Katrina Archer

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Katrina Archer is the author of dark fantasy The Tree of Souls, YA fantasy Untalented, and nature photography book Shorescapes of Southern British Columbia. A professional engineer, she lives on her sailboat in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Katrina has worked in aerospace, video games, and film, and has been known to copy edit for fun.

Katrina’s work was a 2016 Library Journal Indie Ebook Awards Honorable Mention. She is an alumnus of the Viable Paradise and Paradise Lost writing workshops, and a member of Codex Writers and SF Canada.

She can operate almost any vehicle that can’t fly, doesn’t believe in life without books or chocolate, and is tolerated by her cat, who is more famous in Germany than she is.

Connect with her online at www.katrinaarcher
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Katrina Archer The idea for the plot came about from a career suggestion my boss at the time made to me, which was that I should consider specializing more in my…moreThe idea for the plot came about from a career suggestion my boss at the time made to me, which was that I should consider specializing more in my technical field. I'm a bit of a dabbler myself, and instinctively rebelled at this idea. If I had to stick to one topic, I'd likely wither.
Then I wondered: what would happen if you took the idea of specialization within a society to the extreme, where dabblers were looked down upon and devalued, and what would life be like for someone without a specialty?
I named the specialties in Veyle "Talents", and from there, the title "Untalented" became a natural fit.
I'll admit that some people told me I'd be unwise to associate my name with a book of that title. ;-)(less)
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Yeah, I know the updates have been thin on the ground here lately. It’s because I’ve been busy! I thought I’d come up for air and let you all know how I’m doing, now that power and internet have been restored after the Great BC Windstorm of 2018 (which took us out for almost a week).


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I left my job.
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