Kristen S. Walker is a twenty-something writer, blogger, and nerd from San Jose, California.
She grew up in small towns in Northern California, running around barefoot in the woods and climbing trees with a notebook to write down stories. She lives with her family, including two rescued cats, in a house full of books.
She writes and self-publishes young adult fantasy novels.
When political demands and a pregnancy leave her unable to fight, the newly-appointed Duchess Korinna must find a different way to solve the mysterious monster attacks on her people. But the allies she’s come to rely on may not be able to save her when wyld magic takes an unpredictable turn.
Korinna is the daughter of the duke's mistress. When a magical plague threatens the countryside and her mother’s life, Korinna takes up the responsibilities of leading the estate. She begs the duke for help, but none comes, leaving her with difficult choices to save her mother and her people. Being the duke's daughter won't be enough to save her now.
Captain Mynta and her motley crew of monster hunters have fallen on hard times. To save her ship, she’s agreed to escort Mage Ameyron and his team of researchers to capture some of Seirenia’s deadliest monsters. To succeed, they’ll have to work together—but everyone on board has something to hide, and one has a secret that could doom them all.
Teen witch Rosamunde fights her criminal mother, Rosmerta, and the rebel Unseelie faction to save her sister, Akasha, and their home town before a magical portal between two worlds can destroy them all. But there's more secrets to uncover, and Rosa's loyalties to her friends and the Seelie Court is tested a final time when the Guardian of the Veil gives her a new opportunity. Part 3 of a trilogy.
Teen witch Rosamunde broke the spell her mother used to control her family and reported the illegal use of magic to the Faerie Court. So her mom became a fugitive from the law, taking Rosa's younger sister with her. When the faeries can't track them down, Rosa risks the dangerous Unseelie in her own search. But to save her sister, Rosa will sacrifice anything--maybe even what matters the most.
Captain Mynta welcomes the scholar mage on board her ship—only to find out that her newest client is more than she bargained for. Ameyron wants to get closer to his subjects than any monster hunter would dare. Tensions rise between crew and passengers who question the captain’s leadership. But when danger lurks beneath the ocean waves, Mynta must discover who is the traitor before time runs out.
What if you could make all of your friends happy with one little spell?
Rosa’s a teen witch, and she’s got a plan to use magic for something good. She’s already got an awesome boyfriend in Kai, but her friends aren’t so lucky. She plans to fix everything with a love potion, but love--and magic--aren't that simple. A short story between books 1 and 2 in the Fae of Calaveras series.
Born to a Fae mother and a human father, Ashleigh know her role is to marry the faeriekin Count’s heir, Glen, when they come of age. And Glen is the perfect knight: chivalrous, honorable, and kind. The only problem is that Ashleigh hasn’t fallen in love with her future husband yet. But when she finds out that Glen's knighthood test is a trap and his life is in danger, her feelings are tested.
When Rosamunde turned thirteen, she had to pass a test from the Faerie Court in order to gain the powers of a witch. But her simple test just got turned on its head when a mysterious old woman appeared and offered her a choice: forbidden powers or being eaten by monsters! This short story is a prequel to Small Town Witch, book 1 of the Fae of Calaveras trilogy.
In this short story, Meyra rebuilt her life after being abandoned by her abusive husband. As a hedge witch, she lives on the edge of a village that grudgingly accepts her. But then one night her husband returns to claim her again, and she must fight for her life against the man who was her first love and her worst nightmare.
Korinna learns that her father, the duke, has died in mysterious circumstances. He wanted her to marry his warlord, Galenos, and inherit his title. To avenge her father's death and take back the city, she must learn how to ride a marewing, all while facing political intrigue, lies, the dancing madness, and dangerous monsters.
Brothers Galenos and Varranor struggle to overcome prejudices in a big city and find work to support themselves. With few opportunities, they're tempted by rumors of a coming war and the need for warriors who can tame dangerous monsters.
Teen witch Rosamunde thinks she has it all: friends, parties, a happy family, and magic at her fingertips. But something dark lurks underneath the surface. When Rosa uncovers strange spells in her house, the illusion of the perfect life begins to crack, hinting at family secrets she never imagined.