it's fun! So contact me and ask me a question. If it's a valid one, I'll answer here. Let the fun commence! Hint: It helps if you're a fan.
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 buy in print

Series

Heavenly Bride Books
Lhung is a celestial dragon trapped in mortal form - and no one can see him. That is, until he meets the girl in the garden who can see him very well indeed. They both with their secrets forge an intimate friendship that can never blossom farther, even though Lhung desperately wishes it could. His love for her forces him to linger on despite emotional adversity and angry rivals. And even though, he often reminds himself, if she found out he were also a vampire she may never want to see him again. Warning: HB sometimes contains adult content.
The Heavenly Bride Book 1
Price: $7.99 USD.

Books

The Heavenly Bride Chapter 8
Series: The Heavenly Bride Chapter Books. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,390. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2015 by The Writers of the Apocalypse. Categories: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Manga » Romance
Glad that his friendship with Taus is repaired, Lhung must face down her fiance Jiu Liu. Meanwhile Taus is sent to the prison, Iron Mountain. Mature warning: some episodes have adult content. Best read on larger devices. Heavenly Bride is a manga-INSPIRED American romance. Reads left to right
The Heavenly Bride Chapter 7
Series: The Heavenly Bride Chapter Books, Book 7. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,000. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2013 by The Writers of the Apocalypse. Categories: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Manga » Romance
Lhung learns Taus's secret and abandons her when she needs him the most. Chancing him to be available, 'Na Mei swoops in! Mature warning: some episodes might contain adult content. Best read on larger devices (Nook Color etc.) Heavenly Bride is a manga-INSPIRED American romance. It reads left to right.
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 » Fantasy
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: Poetry » Female authors, 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.
Akashik: The Key to Survival - Scroll I, Chapter 1
You set the price! Words: 570. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2012 by The Writers of the Apocalypse. Categories: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Science fiction, Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Manga » Science fiction
Taus is on the run. All she wants to do is get her tattoo removed... maybe eat an ice cream without being bothered by the feds... which is why she was forced to steal a pirate ship.
Cycles of Change
Price: Free! Words: 2,200. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2012 by The Writers of the Apocalypse. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Amateur naturalist » Ecosystems & habitats / polar regions
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
(5.00 from 1 review)
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
(5.00 from 1 review)
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.
Moon Balloon
Price: Free! Words: 880. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2010 by The Writers of the Apocalypse. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Fine art » Individual artists / artists’ books, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Artists
Very simply, it's a collection of artwork by none other than Katrina Joyner. Years in the making!
The Heavenly Bride Chapter 3
Series: The Heavenly Bride Chapter Books, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 590. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2010 by The Writers of the Apocalypse. Categories: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Manga » Romance, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
A celestial dragon, trapped in a mortal body, struggles with life and friends while being forced to reveal the truth about his vampiric nature.
The Heavenly Bride Chapter 2
Series: The Heavenly Bride Chapter Books, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 560. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2010 by The Writers of the Apocalypse. Categories: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Manga » Romance
Lhung must leave the clinic or face his problems. __ Lhung is a dragon trapped in a vampire's body. This low-key Amer-manga follows his life as he adapts to the world and deals with a love he can never have.
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 » Romance
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 » Science fiction
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.
The Heavenly Bride Chapter 6
Series: The Heavenly Bride Chapter Books, Book 6. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 450. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2009 by The Writers of the Apocalypse. Categories: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Manga » Romance, Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Romance
Lhung is cornered in a face to face the the murderer on campus.
The Heavenly Bride Chapter 4
Series: The Heavenly Bride Chapter Books, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 570. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2009 by The Writers of the Apocalypse. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Romance
Lhung gets the job and moves on campus at the Academy of Mercy where Taus attends.
Black Wolf Silver Fox
Price: $4.99 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 5
Series: The Heavenly Bride Chapter Books, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 530. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2009 by The Writers of the Apocalypse. Categories: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Romance, Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Manga » Romance
Lhung's growing thirst is aggravated by a series of murders on campus.
The Heavenly Bride Chapter 1
Series: The Heavenly Bride Chapter Books, Book 1. You set the price! Words: 600. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2009 by The Writers of the Apocalypse. Categories: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Manga » Romance, Fiction » Romance » General
Lhung has a secret that he feels he must suffer with by himself. When confronted by a girl who sees him for what he truly is, he is torn between being with her or doing what he knows to be right.

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