Kim Smejkal

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Kim Smejkal writes dark fantasy for young adults and not-so-young adults, always with a touch of magic. Her debut novel, INK IN THE BLOOD, released from HMH in early 2020, and the sequel, CURSE OF THE DIVINE, will release on Feb. 9, 2021.

When she’s not writing, she’s homeschooling her kids, tutoring other people’s kids, and voraciously hoarding any precious alone time. Though she grew up on the Canadian prairies, she now lives with her family on beautiful, muse-satiating Vancouver Island. She is represented by Daniel Lazar of Writers House.

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Kim Smejkal I'm thrilled that you loved INK so much! Thank you :) As far as I know, ARCs of Curse of the Divine should be available from my publisher in a few mon…moreI'm thrilled that you loved INK so much! Thank you :) As far as I know, ARCs of Curse of the Divine should be available from my publisher in a few months (closer to the release date of Feb 2021). You can also keep an eye on my twitter and IG feeds (@kimsmejkal) because I'll be doing a few giveaways of my own in the coming months :) (less)
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“Just like that, he’d hopped onboard her ship without realizing that the deck was rotted.”
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“You two are bright stars in the Rabble Mob, and the Rabble Mob is family.”
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“You see, a plague doctor isn’t much of a doctor at all. We’re the ones left behind after all the real doctors leave. We tally the dead. We hold hands and stand sentry at bedsides. When the rest of the world flees, we become the unfortunate mask of any remaining humanity.”
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