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Kay L Moody

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Kay L Moody is proud to be a young adult fantasy author. Her books feature exciting plots with a few magical elements. They have lots of adventure, compelling characters, and sweet romantic sub-plots. Most of her books have a dystopian flair. They include a variety of technology levels and lots of diversity in characters.

Kay lives in the western United States with her husband and four sons. She enjoys summertime, learning new things, and doing her nails.

Kay has been writing for years, and in 2018, finally decided it was time to publish. She loves books because they provide an escape from the world. She writes so that her books can provide both entertainment and edification. She believes that no matter how difficult life gets, a happy endin
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Kay L Moody My best advice is to finish! It took me six years to write my first book, so I definitely understand how hard that first draft can be. But no one can …moreMy best advice is to finish! It took me six years to write my first book, so I definitely understand how hard that first draft can be. But no one can read your book unless you have a book. No matter how far from perfect it is, do your best to finish the first draft. And when your whole book is done and edited, move on to the next book.(less)
Kay L Moody Truth Seer started out as a picture in my head. Most of it I used, some of it had to be adjusted as the story unfolded. In that picture, a girl crept …moreTruth Seer started out as a picture in my head. Most of it I used, some of it had to be adjusted as the story unfolded. In that picture, a girl crept through dark hallways with dangerous traps. Everything was opposite of the way it looked: the good things were bad and bad things were good. Only the girl could see what was really in the hallways and she had to convince the others with her to not be afraid. A small crop of daisies looked friendly and inviting, but they were actually poisonous spikes that would instantly kill anyone who touched them. Also, in one room sat the most comfortable bed in the world. But instead of a bed, it looked like a deep, never ending pit. Everyone had to put complete trust in this girl who could tell it was actually safe. That picture sparked more ideas and many things fell into place.

Besides that picture, the very first scene I imagined was the one that takes place in Chapter 25. Basically the entire story and conflict revolves around that scene. It was a lot of fun to write it like that!

The second book comes out January 7, 2019! :)(less)
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Sneak Peek to The Elements of Kamdaria

What's an author to do when she finishes one book series? Write a new one, of course! I'm so excited to introduce my new series, The Elements of Kamdaria. Get ready for a sneak peek of epic proportions including a book description, character description, and excerpt!

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“The Judge transported Darius and I to that chamber”
Kay L Moody, Truth Seer

“Maybe it was his eyes or mouth, or the way he held his shoulders, but somehow, he looked amused by her sudden appearance. No, not just amused but also pleased.”
kay l moody, River Gate

“She was defender of Kamdaria, and she had to do what she could, no matter the consequences.”
Kay L Moody, River Gate

“Give me all of you!!! I don’t want so much of your time, so much of your talents and money, and so much of your work. I want YOU!!! ALL OF YOU!! I have not come to torment or frustrate the natural man or woman, but to KILL IT! No half measures will do. I don’t want to only prune a branch here and a branch there; rather I want the whole tree out! Hand it over to me, the whole outfit, all of your desires, all of your wants and wishes and dreams. Turn them ALL over to me, give yourself to me and I will make of you a new self---in my image. Give me yourself and in exchange I will give you Myself. My will, shall become your will. My heart, shall become your heart.”
C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

“For a fleeting moment, he had the disorienting sense that every decision in his life had inexorably led him here.”
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“Stupid people are dangerous.”
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“Accept who you are. Unless you're a serial killer.”
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“Like we say back home, when you find a turtle settin’ on top of a fencepost, you can be pretty damn sure he didn’t get there on his own.”
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Kay Moody Olivia wrote: "Hi,

Thanks for accepting my FR! it's really cool to be friends with an author. Happy reading! :)"


It's good to meet you! Happy reading to you too. :)


Olivia Hi,

Thanks for accepting my FR! it's really cool to be friends with an author. Happy reading! :)


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