S.K. Valenzuela


S.K. has been a lover of the written word since childhood, and she’s been writing stories for as long as she can remember. Her interest in the intertwining of history, mythology, and the artistry of language inspires much of her work, including the Silesia Trilogy and her next book, Son of Troy.

When she’s not writing novels, you can find her freelancing about writing and all things parenting. She also loves good music, chocolate, and playing with her kids.

She lives in Dallas, Texas, with her husband, six beautiful children, a stately cat, and a flock of backyard chickens.

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The Outworlder (Book I in the Silesia Trilogy)
Series: The Silesia Trilogy, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 84,570. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
An assassin haunted by her past. A desert world with no hope of a future. An evil collective bent on their total annihilation. Will virtuouso assassin Sahara Acwellan be able to convince the people who rescue her from the desert to rise up and fight for freedom, or will her brilliant career end in her death and their destruction?
The Artifex
Series: The Silesia Trilogy, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 124,090. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
The Lords of Askalon sent Sahara, Jared and Rafe to Halcyon in an attempt to renegotiate the terms of their debt. But the welcome they receive is not the one they expected. The team on Halcyon is scattered and the situation on Askalon unravels. And secrets and plots too long buried come creeping back to light. A slumbering evil has awoken, and the fate of all worlds now hangs in the balance.
The Lords of Askalon (Silesia Trilogy, Book II)
Series: The Silesia Trilogy, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 103,690. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
They gained their freedom. And lost everything. Jared and Sahara destroyed the Dragon-Lords, but not before the Dragon-Lords exiled their people into space. They gamble everything on a desperate rescue mission, but they learn that a new enemy, the Triumvirate, has risen from the Dragon-Lords' ashes. To save their people, will they fight for freedom once again? And what will be the cost this time?

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  • Down a Lost Road on Aug. 09, 2011

    I believe that when an author takes the time to develop a story, focusing on even the smallest details, the result is truly beautiful. Down a Lost Road is a gorgeous story. The descriptions are rich and lovely -- when you leave the world of the story, you can picture it again in your mind. But more than setting, the author is able to capture and represent inner landscapes as well: fear, hurt, confusion, courage, sorrow. It's also not often that you find an author who can actually invent a language for a fantasy world that is designed as a working language. Not many take the time, and fewer have the knowledge and the skill to make it work (lots of vowels and extra apostrophes do not a language make). J. Leigh makes it work, and it gives this story extra sophistication and depth. The story ends in such a way that it truly makes you anticipate the sequel. This reader can't wait to dive into Subverter!