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Kathlena L. Contreras

I've been writing pretty much forever. I wrote my first fantastic fiction, a story about a saber toothed tiger that encounters a time machine, at the age of 8. The story was three paragraphs long and was told from the point of view of the saber toothed tiger.

​​​​​​​Many hundreds of thousands of words later, and here I am, still writing about weird things. I have a thing for dark lords, dark heroes and antiheroes. I tend to root for villains, because they're usually a lot more interesting than heroes. But they have to be nuanced villains, not totally evil. I love variations on the Beauty and the Beast story, awkward courtships and slow-burn romances. Think "Pride and Prejudice," not 50 Shades. It's all about the relationship!

​​​​​​​ I live with my husband, dogs and assorted livestock above the valley at the edge of the woods east of Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, a place where the view goes on forever.

I also write as K. Lynn Bay.

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