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Kim McDougall

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  The kelpies are here!  Every book birthday, I am always amazed that I survived the editing, formatting and general madness that surrounds a new release. For this one, I would particularly like to thank my editor, Elaine Jackson, for being my sounding board and helping me to plaster t...

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  Valkyrie Bestiary Book 5 is almost here! And I’m thrilled to finally be able to show off the new cover. Critter wrangler rule #13: Where there’s one carnivorous horse, a herd will follow.   Kyra Greene, pest-controller of fantastic beasts, is moving into her new digs. ...

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Happy Book Birthday!

Grimalkins Don’t Purr releases today! It’s the second day of fall. The weather here is rainy and blustery, but it’s always sunny in the Nether! That’s where everyone’s favorite dervish has disappeared to. Kyra will seek help from her father to find him. The only s...

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I’ve been sitting on this surprise for a while, but I can finally give it a big shout out! There’s a new Valkyrie Bestiary tale in town and for a limited time, you can download it free! The Last Door to Underhill A Valkyrie Bestiary Tale In the last hours of the Flood Wars, a...

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Book 4 of the Valkyrie Bestiary is coming September 23, 2021! In Grimalkins Don’t Purr, Kyra Greene is out of this world—literally. Jacoby, her fire dervish, has been lost in the Nether for weeks. Only Kyra can save him, but not without help from her estranged father. The proble...

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Book 4 of the Valkyrie Bestiary Series is coming Fall 2021! As soon as I have cover art, I’ll have a more definite date.  But I can officially release the new title. Ready for it? (Drum roll…) GRIMALKINS DON’T PURR And what is a grimalkin, you might ask? Here&rs...

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After decades of writing, I’ve left many good bits and pieces on the cutting room floor, so to speak. Sometimes, it’s just a snippet of description or a conversation. Some could be backstory that I needed to write for me to understand a character. Other times an entire chapter n...

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Launch Day Fun

Today is the day! I’m thrilled to finally introduce you to Kyra, Ollie, Mason, Angus and the whole gang from Dragons Don’t Eat Meat. I can’t wait for you to dive into this new world. I hope you have as much fun reading it as I did writing it.    A pest-controller ...

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I Brake for Snails

Despite my protesting knees, I try to walk every day. And since there is a lovely wooded path nearby, I often see critters–squirrels, chipmunks and bunnies, but I’ve also seen a mink, a raccoon, geese, herons, salamanders, snakes and many, many snails. They come out after it rains an...

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Book 1 of the Valkyrie Bestiary series will be launching August 15th, 2020. Pre-orders are now available for only $3.99. The price will go up after launch, so be sure to pre-order yours now!  Want to see the full paperback cover? Click HERE. It’s worth it, trust me. The cover artist...

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Psst. Title Reveal...

I just hit “The End” on the rough draft of my next book. It feels so good that this first book in the new Valkyrie Bestiary series officially has a title.  Drum roll please…..Here it is: Dragons Don’t Eat Meat In the next few months, I’ll polish it up...

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