KD DuBois is a persona I created to write stories. For all intents and purposes, I am KD, yet it's not the name my parents call me.
Why use a pen name? Let's just say I have embarked on a new journey, and I need to leave the old life behind. It's my way of giving myself permission to let my creative self exist. You see, I recently retired from the Air Force. When I hung up my uniform, safe and snug in a garment protector, the sound of the zipper sealing it represented a sudden tear from nearly 29-years of a very distinct lifestyle. You can't erase the person you spent almost three decades creating. But one can follow a different path, grow her own wings and fly upon the vastness of her imagination. So, I chose to use a pen name to give me time to blend the two stages of my life into one.
Here are the basics. I grew up in a small town near the Flint Hills of Kansas. I loved the sunsets, sunflowers, and wide-open prairies. But, I knew I didn't belong there. When it came to college, I left the plains for the mountains to attend a military academy. After four long, difficult years, I graduated and set off on the adventure of a lifetime. My career took me to places around the globe, exposed me to new experiences and challenges (lots of challenges), and gave me friends I think of as brothers and sisters.
I draw inspiration from all I have seen and done. Ideas come to me at the strangest moments. But now, I have time to grow them into plots and add words to make stories. Well, except for when my dog, an energetic Sheltie named Mae-mae, demands play, walks, and pets.
Released: August 1, 2018
As if grad school wasn’t hard enough, Dawn Wynham battles her bossy sister’s interference with her private life and resists divulging one secret—her very realistic dreams about tornados and the man who morphs out of them, Nino. After chasing twisters for her meteorology degree, why not indulge in a little sexy fantasy to enhance the adrenaline highs?
Nino’s visits tantalize Dawn, his mythological viewpoints mysterious yet familiar. When make-believe blends into real-life, she must choose between the practicality of her mind and the yearnings of her heart or else lose everything she holds dear.
The most desirable path holds the greatest danger. Dawn knows what feels right in the depths of her soul—and hopes her decision doesn’t cast Nino away from her forever.
* Check out The Immortal Dimension world where Dawn and Nino exist