Author Archives: K. Reed

About K. Reed

Romance author with a twist. Too many post-apocalyptic stories, movies, and what-ifs crowded her head, and K Reed decided to do something about it. So she plotted one out, decided an historical post-apocalyptic romance was the way to go, and wrote that one instead. A lover of all things historical, of strong heroes with equally strong heroines, and of sexy pirates, she’s going to explore the dystopian world of plague-ridden 1804 and the gritty criminal element of Victorian England. Luckily she has an understanding family, supportive friends, and a day job that offers her the flexibility she needs to plot, plan, and write. Sure, one day she’d like to travel the country in search of fantastic storylines and great locale pictures, but for now she’ll stick to the east coast and the internet. @kreedauthor

Things I’ve learned in writing

No matter how ready you think the story is, leave it for a month then go over it again. Have someone read it who isn’t necessarily a fan of the genre you write to ensure a captive audience. Make sure … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Expendables 2

Self-referential, cheesy, dialogue-light, and not nearly as enjoyable as the first one. Of course that one had a lot to live up to, what with its plot and character-development, meager though they both were. Yes I laughed at this one, but … Continue reading

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Which would you chose?

In a post-apocalyptic world given the choice between 2 items, which would, or could, you choose? Toilet paper? or Water filters?

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In the news: book sales

From Publisher’s Weekly: Total book sales fell 2.5% in 2011, to $27.2 billion…unit sales rose, however, up 3.4%, to 2.77 billion with the discrepancy due to higher sales of lower-priced e-books. The increase in the sale of e-books was the … Continue reading

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Friday Five: Saving bookstores!

How to Save Bookstores: The article actually lists 8, then there’s a 29 photo spread on various points, but I liked these 5 the best: Be dedicated to community outreach. Serve as a gathering place for creative events and social events. … Continue reading

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In a post-apocalptic world would you rather…

Have toilet paper or soap? (I’d add a picture but I can’t find any royalty free ones!)

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Friday 5: Pirating is illegal!

Sure, we all love free. Free is great, right? Except when it hurts others. You think pirating a book doesn’t hurt anyone? Wrong. Of all published authors in this world, about 1% of them make what Danielle Steel, Nora Roberts, … Continue reading

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In the news…Harlequin lawsuit

When I decided to self-publish Dark Inheritance: Fallen Empire, it wasn’t my first choice. I did my research, dutifully shopped my story around to several publishers all with the same response: We love your writing but we can’t market a book like … Continue reading

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Pictures-China’s past

I don’t write Chinese romances, and probably never will. But I find the past fascinating, and this BBC pictorial slide show is a glimpse into China’s past. As it says in the beginning, most historical photographs were destroyed in General … Continue reading

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RT Review

This look at an alternate reality — where England is left in chaos after a plague has severely reduced the population — is complex and thought-provoking.

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