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Kimberly Karalius

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Kimberly Karalius is the author of LOVE FORTUNES AND OTHER DISASTERS and its sequel LOVE CHARMS AND OTHER CATASTROPHES. If you gave her a wish bone, she would wish fervently for snow in Florida. Her love for 90s cartoons (or any cartoons, really) knows no bounds. She might be the only person you know who can be completely engrossed in watching silent films. Being in Florida certainly has one big perk: going to Disney World. Which she does. Frequently.

Kimberly holds an MFA in fiction from the University of South Florida. Her fiction has appeared in literary journals such as Luna Station Quarterly, The Medulla Review, and Hogglepot. Her chapbook, POCKET FOREST, was published by Deathless Press in August 2013.

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Kimberly Karalius Hi Sharon! Thank you! I'm so glad you've enjoyed exploring Grimbaud with Fallon, Hijiri, and the gang ;) Currently, I don't have any plans for more…moreHi Sharon! Thank you! I'm so glad you've enjoyed exploring Grimbaud with Fallon, Hijiri, and the gang ;) Currently, I don't have any plans for more Grimbaud books, but it doesn't mean I'm not open to visiting the charming town in the future. (less)
Kimberly Karalius Hi Joni! Thank you - I'm so glad you've been revisiting Grimbaud ;) I'm pretty sure the chocolate drizzle on the waffles is extra melty this time of…moreHi Joni! Thank you - I'm so glad you've been revisiting Grimbaud ;) I'm pretty sure the chocolate drizzle on the waffles is extra melty this time of year. Although I would love to write more in Love's world, I'm currently working on new projects. I hope that you'll enjoy them when they reach you :D (less)
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At the end of college, my friends were either getting ready to belly flop into the world of Reality with jobs (or not) or tying the knot with their sweethearts for future wedded bliss. But me? I had been trying all year long to secure myself a job before graduation in case Plan A failed, and no bites. It could have been depressing if I didn’t get The Call one Spring evening while I was running...

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“A trail made of pine needles and thistles leads you into the green darkness. The canopy casts shadows on old oaks and dogwoods, and you think you can smell the sour breath of a witch behind you. The wind sighs like a sleeping girl, carrying her bittersweet dreams along the paths to attract any man willing to look for thorn-covered castles. A wolf darts between fallen, rotted wood; maybe he’s the one who can tell you where your heart is, how you’re still breathing.”
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“Life is about making mistakes. If you don’t take chances, blindfolded and frightened as you are, you’re not really living, are you? Heartache makes you stronger. Misery is the stuff of good poetry. You’re denying yourself much more than the bad things in life by listening to Zita’s fortunes.”
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“I don't know what to do," Hijiri cried, touching her oily hair. "I've always looked like this. Why can't someone love me like this?"
Femke set the notebook down, her face as quiet as Mirthe's was stormy. "Why shouldn't you be loved?”
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Margaryta I will definitely take a look at some of her works, thank you for the recommendation!


Bethany Edward Carey's books do seem to be hard to come by brand-new! I think you're right that Alva & Irva hasn't had a US edition. Which is quite sad. But I hope your copy comes soon and you enjoy it! :D I keep meaning to re-read that one...

And I can totally sympathize about books on your wishlist not being readily available! That's like my life story right there. XD


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R.A. Dyer Hey Kimberly!!! I was so glad to receive your friend invitation! :) Yes, I have self-published a book.... And I don't believe I shared it on Figgies Underground (I think I did it before I joined...)

Awwww, thank you so much! I really appreciate it :)


Bethany Hahaha, I'd say sorry except I'm not. ;) Especially since thanks to you I found out that Edward Carey's written another book! I think his stories are very much up your alley. I hope you enjoy them when you do get them! :D


Kimberly Karalius Melee wrote: "Hey Kim, a while ago you asked me to tell you what I thought of "Tinkers" should I read it first. Well, I though it was pretty great! I think, though, that it's one of those books one loves or is t..."
It's okay! Even reading the blurb on the back, I wasn't sure what to think about it. I will probably get to reading it this summer though - so I'll let you know if I like it too :D


Bethany Hey Kim, a while ago you asked me to tell you what I thought of "Tinkers" should I read it first. Well, I though it was pretty great! I think, though, that it's one of those books one loves or is totally bored by. I don't know if you like the kind of book it is but I personally think it's worth a read. :)
(Sorry if that last sentence was kind of vague, haha. I don't really have words to describe it.)


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