official media & press kit
Official information and documents for media and press junkets. Must have permission. Copyright 2015 S.K. Whiteside
A Mythic Fiction author of Contemporary Urban and Historical Fantasy, most of S.K. Whiteside’s stories have a background in Egyptian Mythology with a modern day adaptation and unique twist. As an author her art of "teasing" is precise and her character interaction draws you in and makes the story play out like a movie in your mind. Her writing style is “visual” in nature like that of Richard Laymon, Don Winslow, and in the case of her Psychological Thrillers a bit of Stephen King. This is a talent that not all authors have, nor will they ever have.
Her debut story, Fallen, was released in part March 2012 as a teaser to Morbid Seraphic, an annual anthology with Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing. Even though it was only part of the story Fallen reached Top 10 status on Amazon sparking interest in Morbid Seraphic which later reached #1 in Paid Amazon for Anthologies. Her follow up short story release VEXED was released November 2012. VEXED went on to be an Amazon Top 100 bestselling paid Kindle release in five different countries. It served as the prequel to her debut full novel release Inheritance (World of the Guardians) and established Whiteside as a fan favorite author before ever releasing a full body of work.
World of the Guardians: Inheritance was released June 1, 2013 and within the first week became an Amazon Top 100 best-selling kindle release in three countries simultaneously and going as high as #2 in Canada for two weeks straight. It went on to break top 100 status in five countries and held that status for over a year. While her eBooks are presently only available in Kindle (with one or two of her earlier shorts available for NOOK) her paperbacks are available worldwide. She is solely published through Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing and is available for foreign, film, and audio rights through Michelle Johnson of Inklings Literary Agency.
S.K. Whiteside resides in the paranormal capital of the world (New Orleans, LA) with her family and a pet cat named SYN. When she is not writing S.K. Whiteside works in publishing formatting and doing cover work. She has done Book Interior Design for International Best Selling book series like Author Cameo Renae's Hidden Wings Series and The After Light Saga, and is book cover designer for Award Winning Horror Author and Major Motion Picture filmmakers The Coughlin Brothers: Daniel P. Coughlin and Ryan Coughlin (Screenwriters of the Horror Film Ditch Day Massacre: http://thefilmditch.com/).