Kim McDougall Author

About Me

If I could have one magical superpower, it would be to talk to animals. Or maybe to shift into animal form. Definitely, fantastical critters and magic often feature in my stories. So until I can change into a griffin and fly away, I write dark paranormal action and romance tales. I am also passionate about fiber art, photography, children’s literacy, rescue animals, nature, and genre-bending fiction. I write for children under the pen name, Kim Chatel, and often bring my books and fiber art to book and craft fairs. Visit for more information about my children's books.


As co-founder and CEO of Castelane, I work with independent authors and small publishers to create dynamic promotions for books and book designs. Visit for book trailers, book cover designs, ghost writing and editing services.  



I am also a proud member of the Writers' Community of York Region.