UNADJUSTEDRAW_thumb_202edited (1)Kara Helen Terzis was twelve when she wrote her first novel, and she hasn’t stopped writing since. Later she started publishing her work on Wattpad, where in 2013 she won the Sourcebooks Story Development Prize, leading to the publication of her debut novel, Frayed (June 7th, 2016—out now!), which SLJ called, “[A] plot-driven, suspense-filled spine-tingling tale that ends with an unforeseen twist.” She adores fairy tales, photography, rainy days, and film soundtracks. When she’s not writing, you can find her buried in a good book and daydreaming. She lives with her family in Sydney, Australia.


Since finishing my debut, I’ve been working on several work-in-progresses: THE FLAMES ARE LEGION, a trilogy inspired by Norse mythology, about a white-haired wyvern-tamer in a fight against a tyrannical witch-queen; MIDNIGHT QUEEN, a two-book romantic fantasy series that melds Beauty and the Beast/Hades and Persephone with the Russian myth of the Firebird and traditional Celtic mythology; THE EMPIRE OF STARS, a high fantasy wrought from a lesser-known fairy-tale called the Maiden with the Rose on her Forehead and the classic tale of good against evil; and THIS STORM RISING, a space opera set in a cutthroat and bloodthirsty galaxy.


Please send any queries via my contact form or directly to karahelenterzis(at)gmail(dot)com


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