The Known World


For those of us who need maps.

Some of these will be re-imagined for the second book. I have my work cut out for me, but I think it’s still cool to have an idea of what the world looks like as you read the first book.

Named World

The Golden IsleTerra and Caeliam

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Katie lives in Moorhead, MN with her husband, one cat and best dog, Howard. Her cat, after four years, has still not forgiven her for getting a dog, but such is a cat’s life. Dogs are crosses they must bear. Katie grew up on a dairy farm in rural Minnesota where the wheat and barley fields rolled in the summer wind like ocean waves, and where the snow storms wailed like banshees in the winter. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing, with a Minor in History from Minnesota State University of Moorhead, then she quickly learned how to answer a phone politely and how to document process so she could eat. She loves watching Netflix, knitting, crocheting, spinning, felting slippers, and wishes she had sheep…or Angora rabbits. Just one Angora rabbit. She would name that rabbit Sir Floofer Flops the III, because surely, he would come from a very old dignified family. Katie enjoys listening to Audible and teaching herself new languages. In the summer, she attempts to, and would like to believe she succeeds at, keeping all the plants in her garden alive, possibly with the help of foreign swear words — what the neighbors can’t understand, won’t hurt them.

2 thoughts on “The Known World”

  1. I really loved the story and characters! Your grandma, Glenna, told me about your book while I was doing her hair. I downloaded it while she was still at the shop! I love local authors and this book did not dissappoint. I can’t wait to find out Lashers story! Thank you!

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    1. This is so exciting! Thank you, Alice! I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed the first book. If you would be so kind, please leave a review for Yasha on the amazon page here. The more reviews Yasha gets, the higher up in Amazon’s ranking she will go, and more people will get to read her book.

      I’m so excited that you enjoyed my first book. Thank you so much for your support!


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