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Kathie Scrimgeour writes under the pseudonym KJ Scrim. She is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder. In addition to serving on the Board of Directors with Pikes Peak Writers, she is also the Managing Editor of Writing from the Peak (PPW’s blog) and the Project Manager of PPW’s first anthology, Fresh Starts. Her inspiration for blogging, flash fiction, short stories, and the long haul of novel writing comes from her many life experiences. You can follow her on her website, KJScrim.com and on Facebook. When she’s not writing you can find her somewhere in Colorado skiing, hiking, or rock climbing.
“I have been writing something ever since I can remember. I wrote glorious poems in school (in my 15 year old mind they were glorious), travel stories for Things Asian, and crazy cooking tips in a local newspaper, The Mountain Connection. I also spent 15 years in the photography industry. Today, I write fantasy, fiction, and a bit of cozy mystery. I am working on my debut fantasy novel, Murder in Sulpher Gulch a cozy mystery worth tripping over.”
FREE STUFF! Yes, there are free short stories here for your reading pleasure. I hope you get a kick out of them. These are meant only for your reading pleasure. There are copyrights on all stories posted here so please be considerate of the copyright laws. I don’t mind sharing, just ask first. Do not steal.
As a writer I have learned so much from many, many resources. I have met authors who have freely shared their knowledge with me. On Writing is my way to pass it forward to others who may just be starting out, or writers who are looking for bits and pieces of writing knowledge to add to their arsenal.
I love talking with other authors about their work and who they are. As a young reader I was curious about the person behind the pages. Were they magicians in a castle waving a wand with streams of words flowing from it? Do they hide in a dark rooms surrounded by mountainous stacks of books as they toiled at a monstrous typewriter? Do their eyes bulge with each new found verse? What sort of madmen are behind the crafting of a book, story, or poem? Let’s get together with a few authors and find out.
Reviews are my personal pondering about a story. I write reviews based on my own thoughts as to how the book or story struck me. I might pick your book apart, throw it away, or read it in a single sitting and beg you to send me the next installment. I welcome requests for a review, but be aware (or beware) that I write what I feel and I do not guarantee a pretty picture. If you would like me to review a piece for you, please send it to: kjscrimwriter(at)gmail(dot)com. (The obligatory disclaimer: The content of a review is a personal statement and does not represent the views of this blog, or anyone associated with it. Any review that is deemed inappropriate will be removed if reasonable cause is presented in writing. As a reviewer I might find a little bad buried in a ton of good, but I also do not go out of my way to slander anyone’s work. I make every attempt to find the good that is always there.)
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