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Kayt Ludi is an author of short stories, poetry, a novella, and now the first novel in a new series - with both a poetry collection and a second novel set to be published in 2020. She is also currently seeking an illustrator for a couple of children's books she's written (if that's you, please get in touch).

Native to California, she now resides with her 5 small, yappy, poorly behaved dogs, in the Arizona high desert; where the site of winter snow on a cactus is not unusual. In her youth she wanted to be an archaeologist, but became an English major in college (for 96 units worth of her degree) before switching to Humanities. Go Jacks (Northern Arizona University Lumberjacks)!

She enjoys baking, travel, photography, and gardening. Her DVR is full of British detective shows, sharks, ghosts, Stephen Colbert, and Chopped. She is an evangelist for the Oxford comma, admits an addiction to tea, and can successfully write anything except a normal author bio.


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Book Review - Three Tides - Part 4

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New blog content coming ... really ;-)

Ok, since I've been kind of neglecting my blog lately (Bad blogger!), I've decided to try something new here. Last semester I included book reviews and commentary for what I was reading in some of my classes. Since I'm taking a film class this semester, I've decided to share the commentary I'm writing for that class on here as well. Why not? They're all stories I'm experiencing in some fashion. They're all reactions and thoughts I'm having as a result. Who says I can review or comment on a book, but not a film? Not me ;-)

The best laid plans ...

So this summer has gone to hell in a handbasket. I  had planned to get my "novella" (in quotes because of its awkward length), Fall On Landing out in June, but tomorrow starts Aug and it's not up yet. Part of the reason is because I tried to hire someone off Fiverr to do the cover, and it didn't work out. I had an idea, expressed in both writing and a sketch, but didn't trust my skills to do it myself. After that fail, I decided, despite not having done much painting since I was a teenager, to give it a go. What I created isn't quite the Old Masters epically nuanced version I had in my head, but I like it enough to use it. So, a couple weeks ago I finished it and ran it through the Canva site to make a cover. Now, I'm just trying to decide between two covers I made.  Anyone up for a poll? I feel one coming on 😉 I've decided to start two different series, and I had planned to get book one in each series at least written this summer. Now, I'm hoping