KN Schultz

Biography

I'm a weird unknown American writer of books, tales, and unmentionables. What I make is art.

Smashwords Interview

Why give your books away for free?
I believe that some forms of art need to be free and that the reader should have the option to support the author as they see fit, without emptying their coffers or feeling coerced into doing so. The internet has become too congested with companies, media, and people of all walks of life, battling for online consumer dollars. Money is nice to have, but sharing ideas and inspiration are so much more valuable to me.
In the past, I have sold my digital titles. I experimented to make certain that giving away free digital books was what truly worked the best for me and my readers. And so far it is.
Selling eBooks drove me mad and made me unstable, a menace to myself and my readers. In order to sell online, you must be aggressive. I'm not and have zero desire to do so. Giving away freebies keeps me calmer and more collected, focusing on what I really love and what I want to accomplish as a writer and publisher, focusing my efforts on physical bound paper tomes.
For my readers, they can get my books on their electronic devices for free. They don't have to spend a fortune to read my books in the format of their choice. And that's very important to me. Too many publishers, retailers, and authors encourage the over-inflated pricing of digital titles. Readers need free titles to discover new authors and to support them uninhibited.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I don't compromise in my writing. My books, my way. Which is why I'm not popular. I don't want to follow trends or pyramid scams or social media followers or any of the other crimes against humanity authors have to do in order to be mainstream published.

Everything I write is a piece of me. To share that is to vivisect myself. Best to leave such matters in my own cruel hands than in the inept ones of greedy charlatans.
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Books

The Great Cataclysm
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Series: Abominable Fictions, Book 8. Price: Free! Words: 2,780. Language: American English. Published: March 12, 2015. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Lost in the City's celebration of unrelenting war with the Inking Beasts of the Rivers, a disgruntled Citizen looks to drown his misery in fermented spirits, finding himself traveling to the independent and unsavory borough of the City where he finds his bottle and spreads his anti-patriotic nature with a reading of Bard Alexander's truthful and scathing poem, The Great Cataclysm.
Of the Olden Days
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Series: Abominable Fictions, Book 7. Price: Free! Words: 3,690. Language: American English. Published: March 7, 2015. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
In the New World, the war against the dark inking unnatural infestation of evil in the River waters and the walled Cities drags on. A fighting anthem is needed. An Apprentice Bard takes on that challenge, finding out some ugly truths about the Great Cataclysm and the start of the war.
Inking Afoot
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Series: Abominable Fictions, Book 6. Price: Free! Words: 2,270. Language: American English. Published: March 5, 2015. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
In the New World, the dark inking infestation of utter evil moved from water onto land, specifically within the walled fortresses labeled Cities. Justine, a rogue Goblin from a realm beneath the Cities and infected River, comes to the wall dividing the Citizens from monsters. A strange Holy Man appears to make her a pact to build machines to purge the monsters from the City. Instead, she fights.
Clockwork Fishing
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Series: Abominable Fictions, Book 5. Price: Free! Words: 2,450. Language: American English. Published: February 23, 2015. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
In the wicked world of contaminated water, walled city living, and fishing derricks, two fish mongers break in an apprentice with his first repair trip across infested river waters to the giant net fishing automaton on a platform. To their chagrin, disaster strikes as they battle beast and breaking machinery. With a daring rescue, only one survives, to discover a secret among the monsters.
Slutty Potatoes
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Series: Boring Non-Fictions. Price: Free! Words: 1,030. Language: American English. Published: February 6, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Health & healing / gluten-free
Sometimes, we need get stuck in the limited mindset of cooking only from a preordained list of recipes. Our impromptu culinary skills are severely lacking at times as we focus more on cost, time, and ease rather than taste and decadence. And potatoes often suffer from our boring ways. We need some inspiration. We need some bawdy spuds. Hence this collection of potato recipes.
Inking Ashore
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Series: Abominable Fictions, Book 4. Price: Free! Words: 3,540. Language: American English. Published: February 3, 2015. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
When the world's water lies infected and must be filtered of inking water demons, a crew of brave workers of witchery and science decide to liberate the fluid of life for all with a soldier's plan to exorcise the demons. But when their leader falls during the operation, Rat, a sewer alchemist, and Nails, a sorcerer forge master, must rescue her from the demons insatiable evil.
Bastard Bread
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Series: Boring Non-Fictions. Price: Free! Words: 1,930. Language: American English. Published: February 3, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Health & healing / gluten-free
As the need for gluten-free recipes grows, so does the need for grain-free ones. The following is a simple set of grain-free recipes based on coconut flour intended for those of us with gluten intolerance. As there is no grain involved in these recipes, they're relegated to the realm of traditional bread's illegitimate bastards.
Spectres of the Owls
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Series: Abominable Fictions, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 2,890. Language: American English. Published: January 2, 2015. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Amongst the unforgiving wilds between post cataclysmic cities, the guardians against the inking black evil, the owls begin to nest, for a permanent sedentary lifestyle as their metal feathers and cogs rust from the lack of scheduled preventative maintainence. The owls' cleaner is missing, leaving the important task to a feeble minded old sorcerer to collect the Polisher's tools and save humanity.
Eight Basic Gluten-Free Soups
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Series: Boring Non-Fictions. Price: Free! Words: 2,840. Language: American English. Published: December 23, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Health & healing / gluten-free
Soup stands as one of the basic cornerstones of cooking and eating. Gluten-free soup can be made simple and nutritious by anyone by using basic recipes and rudimentary skills. Enclosed are some recipes.
Geared Corpse Lovers
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Series: Abominable Fictions, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 2,930. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Within a city, a pair of lovers, brought back from the dead with mechanical salvation, enter a forbidden occult library to find the incantations and spells to forever split their flesh from the dilapidated machines commanding their bodies. They suffer from immense age that rots and wears away the gears, cogs, and alloys of their internal machines. They opt for the dark arts.
Six Basic Gluten-Free Doughs
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Series: Boring Non-Fictions. Price: Free! Words: 1,550. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Health & healing / gluten-free
Gluten-free baking needs to be simple, digestible, and yeast-free. Anyone can, with rudimentary cooking skills, knead together a simple gluten-free dough. Less emphasis on imitating traditional yeast bread allows for simple, wholesome and digestible ingredients to work their delicious voodoo to keep their daily bread.
Mechanical Afterlife
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Series: Abominable Fictions, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 3,510. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Ratchet Jack, a dock repairman and survivor of a river attack by the dark beasts that control it, finds himself ill and in need of crossing the dark beast infested river to settle his past with the notable tavern wench Osana. With the inventive help of Nimble Tom, they cross the river to find the ugly truth behind Jack's mysterious survival.
Cadaver Mundus Tales: War Crimes
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Series: Cadaver Mundus Tales, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 153,680. Language: American English. Published: June 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Trial begins for those gods, angels, and machines involved in Loki's War as well as the Great War. The guilty are punished severely for creating the Change, the cataclysm that creates the New World. Sides form for the next series of battles as Ignatius hunts and kills all of Victor's girls from before the Change and the Hungry Hound finds its crew in the Desert Territories vice town of Pleasure.
Cadaver Mundus Tales: Loki's War
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Series: Cadaver Mundus Tales, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 206,200. Language: American English. Published: June 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Book two in Cadaver Mundus Tales Series. With the Celts' engines of war initiated, the planes of existence begin to falter as Loki seeks his own vengeance against Lucifer in his own war amongst the gods and Archangels. The Celts return in battle as the fabric of the space time continuum crumbles, creating havoc that only the Celts' engines of war can repair.
Legend of the Undead Santa
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Price: Free! Words: 7,060. Language: American English. Published: June 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Murdered and resurrected from the dead, Santa finds himself the victim of a deranged stalker that has taken over his life and threatens to destroy Christmas forever.
Cadaver Mundus Tales: Engines of War
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Series: Cadaver Mundus Tales, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 204,460. Language: American English. Published: June 13, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Wicked bloodthirsty war worse than Ragnarok erupts amongst the universe by Loki's hand as he raises dead gods by unleashing the infernal man made serpent to bring forth genocide and vengeance. The Celts will rise again, the undead will stalk the living, the unholy will infect with plague, the angels and weak will die and the engines of war will murder.

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  • Nomads of the Gods on June 20, 2013

    Wonderfully savory epic saga not too space opera and not to Draconian. Well worth any price if it continues. Can't wait for more. I want to live on Gorn.