Katharyn Blair

Katharyn Blair - Editor

San Dimas, CA, United States

I'm a Ghostwriter, Editor, and Novelist. MFA | MA My Debut novel, THE BECKONING SHADOW, is out now from HarperCollins.

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Overview

Hello! I'm Katharyn. I'm a Ghostwriter and Editor. I offer a wide range of services, from first-draft ghostwriting to a polishing edit. I specialize in Science Fiction/ Fantasy, and while I cut my teeth on all things Young Adult, I work with clients across all genres and age categories. As a novelist, I'm represented by Writers House and UTA. My debut novel, THE BECKONING SHADOW, is out now — and has received starred reviews from both Kirkus and Publisher’s Weekly. I have three more books under contract, both with HarperCollins and Penguin Random House.

I graduated with my BA in English in 2011, my MFA in Screenwriting in 2014, and my MA in Literature in 2018. I reside in Los Angeles, California.
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Christian Fiction
Dystopian
Fantasy
Mashups
Middle Grade
Paranormal Romance
Plays & Screenplays
Science Fiction
Urban Fantasy
Young Adult

Certifications

  • BA in English
  • MFA in Screenwriting
  • MA in Literature (forthcoming)

Awards

  • Starred Review, Kirkus
  • Starred Review, Publisher’s Weekly

Work experience

Novelist

Penguin RandomHouse
October, 2017 – Present (almost 3 years)

Be on the lookout for a formal announcement of my YA Fantasy Duology later this Spring!

Writing Professor

Azusa Pacific University
August, 2017 – December, 2017 (4 months)

I taught college-level writing.

Ghostwriter | Editor

Self-employed
May, 2017 – Present (over 3 years)

I help people tell their stories.

I offer a wide range of services, from first-draft ghostwriting to polishing edit.

I am currently contracted to write a screenplay-to-novel adaptation entitled "Pantheon".

Novelist

HarperCollins
May, 2016 – Present (over 4 years)

THE BECKONING SHADOW out now! More announcements about book two later this year.

Screenwriter | Ghostwriter

Quintus Ventures
February, 2016 – December, 2016 (10 months)

I worked as a ghostwriter on a feature screenplay entitled "Pantheon" .

Teaching Assistant

Pepperdine University
August, 2012 – December, 2013 (over 1 year)

I was responsible for proctoring and grading exams for Humanities 111, one of the core history classes required for all students.

Contracted Screenwriter

Rainstorm Productions
July, 2012 – September, 2016 (about 4 years)

Portfolio (2 selected works)

Protecting Emma

ML Michaels

Emma Kincaide’s life is falling apart, and she needs to find a place to sort out her thoughts – to take a deep breath and get her life back in order. There’s no better place for that than her parent’s old cabin on Stonewall Mountain. Emma spent almost every summer there as a girl, and she knows she’ll be able to find some solace there while she works everything out. Little does Emma know that ... read more

Emma Kincaide’s life is falling apart, and she needs to find a place to sort out her thoughts – to take a deep breath and get her life back in order. There’s no better place for that than her parent’s old cabin on Stonewall Mountain. Emma spent almost every summer there as a girl, and she knows she’ll be able to find some solace there while she works everything out. Little does Emma know that ... read more

The Beckoning Shadow

Katharyn Blair

From debut author Katharyn Blair comes a heart-stopping fantasy novel, perfect for fans of Cassandra Clare and The Young Elites, about a teenage runaway who enters a dangerous tournament with an impossible prize.Vesper Montgomery can summon your worst fear and turn it into a reality—but she’s learned the hard way that it’s an addicting and dangerous power. One wrong move and you could hurt som... read more

From debut author Katharyn Blair comes a heart-stopping fantasy novel, perfect for fans of Cassandra Clare and The Young Elites, about a teenage runaway who enters a dangerous tournament with an impossible prize.Vesper Montgomery can summon your worst fear and turn it into a reality—but she’s learned the hard way that it’s an addicting and dangerous power. One wrong move and you could hurt som... read more

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