Working in the genre

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My Author Page

I am asking the questions today.  You know, THE questions? Who am I as a writer?  What am I?  And, if i can’t figure that out, how am i ever supposed to target the right agent?

I wonder if I am really a YA author.  Sometimes, when I look at the books that have come out of me so far, Brother Bewitched and Brain Biters,  I shake my head and think–  I don’t know that any teens would want to read this stuff.

In both books my characters are teens, and the stories are told through their eyes.  I am not some adult lecturing them about their lives, or pounding them with cliches they are old enough to know are just things adults say to hide their lack of real wisdom.

But maybe my books are too cold?   The characters not passionate enough?  Maybe I am dealing with things in a way that is alien or foreign to younger readers?

Maybe I am just too weird for any normal teen to relate to?

I have to confess, I did not read a lot of the books aimed at YA readers when I was of the age.   I wanted to be older and more serious, and so instead of reading Robert Cormier I read Stephen King.   Now, I later read Robert Cormier, and I felt like I had really missed the boat not reading him earlier, but even as a YA kid I didn’t think I was a YA kid.

So, maybe my books will never sell well to YA readers (or anyone else).   You know what?  I am going to keep writing anyway.   When I published my first book many years ago, (not YA and under a different pen name) I told myself I would be happy if one person read it and related.   It ended up selling about 300 copies, and I waited anxiously day after day, hoping one of those readers would submit a review.  Surely, one of them would be my reader, the one I imagined would read the book and know he or she wasn’t alone.  Someone else felt and thought the same things!

Well, that very first review came, an d it was terrible.  The person HATED my book, and they hated it so much they felt compelled to tell the WHOLE WORLD how much they hated it.

I felt destroyed, and for several days I moped around, thinking I would never write again.  Then, something amazing happened: a second reviewer posted a review directly refuting the first, defending my little book and praising it.

I can’t tell you how great it felt, because this was my one reader, and not only had they related, but had related so strongly they felt angry when someone attacked our book.

Since then, I have gotten good and bad reviews, and weird reviews that made no sense.  And as I reach the end of the essay, I realize that I still don’t know what kind of writer I am, or if my books are “really” YA books, as in really, really YA books.

But it doesn’t matter.   I write and write, and someone out there gets enjoyment from my work, and feels less alone, and so I do, too!

 

 

 

 

 

Brother Bewitched Now Available!!!

 

The day has finally arrived!!!!   Brother Bewitched is now available for sale on Kindle, paperback or via Lulu!!!!   Also, the wigaway is still ongoing until midnight, 8/18 EST, so please enter to win!!!!

Okay, folks.   Hope to hear back from some of you as you have time to read my story, but thanks to everyone for being you!   Here’s one more picture, and now I am on to my next project, which is already 15,000 words in the making!!!!

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Win a Wig!!!!

AKStore Wigs 32" 80cm Long Straight Anime Fashion Women's Cosplay Wig Party Wig With Free Wig Cap(Blonde)

Just something fun for the release week of Brother Bewitched, a YA TG Fantasy novel in which the primary male character ends up a girl with hair like the wig– so I am calling this the Serren wig.

Check out Brother Bewitched, the amazing new YA Fantasy book by TG Kadee! Enter sweepstakes to win a wig!https://giveaway.amazon.com/p/10efcd3737356064 #giveaway

Have fun and good luck!!!!!!

 

One Week Until Release Date!

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Bother Bewitched drops in ONE WEEK!  I am so psyched I can’t even tell you.   I had so much fun writing this book, and if readers have half as much fun reading it they will be having a blast as they turn each page!

If you want to get in on the special pre-sale, you can still do so!  Here is the link:

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This week, I will be posting some things talking about the world of The Shattered Isles, and maybe a few sneak peaks into the characters and some of my choices in telling the story.   So, please come back and see what’s up!

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Order Paperback and Get ebook Free!

Hey, people!   Too excited to wait for the release of Brother Bewitched in eBook form? Want it in just a few days?   Well, the paperback version is available NOW!   And, what’s more, when you buy the paper back you get the eBook for FREE!

The paper turned out so great.   Standard paperback sized, black ink on cream paper, it comes to a whopping 542 pages!  I am so proud of this book, and I bought a few for myself which I have lined up on my shelf ready to give as thanks to all those who helped me write.

So, buy it and read it today!  It is totally amazing!

Paper back links:

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Those are the only markets Amazon currently offers the KDP paperbacks!   So sorry to my other readers, but hopefully we will be able to get them all over the world soon!

 

Brother Bewitched Available for Pre-Order!

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Brother Bewitched plunges the reader into a world of nightmare pleasures!

A PunkBerry Award Winning Novel– YA fiction for people who hate YA Fiction.

Readers say, “Strong Storyline” and “Great Characters!”

This 324 page novel is Now Available for pre-order at a special discount price!   After release, the price will rise!  Order now!

Story

Crown Prince Serren lives to drink, smoke and bed women. His sister, Pattenia, longs to rule, but by law the crown passes to the eldest male heir. Pattenia seems doomed to live in her little brother’s shadow, until a strange new girl appears and offers her a choice: “Take what you want. Bewitch your brother, turn him into a girl, and declare yourself ruler of The Shattered Isles.”

Will Pattenia strip her brother of his sex, his name and his crown?

What does it mean to be boy? A girl? Brother Bewitched explores all this and more in a fantasy world setting full of booze, sex and drugs.

Special Pre-order edition at a special pre-order price and with a steamy, deleted scene only available pre-order! You should pre-order for sure! Do it now!

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