About KAK

KAK: It's Not a Hairball 
The thing about having a common first name is that one develops a bad case of "You talkin' to me?" Cures include selective hearing or changing one's name. I mastered the former ... to the great consternation of anyone who knows me. Sadly, that meant I had to employ the latter to cure the cure.

"KAK" admittedly sounds like something my pet left behind; however, it is unusual enough in the States to be an easy topic of conversation. Take me to Russia, on the other hand, and it's the beginning of an Abbott and Costello routine.

Blessed with a childhood rife with ogres, dragons, and castles, KAK revels in fantasies dark and epic. To her great horror, reality occasionally insists on domination. Attempts at a business degree sent her fleeing into the catharsis of a B.A. in Writing; however, aspirations for a steady income and an emerging shoe fetish turned her into a dot-com masochist, during which time a Master’s degree in International Commerce & Policy proved useful. However, the lure of creating alternate worlds proved irresistible, so she bid farewell to the online communities she had nurtured via chat rooms, message boards, and dating services.

These days, KAK splits her time between Cincinnati and the DC 'burbs with her ever faithful hairy beast. When the voices of characters impatient for her undivided attention are temporarily silent, she indulges in a shoe obsession, conducts a love/hate affair with paint brushes, and pretends she has enough upper body strength to wield power tools.

KAK writes high fantasy, urban fantasy, and fantasy romance.