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 live on a little farm in northern Quebec, Canada with my husband and various critters.
I write under 3 Pen names: Kim McDougall, Eliza Crow and Kim Chatel
Why 3 pen names?
Am I a secret agent trying to hide my identity? No.
Pen names are important for managing reader expectations.
On this site, you'll find my Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Suspense books (as Kim McDougall) and my Paranormal Romance books (as Eliza Crowe).
Paranormal Romance stories depend on the romance to carry the plot. Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Suspense rely more on intrigue, mystery and the fantastic worlds I build (though there may still be some kissy-kissy stuff).
Finally, I write adorable children’s books as Kim Chatel. I illustrated my award-winning Rainbow Sheep picture book with fiber art, and I love bringing it to craft fairs to sell alongside my needle-felted creations. If you’d like to learn more about my children’s books, please visit KimChatel.com.