Kim McDougall

Member Profile

Short Description of Yourself

I’m an author, fiber artist and photographer. I write children’s and YA fiction under my married name, Kim Chatel. My evil twin, Kim McDougall, writes dark fantasy fiction. I have two separate websites so that I don’t mix these genres up. That would be bad. I am also the co-founder and CEO of http://www.Castelane.com, a site for book trailers, book cover designs and editing services.
Here are some things I am passionate about: Fiber Art, Photography, children’s literacy, animals, boating, nature, genre-bending fiction. I love the blending of technology and art, and get excited by unique, multimedia projects.

Writing Focus or Interests

I am currently focussed on writing adult fiction in the Urban Fantasy genre.

Website

http://www.kimmcdougall.com

Professional Skills

Book Trailer Producer & Book Cover Designer. I have produced over 400 book trailers at Castelane.com.

Published Works and Recognitions

Children’s Fiction (Writing as Kim Chatel)


Once Twice Thrice, a picture book for ages 2-5 to be published under the pen name Kim Chatel by Guardian Angel Publishing.
Horse Camp, an illustrated guide to equitation for ages 8-12, from Guardian Angel Publishing. (April 2011)

Clip-clop, Tippity-tap: French Vocabulary on the Farm, a picture book for ages 5-8 from Guardian Angel Publishing. (January 2011)
Burgher and the Woebegone, a choose-your-own-adventure novel for ages 8-12, from Guardian Angel Publishing. (Spring 2010)
A Talent for Quiet, a picture book by Guardian Angel Publishing. Author and illustrator, published under penname Kim Chatel. (February 2009)
Rainbow Sheep, a picture book by Guardian Angel Publishing. Author and illustrator, published under penname Kim Chatel. (April 2008)

 

Young Adult Fiction (Writing as Kim Chatel)

The Stone Beach, a young adult novella, by Eternal Press. (February 2008)

 

Fantasy & Science Fiction

Hibernaculum, a short horror story in Twisted Tails V: Apocalypses Now and Then, an anthology by Double Dragon Publishing. (2010)
Megan’s Baby, a short story in Twisted Tails IV: Fantastic Flights of Fantasy, an anthology by Double Dragon Publishing. (2009)
Caul, Shroud and Veil, the first book in a fantasy trilogy, by Double Dragon Publishing (March 2009)
Angel Venom, a novella, by Double Dragon Publishing (August 2008)
Luminari, a Coffee Break Short from Eternal Press. (2008)
Barbegazi, a Coffee Break Short from Eternal Press. (2008)
Larry’s Shrine, a short story, in Albedo One Magazine (November 2008)
Black Bet’s Home for Toothless Vampires, a short story in Necrotic Tissue Magazine. (October 2008)
Alien Oblation, a short story in Allegory Magazine (2008)
Divine Sympathies, leading story in the Twist of Fate Anthology by Eternal Press (November 2007)

 

Horror Fiction

Testimony, a flash fiction horror story in Twisted Tails V: Apocalypses Now and Then, an anthology by Double Dragon Publishing. (2010)
The Raft, a short story in the Twisted Tails III Anthology: Pure Fear, an anthology by Double Dragon Publishing. (2008)
Lunch was Not Enough, a short story in the Twisted Tails III: Pure Fear, an anthology by Double Dragon Publishing. (2008)
Poor Man’s Strawberry, a flash fiction, by Twisted Tongue (2008)
Set Another Place at the Table, I’m Bringing my Pimple, a short story in AlienSkin Magazine (2004) and podcast, by Drabblecast (2007)
Newman in the Universe, a short story in Meshugah Magazine

 

Romance Fiction

In a Wink, a novel, published by Montlake Romance under pen name Lacey Green.  (July 2013). Originally published by Avalon Books (2001).
The Golden Hour, a novella by Eternal Press. Published under the pen-name Eliza Crowe. (April 2009), republished in eBook by Kim McDougall (Feb 2013)

 

Anthologies

Between the Cracks Fiction, Short Fiction and Poetry. (May 2011)

 

General Fiction

Jack Frost, Winner 2008 MuseItUp Short Fiction Contest (October 2008)
Nomad’s Daughter, a short story in Adventures for the Average Woman Magazine (2007)
Naked, a short story in Libido Magazine (2001)

 

Flash Fiction

My Trip to Amish Country, PA, flash fiction in Pen Pricks Microfiction (2008)
Dear Santa, flash fiction in Flashshot (2008)
25 Prayers, flash fiction in Everyday Fiction (2008)
Brainstorm, flash fiction in Flashshot (2008)
Delusions of Faerie, flash fiction in Fiction Flyer (2007)
Heroes, flash fiction in The Rose and Thorn Magazine (2008)
Touched, flash fiction in Everyday Fiction (2008)
Mother Crone, a prose poem in Aoife’s Kiss (2007)

 

Nonfiction

Market Watch, a column on writing in Michael Geffner’s newsletter
What is Needle Felting? An article on Craftbits website.
Kim’s Spyglass, a column on creating book trailers at 1st Turning Point.
A Writer’s Muse, ongoing blog about bits of history, science and technology that crop up in Kim McDougall’s fiction.
Chatel Village Daily News, ongoing blog about children’s literature.
Castelane Blog, ongoing blog about book marketing.

 

Bio

As co-founder of Castelane Inc, Kim McDougall has produced 400+ book trailers. She is also an author, fiber artist and photographer with six books for children (published under her pen name, Kim Chatel), three fantasy novels for adults and dozens of short stories in print. Kim has a BA in English Literature from Concordia University. Kim is originally from Montreal and has lived in New York, Pennsylvania and Nice, France. She is now settle in York Region with her husband, daughter and several critters.