Katherine Hayton | Crime. Murder. Death. My Pleasure.

Phoenix Prime is a selective, in-depth workshop to improve the writing and story-telling abilities of the participants. It uses applied industrial psychology to address components of writing, marketing, branding, business, contract issues, and productivity that combine Creative Writing and Business perspectives.

The participants will create a portfolio to showcase their work alongside students in doctoral programs in several major universities. The objective, in addition to expanding the professional growth of all the participants, is to study the impact of the independent author-publisher on the commercial fiction industry.

What this means for you? Better writing. More frequent publication. Expanded series.

Did I mention better writing?





World War Magic – Releases in March and April



Looking for a good book to curl up with through the cold and lonely winter?


Look no further!
This volume contains a dozen winter-themed stories by Kindle Press Authors writing in the worlds of their longer works.
There are romances, action and adventure, intrigue, and even a few scary stories to get you through the long and cold nights.
So grab a copy and come along. Who knows? You might just find your next favorite author!


FREE download available from your favorite eBook retailers – click on cover to select




A New Release from…

T J Ryan, R Brady Frost, Michael Anderle, Emma Right, Adam Kayce, Sabrina Sable,
J M Sloan, Martha Carr, Sarah Dalton, J L Hendricks, Craig Martelle, Kat Lind,
T S Paul, Katherine Hayton, R J Crayton, E E Isherwood, Dale Furse, K S Brooks,
Debbie Cassidy, James Aaron, and Hayley Lawson
Chapter Game idea courtesy of Hayley Lawson
(unless it doesn’t work, in which case – Chapter Game idea courtesy of Hayley Lawson’s Husband)

21 Authors

with novels in

8 Genres

each assigned

1 Chapter

a deadline of

3 Days

starting from

0 Plot


What could possibly go wrong?



  • 26 Apr 2017
    Treadmill of Death

    For the last few months, I’ve been writing like a demon as part of the Phoenix Prime group to put together a body of work to pummel PhD students into submission with. In many ways this is working, in sheer volume if not in sales volume, but it’s meant that for a very long time my arse has been in contact with my couch.   Back when I had a day job (oh, regular paycheque, I miss you so) I may not have been the fittest member of the office but I did have to walk farther to my work than five metres down the hall. During the day, the copious volume of things I printed did

  • 28 Feb 2017
    Send help… maybe

    A year or two ago, I set up a personal safety alert on my phone that I could activate when I was in trouble. It would send a picture from my front and rear cameras, my location coordinates and a recording link where the phone would record for a few minutes after I pressed the help key combination. All of this would be parceled up and sent to my darling’s phone.   I’m aware that since he never checks his text messages, or even knows how, that the plaintive cry for help would go unanswered. Whatever fate was befalling me would continue to do so without intervention. Bu

  • 21 Feb 2017
    You don’t know me…

    This afternoon I was sitting at my laptop, writing my little heart out, when Amazon sent me an email. Pleased of the distraction, I eagerly opened to find that they thought I would be interested in the latest releases in Sports and Outdoors.   Yes, you read that right. Sports and Outdoors.   Now, I’m not judging if that’s the kind of thing you like (oh, yes I am, I am so judging, can’t you feel me judging from here) but I didn’t even know there was such a section on Amazon. Let alone that it contained such esteemed titles as the Baseball Prospectus 2