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K. Aten

K. Aten
  • Genre:

    Supernatural Suspense Action & Adventure Contemporary Romance Paranormal Romance Romance Erotic Romance Historical Fiction LGBT Humor Science Fiction Fantasy
  • Country: United States
  • Books: 14
  • Profession: Author & Engineering Coordinator
  • Born: 22 September
  • Member Since: Mar 2018
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  • Followers: 312
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BIOGRAPHY

Award winning author and Michigan native, Kelly Aten brings heroines to life in a variety of blended LGBTQ fiction genres. She specializes in speculative fiction, focusing on extra-ordinary women who are as flawed as they are compelling. She's not afraid of pain or adversity, but loves a happy ending. Kelly's goal with each new novel is to make people #Think, #Feel, and #Discuss.

"Some words end the silence, others begin it."

2019 Golden Crown Literary Society (GCLS) Goldie winner: Waking the Dreamer - Science Fiction/ Fantasy

2018-2019 Rainbow Award for F/F Alternative: Waking the Dreamer - Science Fiction/ Fantasy

2019 Lesfic Bard Award winner: Burn It Down - Drama

2020 Lesfic Bard Award winner: Remember Me, Synthetica - Science Fiction

K. Aten's Books

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The Last Scion of Raby K AtenPublish: Dec 01, 2022Action & Adventure Romance LGBT Science Fiction
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Elemental Attraction (A Myth World Novel Book 1)by K. AtenPublish: Sep 01, 2021Romance LGBT Humor Fantasy
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Remember Me, Syntheticaby K. AtenPublish: Jul 01, 2020Romance LGBT Science Fiction
Children of the Stars
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Children of the Starsby K. AtenPublish: Jan 31, 2020Action & Adventure Romance LGBT Science Fiction
Burn It Down
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Burn It Downby K AtenPublish: Aug 01, 2019Romance LGBT
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The Fletcher (The Arrow of Artemis Book 1)by K AtenPublish: Dec 26, 2017Series: The Arrow of ArtemisAction & Adventure Historical Romance LGBT
The Sovereign of Psiere (Mystery of the Makers book 1)
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The Sovereign of Psiere (Mystery of the Makers book 1)by K. AtenPublish: May 31, 2019Series: Mystery of the MakersAction & Adventure Romance LGBT Science Fiction
The Lost Temple of Psiere (Mystery of the Makers Series Book 2)
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The Lost Temple of Psiere (Mystery of the Makers Series Book 2)by K. AtenPublish: Oct 30, 2020Series: Mystery of the MakersAction & Adventure Romance LGBT Science Fiction
Embracing Forever: (Blood Resonance book 2)
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Embracing Forever: (Blood Resonance book 2)by K. AtenPublish: Nov 01, 2019Series: Blood ResonanceSupernatural Suspense Paranormal Romance Erotic Romance LGBT
Running From Forever (Blood Resonance Book One 1)
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Running From Forever (Blood Resonance Book One 1)by K. AtenPublish: Feb 01, 2019Series: Blood ResonanceParanormal Romance Erotic Romance LGBT
Rules of the Road
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Rules of the Roadby K. AtenPublish: Feb 25, 2018Romance LGBT
The Sagittarius: Book 3 in the Arrow of Artemis Series
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The Sagittarius: Book 3 in the Arrow of Artemis Seriesby K. AtenPublish: Aug 28, 2018Series: The Arrow of ArtemisAction & Adventure Historical Romance LGBT
The Archer: Book Two in the Arrow of Artemis Series
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The Archer: Book Two in the Arrow of Artemis Seriesby K AtenPublish: Apr 02, 2018Series: The Arrow of ArtemisAction & Adventure Historical Romance LGBT
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Waking the Dreamerby K. AtenPublish: Jun 29, 2018Action & Adventure LGBT Science Fiction

K. Aten's Series in Order

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  • The Arrow of Artemis

    1 The Fletcher (The Arrow of Artemis Book 1) - Published on Dec, 20172 The Archer: Book Two in the Arrow of Artemis Series - Published on Apr, 20183 The Sagittarius: Book 3 in the Arrow of Artemis Series - Published on Aug, 2018
  • Mystery of the Makers

    1 The Sovereign of Psiere (Mystery of the Makers book 1) - Published on May, 20192 The Lost Temple of Psiere (Mystery of the Makers Series Book 2) - Published on Oct, 2020
  • Blood Resonance

    1 Running From Forever (Blood Resonance Book One 1) - Published on Feb, 20192 Embracing Forever: (Blood Resonance book 2) - Published on Nov, 2019

K. Aten's Awards and Achievements

    K. Aten has earned excellence awards over time. Here is the glimpse of the accolades clinched by the author.

  • 2021 Lesfic Bard Award - Fantasy
    2021

    Elemental Attraction (A Myth World Novel Book 1)

    award
  • 2020 Lesfic Bard Award - Science Fiction
    2020

    Remember Me, Synthetica

    award
  • 2019 Goldie Award - Science Fiction/ Fantasy
    2019

    Waking the Dreamer

    award
  • 2019 Lesfic Bard Award - Drama
    2019

    Burn It Down

    award

K. Aten Interview On 11, Aug 2022

"Award-winning author, Kelly Aten grew up in a large extended family of storytellers. Inspired by Xena fanfic, she wrote an original piece with a different take on the main characters. She specializes in speculative fiction bringing heroines to life. Kelly's goal with each new novel is to make people think, feel or want to talk about it with other people."
Tell us a little bit about your childhood and where you grew up.

I grew up poor in a rural area, but I had a large extended family of storytellers. They give me inspiration even today.

What inspired your first original story? Did you share the tale with anyone?

I was inspired by Xena fanfic. I wrote an original piece with a different take on the main characters and I had so much feedback telling me to publish, it took off from there.

Do you ever have writer’s block? How do you overcome it?

All the time. I practice writing polygamy. If I'm stuck on my current WIP, I either need to do more plotting, or I'll simply jump into another WIP and work for a while. Sometimes it will trigger ideas for my primary which will kick off my creativity.

What was your reaction to becoming the 2019 GCLS finalist with two novels?

Amazed and honored. But I was shocked when I actually won the Sci-fi/Fantasy Goldie award with one of those finalists. One of the peak points of my career. I've gone on to be a finalist every year since I started publishing but sadly the first year is my only win.

What are some rules to writing paranormal romance? What got you interested in this genre?

There are no rules for writing fantastical stories...other than to keep it believable on a world level. Stay consistent with your world and characters.

How did you get the idea for your book, Children of the Stars?

There were a number of authors who published Sapphic superhero fiction in the same year and it seemed like the "cool" thing to do at the time. I like powerful women and comic books so I contributed my own story.

How did you begin writing "The Arrow of Artemis" series? What challenges do you face while writing a series?

The Arrow of Artemis series was based on the Xena fanfic. The challenges with that series in particular was finding information about land, flora, fauna, social practices, etc from about 30 BCE. The thing that makes any series difficult is world building. Keep a lot of notes and a good information retrieval system. Be consistent, not just with land, words, events, and continuity, but with character personalities. Do they have a favorite saying or tic? Make sure you reflect that in each book. Also be sure to grow your stories and characters. Develop as you go and record everything.

What is the hardest thing about writing science fiction books?

Some may say the difficulty lies in research but I happen to like that part. I've been told I write heavy sci-fi with real or near-real science. That can be tricky to get correct without overloading the reader. Make your science comprehensive and deep, but believable and easy to understand.

What are some of your goals or what are some things you hope to accomplish through your books?

I write what I like to read. My favorite books will make me think, feel or want to talk about it with other people. Those are also my goals for every book I write, to make people #think, #feel, or #discuss.

Who is Jamie from "Rules of the Road" and what does this character mean to you?

The two main characters in Rules of the Road are both a mashup of me. The book is about breaking through stereotypes and finding a healthy relationship, despite having baggage from a toxic past. Moving on with someone new rather than wallowing in hurt.

How important do you think a book title is?

I think it's pretty important but it's also difficult to get right. My favorites are ones that the reader gets to a point in the book and has a lightbulb moment where they suddenly realize the origin of the book title.

Are there any other ideas brought by your friends that you hope to incorporate into different books in the future? What are you currently working on?

I'm inspired by my fellow writers. I see folks writing in genres that I love but haven't tried yet, then I want to write a book in that genre too. I'll use the cafeteria plan to build my characters. Taking different traits from people I know to build a character.

At the end of the day, what makes you most satisfied as an author?

Awards are great but there is something special about getting an email, a message, or other form of contact letting you know that you've really touched a reader, that you've made a difference. I love that.

When is writing hardest for you? What do you do to pick yourself up during those moments?

There are many things that make writing hard. When the world is busy, bad things happening, fighting with my spouse, being sick or tired, all of those contribute to writer's block and lack of motivation. I think the important thing is to ALLOW yourself to take some time for mental health. Cut yourself some slack and you'll come back better than before.

Who or what was it that first introduced you to AllAuthor? What are your thoughts and opinions on it so far?

I'm really not sure. I've been using the service for a number of years and love all the features here. I appreciate the care shown by staff and the constant improvement.

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      • There are a lot of elements that go into making a great tale. And I could talk about a lot of popular ones, such as tropes or themes, innovative plots, and the like. But that's all subjective with the content, and not everyone would agree that my personal view of the elements included within a novel are things that make it good. And therefore I can't say a book is necessarily good because of a popular element or trope. For me, the books that I love the most will contain one of three key triggers. Think, Feel, and Discuss. As both a reader AND a writer, I'm all about books that cause a strong reaction. My author motto is this: "Some books end the silence, others begin it". #Think, #Feel, #Discuss. My favorite books will elicit a strong response from me in one or more of those three categories.
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