Grey Dawn of Dharaven: Katz Island has been published

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Book Description

Grey Dawn of Dharaven: Katz Island

A fantasy adventure book about an archeology expedition that heads off into uncharted areas on Katz Island on the planet Dharaven. Earth Dragon Clan born archaeologist Grey Dawn Fields leads to a team of explorers and archaeologists into the wilds of Katz Island looking for a human underground settlement. She’s seen it on an ancient map found in an antiquarian store. That’s when the problems start, and they’re not only coming from the island. When they arrive on Katz Island the expedition is forced to wonder why they are even there when they find little in the first valley the team ground searches. The second valley is more promising as it shows signs of old habitation in its cliff caverns. It’s still not what Grey is looking for.

When an Earth Dragon attacks the second camp looking for food, then dies leaving a baby Earth dragon behind; Grey realizes she has trouble on her hands. Between training a baby Earth Dragon and her archaeology expedition duties Grey is required to stretch her problem solving capabilities and is forced to rely on her friends, colleagues and even her Earth Dragon Clan for help.

Is there an ancient human underground settlement on Katz Island or is Grey on a crazy quest to find something that does not exist? Grey’s archaeology career rests on her ability to solve every problem that stands in her way of success.  Readers of fantasy adventure books will be captivated by this book.

Author Bio

Katherine Soto is a writer of fantasy novels. She was born and raised in California with a few teen years spent in Georgia and Tennessee.  She has a BA in Anthropology and earned three teaching credentials. She taught for twenty years, fifteen spent teaching in 6th grade learning handicapped classrooms.

Her first writings were free-form poetry, although there are fond memories of creative stories written for her grandmother. Katherine enjoys composing short stories, flash fiction, poetry, sci-fi/fantasy novels, and nonfiction. She claims her writing muse is a dragon who rampages in her mind until she sits down and starts creating. She has written a sci-fi/fantasy fiction novel, with a series in mind. 

She enjoys reading science fiction and fantasy books, creating art journals, and antiquing.  She can be contacted at her author site:

Interview with Author

  • What is the first book that made you cry?

The first book that made me cry was Black Beauty. The horse was so mistreated after being brought up in a wonderful environment. It did not seem fair to me at all.

  • What is your writing Kryptonite?

I Suppose the internet. I can suck me into vortexes of research and wandering around that I don’t get any writing done.

  • Who is one author are you friends with, and how do they help you become a better writer?

One author I have shared some experiences with has been Greg Marchand author of Yellowstone Shifters.  He has been great at answering my publishing and book marketing questions. I enjoyed his thriller book and gave him a review. He has returned the favor and reviewed my book.

  • If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be?

Write, just write. Write that idea down. Keep a file of your ideas.

  • How did publishing your first book change your process of writing?

I think the process made me a better writer. I think about words when I am writing. It’s also taught me to be patient with the process.

  • What was the best money you ever spent as a writer? If you have not made any money, dream about it?

The best money I will spend will be on the books I can put into my hands and sign them for my friends and family. When I can pay a bill off with author money I will be pleased.

  • As a writer, what would you choose as your mascot/avatar/spirit animal?

A large dragon is my writing muse.

  • How many unpublished and half-finished books do you have?

I have four started books. One is a mystery set in futuristic NYC; another is a romance novel that takes place between Italy and the US; I am writing Sarina’s story- Grey Dawn’s daughter’s story with her dragons.

  • Have you read anything that made you think differently about fiction?

DIY/MFA was a great help in teaching me the parts to a fiction book.  I have a set of notes I took from the book that I go back to for reminders.

  • How do you select the names of your characters?

I tend to use a fantasy name generator online  and pick a name. I might modify the name to fit my purposes.

  • What is your favorite childhood book?

My favorite childhood book was The Wizard of Oz.

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