My name is Kira Leigh. I'm a basement-dwelling gamer-goblin, author and artist on a mission: I aim to write stories that weave together, complicate beautifully, and are stranger than fiction—just like life. Not lonely, solitary prose that reflects nothing of the outside world. Not work that sits beside its story-siblings in silence, either. Certainly not easy books with easy characters, or easy worlds, for that matter.
Strange worlds, for we live in one. In fact, the worlds I write about should be very familiar to you. They're versions of our own, only a little more neon and a lot more crunchy. The fantastical affords a clearer view of where we're at and I hope you'll take a moment to browse with fresh, brave eyes.
Today, I want to share my latest work with you. It's a prequel (or maybe a sequel; the robots do like time-meddling) and examines the simulation we're all actually in. We live in a world with odd rules that only apply sometimes and only for certain people. The cruel ascend while everyone else suffers, stuck in nonsensical systems, loops of trauma, and suffering for the lot of it.
EMPTY OF NOTHING addresses this strange real-world simulation, speaks about real shit from the mouth of a prickly queer loner, then asks a beautiful question: in love, can we remake the world for the better?
I think we can, it will be messy, and we need to try.
A gorgeous cover, lovingly formatted indie ebooks (THANK YOU MELINDA) in multiple file types for all your devices, a brisk, brutal, beautiful read...what's not to love? Well, you might want to check out the writing first. I get it—you probably don't know my work that well—so I made an animation with voice acting and everything, just for you:
Please let me know what you think of the work! Reader feedback is vital for indie authors, and not just because reading your reviews makes our day so much brighter (it does~). Indies not only use your feedback to help refine our craft, but your opinions help other readers figure out if what we're writing is for them or not. That's really important. ❤️
It also counts double for nerds trying to get a divorce from Bezos and his Amazon monopoly. Right now, I'm far too small-fry to fully pull back from his dire empire, but I know with your help we can get my savvy stories into the light where they belong. 🙌
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