About

march-34-2Let’s keep it short:
K.A. Doore writes fantasy – mostly second world, mostly novels – with a touch of horror and a ton of adventure.

That was too short. Maybe a little more?
K.A. Doore grew up in Florida, but has since lived in lush Washington, arid Arizona, and cherry-infused Michigan. While recovering from climate whiplash, she’s raised chickens, learned entirely too much about property assessment, photographed cacti, and now develops online trainings, none of which has anything to do with – or perhaps has everything¬†to do with – her BA in Classics.

Okay but for real now, tell us about yourself:
Well if you’ve stuck it through those two bios, I guess you really want to know. Hi, I’m Kai – I enjoy long runs around the lake, dramatic thunderstorms, that tnk-tnk-tnk sound the vacuum makes when you’re cleaning up a real mess, frost on spiderwebs, and the warm, inviting smell of coffee brewing at 5am.

I started writing in 5th grade and haven’t stopped. Being an author was never really in question – how to afford the kind of lifestyle in which I actually have sufficient time to write, however, has. While I’ve yet to achieve that particular goal, I’ve dabbled in many dayjobs and continue to add to my growing pile of occasionally useful trivia. I’m a jack of all trades and master of none, but I’m very good at that job.

Although I haven’t lived there in over ten years, I’m a Floridian at heart and always will be. I received my BA from New College of Florida in Foreign Languages and Classics, where I wrote about Gothic identity, wandered barefoot for four years, and met my wife. From Florida we both moved to Seattle, and from Seattle we both moved to Tucson, where my Way Awesome wife finished her PhD in microbiology.

Now we live with our two (2) cats and one (1) small human in Mid-Michigan.

Check out the Blatherings tab for more about my daily goings-ons and current projects.

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