Kat Zantow is a Virginian squirrel-trainer and cat-herder. A proud alumna of Jon Stewart's alma mater, she is recovering from the dose of high literature by writing fun fiction. She writes everything from sword and sorcery to psychological thrillers to the occasional literati conspiracy. She firmly believes it isn’t a good week without an art project. Currently waging a war against her possessions, Kat must admit defeat to the books that are taking over the walls. She really loves the spatial efficiency of eBooks. 

Product description:

The moon has not changed in the fifty years of the dark lord Magna’s rule—but everything else has.

All too often, the servants of Dark Overlords are dispatched with a lazy flick of the hero's sword. But in Shadowing, the job benefits of fire, mayhem, and flight almost make up for it. In between burning down villages, the minion's primary directive is taking out heroes. When a man in golden armor and his faithful companions sneak across the border on a quest to assassinate the Dark Lord Magna, long live the Magna, it's up to the Shadows to cut his quest short. As always, things do not go quite according to plan, and one henchman ends up lone-wolfing it across the permafrost lands, following the stench of valor.

Q: What will e-readers like about your book?

Shadowing was written to be an amusing take on fantasy tropes with a good dose of character change. It is a quick moving story with a slightly sarcastic first person narration. It's just like Romeo and Juliet, if Juliet were an angry elf, and Romeo were a shapeshifter who may or may not have killed a lot of her extended family.

Q: Why did you go indie?

I love being able to paint my own covers. It appeals to my sense of DIY.

Q: Who are your favorite authors in your genre?

Steven Brust, Roger Zelazny, Eve Forward, Glen Cook, Kage Baker, and many more.

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