Thanks for visiting! I'm Kira Lerner, author of romantic suspense, paranormal, young adult and contemporary novels and webfiction. If your taste leans toward immersive and colorful settings; complex and conflicted characters; and tales that take these characters on challenging journeys through interwoven psychological, adventurous, passionate and dangerous paths... well, you've come to the right place! … Read more...
JUST PUBLISHED: YOUNG ADULT FICTION ANTHOLOGY
I'm proud to announce that my short story, "Provisions," has been selected for a unique, ambitious endeavor: That Moment When...,, a young adult fiction anthology that's just been published to celebrate the holiday season with fresh fiction from some of YA's extraordinary authors, many of whom are Amazon, USA Today and the New York Times bestsellers. Ranging from just about every popular young adult genre--YA urban fantasy, paranormal, dystopian, science fiction, horror, epic fantasy and more--there's fiction for almost every taste in this hefty book's 500+ pages. Learn more about "Provisions" and this YA short story anthology!
Works in Progress: My full-length fiction debut lies ahead through my multiple works-in-progress (WIPs). I'm interested in pursuing a hybrid path, working with traditional publishers as well as going the indie-published route. Current WIPs are: - In His Shadow, a YA suspense/psychological … Read more...
What is webfiction? Easy answer: fiction on the web! By which I mean, tales intended for a web-audience, not a book that's temporarily serialized waiting for some print publisher to discover it and make the author a superstar. I adore the concept of offering one's writing to as wide an audience … Read more...
New Release: That Moment When…, a Young Adult Short Story AnthologyIntroducing a massive free anthology of YA urban fantasy, paranormal, dystopian, science fiction, horror and epic fantasy stories! Get it on Kindle / Get it on iBooks / Get it on Kobo Looking to dive into some juicy fiction over the holidays? Grab yourself a FREE copy of That Moment When…, a vast collection of Young Adult fiction stories by […]Read More »
Encouraging rereads by enriching your fictionHere’s an observation that’s somewhat related to writing/editing, though it involves acting. I’ve watched Moonstruck (directed by Norman Jewison, written by John Patrick Shanley) about a kabillion times–give or take a few–over the past thirty years. But it wasn’t until rewatching it just now that I noticed a great bit of character ‘business’ performed by […]Read More »
Grief marks an anniversary: One door opens, another shutsIt was thirty years ago today–July 1, 1986–when I woke up to the doorbell ringing. 7:30ish in the morning, as I recall, on a Tuesday. I was annoyed as hell. I’m a night person, always have been, and no one should be bugging me at that hour. I was 19, six weeks to go until […]Read More »