You can find me on:
1. My Simple Writer's blog with my links and news: kolmakov.ca/
2. Instagram: www.instagram.com/kkolmakov/
3. My webserials: www.wattpad.com/user/kkolmakov
4. Facebook Writer's Page: www.facebook.com/katyakolmakov…
5. My art Facebook page: Kolmakov Pictorials: www.facebook.com/kolmakovpicto…
I started drawing in 2016 when the illustrator for my stories bailed on me at the last moment. It was the hackneyed blessing in disguise. I started with an old bottle of ink and a glass pen I bought at a flea market. I'm hoping to develop a skill in watercolours, they enthral me. Meanwhile, I'm drawing (mostly the illustrations for my own writing) on Procreate.
I started writing in December 2013, right after I watched The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, because I needed something that would be only mine - something that wasn't part of my job, my grad studies, my family, my background, me being a wife, and a mum. Since then I've created my original character Wren (then Wren Enedwaith, a healer from Dale), who later has become my constant protagonist. Jane Austen said - and J.K. Rowling later repeated - that one should write about something one knows well; so I created an ultra-sensitive, empathic INFJ character, who I thought would be a good pair to the Thorin I had in my mind. Both these characters later developed into a myriad of modern and alternate universe characters. I enjoy playing with different back stories, circumstances, and facets of the personalities for my Wren/Olivia/Etta/Gemma and Thorin/John/Jack/Darius/Marcus - keeping their core characteristic intact, but exploring how they would change if their lives, their universes, and their relationships were different.
Since then I've indie published several novels on Amazon (they are available in paperback and Kindle (including Kindle Unlimited)); and I continue writing. You can find several of my webserials on Wattpad (kkolmakov/Katya Kolmakov) and on my blog (kolmakov.ca) Once my stories are complete I tend to turn them into Kindle (I always make the Kindle Unlimited option available).
Eventually I'm hoping to write children's books and illustrate the YA fantasy novel I have hidden in my desk drawer