June 11, 2019


Just a reminder that my website is much more expansive and up-to-date than this blog.

Find me at http://kathrynjankowskibooks.com/

See you there!


August 6, 2018


Haven’t picked up a copy of WORSE THAN WICKED yet? Now’s your chance.
From August 8-10, the e-book will available for a free download via Amazon! Just click here.
If you do get one and like it, I’d love a review. Short and sweet is fine—a sentence or two—and it means a lot to a debut author like me.  Thanks.
All the best,

June 6, 2018


A birthday + my first book = time to celebrate! 

This weekend (6/9, 6/10), WORSE THAN WICKED will be on sale for $.99 at Amazon.

Pick up a copy and immerse yourself in this enchanting tale of a young woman bewitched by ancient magic. 

And remember, you don’t need a Kindle to read an e-book. If you’ve got a Smartphone or computer, just download the free Kindle app and you’re good to go.

Thank you and happy reading.

May 4, 2018


Didn't win a contract through Kindle Scout, but it looks like Amazon is shutting down the program, so I guess it's for the best. 

In any event. WORSE THAN WICKED is now available at Amazon . . .

A forbidden secret sparks a perilous journey.

Banned from her parents’ yearly visits with the Merfolk, sixteen-year-old Sofi schemes to stow away the next time their boat sails. When her actions reveal a hidden truth, the plan backfires, imprisoning her mother in the mermaid queen’s lair.

The price of freedom? Journey deep into the forest and bring back an ancient magic stolen from the sea.

But that fearsome power is wielded by a cruel enchantress desperate to keep control. And she’s determined to send this new challenger home as cursed and broken as every girl who came before.

Because once Sofi tries her hand at sorcery, she'll never want to stop.

A story of loss, courage, and dark desires, WORSE THAN WICKED is perfect for readers who relish fantasy, adventure, and the lure of the supernatural.

I hope you'll pick up a copy soon at Amazon.

Kindle version only, for now. Paperback to come.

March 13, 2018


Terrific news:  
WORSE THAN WICKED, my YA fantasy, is now HOT on Kindle Scout!
Of course, this can change on an hourly basis, but it's still reassuring.

If you're unfamiliar with Kindle Scout, it's an Amazon program that invites readers to nominate books for possible publication.

Check it out here.

May 16, 2016


My OWW writer friend, Phillip Spencer, who pens the blog "Nightspore", recently linked to a post by British author Freda Warrington (ELFLAND), in which she discusses her desire to create strong female characters when writing fantasy. 

An excerpt:

I wanted to read about mutual pleasure and joy, I wanted the women to have as much fun as the men, I did not want the men to be selfish pigs, I wanted equality and respect and shared adventure. But too often, in fiction, I was not finding it. Not even from female authors.

It's a long post, but well worth reading.


January 4, 2016

Celebrating La Befana

The holidays continue long past Christmas in other countries. Italy celebrates the story of La Befana on January 5. Click on the link to my website to learn more about her, including an original poem.

 NOTE: For copyright purposes, I don't post any original writing here.