K. S. Nikakis

Brief Bio: Assoc. Prof. Karen Simpson Nikakis is Head of Program of the Bachelor of Writing and Publishing at Melbourne Polytechnic’s Fairfield Campus, Melbourne. Her M. Ed explored the purposes of dragons in selected narratives and her Ph.D applied Joseph Campbell’s hero myth to the female hero. Karen intends to be a full time writer and independent publisher by July 2015.

Publications

Fiction

  • The Kira Chronicles trilogy – Allen and Unwin, Australia. Published as adult fantasy (is YA cross-over). Book 1 The whisper of leaves, 2007; Book 2 The song of the Silvercades, 2008; Book 3 The cry of the marwing, 2009. Second editions released the following year in each case. All rights reverted to author in 2013.
  • Ten Little Mushrooms – animated children’s book/app – Zero Cut Entertainment – release date October 2014– written as Chrys Andreas
  • Night Owls – animated children’s book/app – Zero Cut Entertainment – contracted – release up-coming – written as Chrys Andreas
  • Crabby the Crab – animated children’s book/app – Zero Cut Entertainment – contracted – release up-coming – written as Chrys Andreas
  • Things were fine until – animated children’s book/app – Zero Cut Entertainment – accepted – written as Chrys Andreas
  • Dragon Wings – animated children’s book/app – Zero Cut Entertainment – in process – written as Chrys Andreas

Non Fiction

  • 2014 June – Book Chapter: Walking the writer’s road: creativity, the gifted traveller and Campbell’s hero quest in Giftedness illuminated by creativity (working title) Heidelberg Press, Melbourne:  release date – late 2014
  • 2010 – Reference Book: Dragon tales. Heidelberg Press, Melbourne.
  • 2007 – Book ChapterPortals of the Mind in Encyclopaedia of Portal Technology and Applications, Idea Group Inc., Melbourne
  • A multitude of academic papers and curriculum

E-Books – To be launched in 2015

  • Hunter Duology: Book 1 Heart Hunter; Book 2 Rain Hunter: approx. 50,000 words each: YA/ New Adult deep fantasy – complete
  • Angel Caste Series or trilogy. If released as a six book series: approx 50,000 words each or as trilogy 100,000 words each; YA/ New Adult deep fantasy – Trilogy Books 1 and 2 (or Series Books 1,2,3,4) complete
  • The Kira Chronicles trilogy to be relaunched as a six book series: approx 50,000 words each; YA/ New Adult deep fantasy – complete
  • The Third Moon: approx. 49,000 words; YA/ New Adult deep fantasy/science fantasy – complete