“Aislin is cursed. A regular college student at night and a swan during the day, Aislin can only break the curse by finding her true love. But when her beloved discovers the truth, will his fear override their love? This modern adaptation of Swan Lake will help you discover what love really means.”
Kaki Olsen is always on the brink of another adventure. If she couldn’t be a writer, she’d be a full-time musician or travel guide and she would take her lunch breaks at Fenway Park. Until that happens, she speaks both Spanish and English at her every-day office job, but she has vacationed enthusiastically in such places as Istanbul and Ireland. She has lived in five states, but will always refer to Boston as home.
She regularly contributes academic papers on zombies or wizards to Life, the Universe and Everything, a sci-fi/fantasy symposium originated at her alma mater, Brigham Young University. Her published works have appeared in such magazines as Voices and AuthorsPublish.
She is a doting aunt and librarian of two bulging bookshelves.
Q & A with the Author:
most while writing? And how do you defeat it? When I have a meaning to a
specific story, I stick with it and it’s very hard to depart from that. I
wrote this story to illustrate the bravery of the main character in choosing a
less-than-ideal life, but wound up writing a different choice for her that
showed her to be brave in a different way. It’s what my interpreter
trainer would call intra-lingual interpretation, where you have to look for
different meanings or definitions to express the same word when you can’t
identify what you need to say.
you write into you characters? (Deliberately or accidentally) One of the
few things that I’m very good at in personal interaction is giving advice while
listening well. Both of my main characters have that trait, but for one
of them, it doesn’t manifest until she has to befriend someone she thought of
as her antagonist. I also turned one character into a fashion enthusiast,
which is another one of my hobbies.
long absences. The fictional employer even had Fourth of July festivities
and was something of a slave-driver.
with its head cut off.”
“I’m surprised you had to work.”
hand. “We made patriotic lanyards, listened to one of the counselors
do his George Washington impression…”
fly-overs alien invasions.”
“They’re probably waiting for the 1812 Overture.”
“I got everything. The guy wearing a flag as a skirt was the
hardest one, but he was at the Charles/MGH stop.”
pointed out. “How did the petition go?”
find a World War II veteran.”
animal rights website,” Darren announced. “I bet we could have
gotten more if we hadn’t stopped for lunch.”