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A huge fan of spooky stuff and shoes, S.K. Falls enjoys alternately hitting up the outlet malls and historic graveyards in Charleston, SC where she lives and imbibes coffee. Her husband and two small children seem not to mind when she hastily scribbles novel lines on stray limbs in the absence of notepads.
Since no writer’s biography is complete without mention of her menagerie of animals, you should know she has one dog that doubles as a footstool, a second that functions as a vacuum cleaner, and a cat that ensures she never forgets that her hands are, first and foremost, for pouring cat food.
S.K. Falls is represented by Thao Le of the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency.
Where to find S.K. Falls:
Her website: www.skfalls.com
A Day in the Life of… S.K. Falls
Hi there! Thank you so much for having me, Aislynn. I’m thrilled to talk to you today about what a typical day looks like for me. I write new adult speculative fiction, and I’m so excited to be here!
To begin, I, of course, need my java. Here’s a to-go cup from today; I ended up taking my kindergartner to school in the morning. My husband usually does this, so I don’t normally wake up this early (6:30 AM)! Let’s just say I much prefer wake-up calls of 8 AM or later. :)
Next, I sit down to write. And by “write” I mean check my usual social media accounts. There’s always something interesting happening on Twitter or Facebook or…you get the idea. But honestly, I like to get a major portion of my writing done before my son gets home from school. That way, there’s nothing hanging over my head the rest of the day! One of my most favorite writing tools? Scrivener! I recommend it to everyone I know who’s thinking about tackling a big project like a school paper.
The evenings are spent with my family. I have two kids and an awesome husband, and I’m very lucky they’re all super supportive of my career! My son already writes “books” that he has me staple together, and my daughter is set on becoming a writer when she grows up.
So there you have it! It’s nothing fancy, and definitely not glamorous, but I love having a creative career. Thanks for having me!
After I left for college, I thought I’d never see Eden again. But I found myself headed back four years later, destitute and unable to find a job anywhere else. Still, I was adamant nothing would keep me there for long.
Then I met the intoxicating Dax Allard. Copper-colored eyes, skin that emanated an exceptional heat, and a host of strange talents… It wasn't long before I was drunk on him.
But Dax’s past was darker than mine, teeming with ancient secrets. Falling for him could cost me my life.
I had two choices: walk away or deal with the perilous consequences.
It was no choice at all.
Everything Cara touches seems to fall to pieces. The Astaroth have refused to help, Marion and his clan are still at large, and to top it all off, her best friend James is missing.
When he finally does return, James has changed. Cara’s knows there’s something very wrong with him, but she’d never guess in a million years that that something will change their friendship forever.
As if that’s not enough, Marion’s clan is closing in, and they have her locked in their sights. But at least her relationship with Dax is something she can count on. …Right?
When the enemy is everywhere and ancient secrets run rife, there are very few you can—or should—trust…
By now Cara knows nothing in Eden is ever as it seems. What she doesn’t know is that her own past is shrouded in ancient secrets…
In season 3, Cara must deal with not just her recent heartbreak, but also her destiny—and the fact that she is the Named. There are decisions to be made, decisions that might just seal the fate of her and Dax’s relationship once and for all…
Humanity’s fate rests on her inexperienced shoulders. Is she ready?
An anthology that explores what humans are made of when society falls to its knees. Darkest Worlds includes six original novellas by award-winning authors and best sellers of Young Adult and New Adult Dystopia.
All proceeds go to Girls Write Now, a charity that promotes literacy of inner-city girls.
Nessa: A Breeders Story by Katie French, author of The Breeders: Eighteen-year-old Nessa knows what it’s like to be an endangered species. Growing up in a dying world where nine out of ten babies are born male, she survives by trusting no one. When Marlin, the nineteen-year-old gunslinger, kills the man who has been keeping her enslaved, Nessa decides he might be her meal ticket. What she doesn’t realize is love is still possible, even in their decimated world.
MOON by S.K. Falls, author of World of Shell and Bone: Loyalty. Obedience. Patriotism. Moon Stewart has no doubt that the New Amanian way of life is the right way. The only way. But was there ever a time when she felt differently? In this companion novella to the dystopian bestseller World of Shell and Bone, the secrets of Moon's past are revealed, giving readers a glimpse into the mind of their favorite antagonist.
The First Unforgivable Thing by Zoe Cannon, author of The Torturer’s Daughter: When a dissident working undercover as an interrogator is ordered to torture a confession from the only girl he’s ever loved, he chooses to defy both the totalitarian regime and the resistance by helping her escape—but she has an agenda of her own...
The Keeper by A.G. Henley, author of The Scourge, a finalist for the Next Generation Indie Book Award: Peree knows his duty as the new Keeper of the Water Bearer, Fennel, is to make sure his people get every drop of their share of the water she collects when the flesh-eating Scourge roam the forest. He will motivate her, distract her, do anything he can to keep her working. He knows his duty is to his people and his people alone. What he doesn’t know is that he's falling in love with her.
Survival Lessons by Kate Avery Ellison, author of Frost: A young Farther prisoner named Eva escapes into the monster-filled wilderness of the Frost with a band of fellow inmates, all of whom are harboring secrets...but little do they know that Eva has secrets of her own. Set in the world of The Frost Chronicles.
clean slate complex by Megan Thomason, author of the daynightseries: Homeless Alexa Knight agrees to help the do-gooder non-profit The Second Chance Institute in return for medical care for her sick mother. The SCI is wooing the poor and downtrodden into their Clean Slate Complexes--where "everything is provided" from jobs to food, shelter, clothing, and education. Unfortunately, as with all things that sound too good to be true, there's a catch...