All Posts by Kathrese McKee

About the Author

Texas author, Kathrese McKee, writes epic adventures for young adults and anyone else who enjoys pirates and princesses combined with life’s difficult questions. She is committed to exciting stories, appropriate content, and quality craftsmanship.

Aldan, Slave Turned Warrior

By Kathrese McKee | Feature

For the next several weeks, I will be posting quotes from Mardan’s Anointed.Aldan, Slave Turned WarriorThe following quote contains some of Aldan’s thoughts on war. At the beginning of Mardan’s Mark, Aldan was the slave of a Norlan pirate captain. Freed from that life, he chooses to take sides against Norland. In doing so, he […]

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Linus, Sage

By Kathrese McKee | Feature

For the next several weeks, I will be posting quotes from Mardan’s Anointed, as I near The End. Whoot!Linus, the SageThe first quote is from Linus, Aldan’s “brother” and fellow ex-slave. Many readers say he is one of their favorite characters. Not only is he an extraordinary prognosticator of the weather, he’s something of a […]

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Status: Shooting for the Moon

By Kathrese McKee | Feature

You may have noticed that the book progress monitor (coffee mug) has declined to 96%.  That’s because writing a long novel is like shooting for the moon; some adjustments are necessary to land safely.Shooting for the MoonAs I prepare to revise the manuscript (after I finish writing the last few scenes), I created a spreadsheet of […]

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