Kira Harp


I've been writing since I could put words together. Early stories were about dolls and horses and kids who surmounted the odds and came home with a kitten. Gradually I learned about punctuation and point-of-view and my characters grew up. But real life came along, with forays into psychology and teaching and then a biomedical career and children. Writing happened in my head, for my own amusement, but didn't make it to paper.
Then several years ago, my husband gave me a computer. And my two kids were getting older and developing their own interests. So I sat down and typed out a story. Or two. Or three. Now I have adult novels published, and the chance to share some of my YA stories.

I currently write constantly, read obsessively, and share my home with my younger son, my amazingly patient husband, and a crazy, omnivorous little white dog. I can be found at my author page on Goodreads, and look forward to sharing many more stories with YA readers in the future.

Where to find Kira Harp online

Where to buy in print


Rainbow Briefs Volume 2
Price: Free! Words: 100,840. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian
Dragons don't care what gender you are. Some younger brothers really do save the planet. Three people can be the strongest shape. There's nothing quite like a gorgeous girl on a shape-shifting motorcycle. This second Kira Harp collection brings together LGBTQ teens in 21 stories of adventure, discovery, and romance, in fantasy, paranormal, contemporary, and SciFi settings.
Rainbow Briefs
Price: Free! Words: 72,640. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
A collection of fifteen stories, inspired by images from the Young Adult LGBT Books group. In these romantic, fantasy, and contemporary short stories, you'll find LGBTQ teenagers living their lives - experiencing first encounters, and long relationships, coming out, staying closeted, questioning, loving, having adventures, dealing with family, with prejudice, or with magic.

Kira Harp's tag cloud

adventure    asexual    bisexual    coming of age    coming out    contemporary    fantasy    gay    glbt    lesbian    lgbt    paranormal    romance    short story    transgender    young adult   

Smashwords book reviews by Kira Harp

  • And to All a Good Night (Life Lessons 1 1/2) on Aug. 16, 2011

    Damn, had to put in stars to get this posted. I kept your rating so as not to skew things: lolly jean, thank you so much for your eagle eye on this manuscript. (Several hundred other readers either failed to see this (I hope) or failed to mention it.) I have fixed the name error on the Smashwords manuscript and other postings, although some of the remote sites like B&N will take a couple of weeks to get the revision. I want to state that my MLR press editor, who so skillfully edited both the novels, had nothing to do with this freebie. The error was mine alone. At the time, I had no one I felt I could ask to do a beta read on a free m/m story so all the editing was my own. (Janet was the early name for Brenda, back when I started Life Lessons - don't know why it reoccurred when I suddenly added that passage. Brain freeze, I guess.) I'm sorry if it detracted from your enjoyment of the story. I'm like that too. Bad editing bugs me - even worse when it's my own! Anyone who cares to can re-download the new version here, since it is free. There's a lesson for other prospective new authors: as a last resort, blush hard and at least get your husband to look over your work (as I failed to do.) Private embarrassment being less painful than public screw-ups. Again, I appreciate the heads-up. -Kaje Harper