K.Z. Morano


K.Z. Morano is a writer, a beach bum, and a chocolate addict. She writes anything from romance and erotica to horror and SF, F, and WTF. Her stories have appeared in various publications over the past few months. Her first horror story collection, “100 Nightmares” will be released this April.


Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I'm a certified bibliophile... and it started when I was a kid. I can't remember which story I first fell in love with but I'm certain that it started with "Once upon a time..." Lost in volumes of fairy tales, I existed in a world of my own creation where memories were painted in colors that no toy nor playmate nor amusement park could ever have duplicated.
When did you first start writing?
I first started writing fiction on my blog about a year ago. After gaining a good audience and receiving encouragement from readers, I kept on writing. August last year (2013), I submitted a micro-fiction piece to a contest and got my story, "The Baobab", published in a book. That was when I decided to start writing horror. My stories have been included in several horror anthologies and magazines over the past few months.
Right now, I'm still trying to find my genre while enjoying the whole process. :)
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100 Nightmares
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,580. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
100 Nightmares by K.Z. Morano is a collection of 100 horror stories, each written in exactly 100 words, and accompanied by over 50 illustrations. Inside, you’ll find monsters—both imagined and real. There are vengeful specters, characters with impaired psyches, dark fairy tales and stories and illustrations inspired by bizarre creatures of Japanese folklore.

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Smashwords book reviews by K.Z. Morano

  • Giselle on Jan. 20, 2014

    I’ve had the pleasure of reading a few stories from this author before, so I expected no less than quality content. And guess what, Giselle did not disappoint! The plot was very engaging that I finished the story in one sitting. Definitely worth reading.
  • Suicide in Tiny Increments on June 26, 2014

    Suicide in Tiny Increments took me for a wild ride. The story was unlike anything that I’ve ever read before. While going through the pages, I felt like a voyeur taking a peek at the lives of pathetic, twisted, demented, and very interesting characters. I laughed, gasped, cringed, shook my head, and laughed some more as Daniel Long’s life turned from mundane to mind-boggling. I won’t give away any spoilers but I’ll say this-- It’s the kind of story that makes you want to look twice at the loser sitting at the bus station or at the coffee shop and wonder what kind of perversions and dark secrets he might harboring beneath that dull face. I loved the author’s take no prisoners writing. This novel was a product of wit, twisted humor, and bold descriptive skills. An entertaining read from start to finish. Seriously, with the right actors to play the part of the sick, sad—but certainly intriguing-- characters, I can easily see this as a satisfying tragicomedy film.