Katherine Forrister

Fantasy and Science Fiction Author

Katherine Forrister is an author of speculative fiction with a love of fantasy, history, science, and romance. Her dark fantasy romance novel, Lodestone, is forthcoming from GenZ Publishing in 2021, her historical fantasy romance, The Hand-me-down Maiden, is forthcoming from GenZ Publishing in 2022, and her science fiction romance novel, Curio Citizen, is forthcoming from Inkshares, Inc.

She lives near Kansas City with her family, where she enjoys local festivals and conventions, hiking, playing open-world video games, and curling up on the sofa to read on cold winter days.

Media Kit

 

In the Press
Guest Appearances
Links to Past Interviews, Panels, and Podcasts
  • Sarahlyn Bruck Blog - Interview with Katherine Forrister

    Read an interview with Katherine Forrister about her debut novel Lodestone and a look at her writing process.

    Interview originally posted in September 2021

  • Christina Consolino - Interview with Katherine Forrister

    Read an interview with Katherine Forrister about her debut novel Lodestone and an in-depth look at her life, both in regards to writing and otherwise.

    Interview originally posted in 2021

  • Friday Five - Preslaysa Williams Blog Interview

    Read an interview with Katherine Forrister about Lodestone and why she decided to become a writer.

    Interview originally posted in 2021

  • Bookworm Banter Interview

    Read an interview with Katherine Forrister about her new dark fantasy novel Lodestone. Katherine discusses details on the book, her writing process, and some fun facts about herself!

    Bookworm Banter is an author interview series run by author and blogger K.T. Egan.

    Interview originally posted in April 2021

  • LODESTONE Launch Event! GenZ Publishing "Author Reading Series" Live Reading and Audience Question/Answer Session

    Watch the recording of GenZ Publishing's Instagram Live event featuring a live reading, interview, and audience question/answer session with author Katherine Forrister about her debut dark fantasy romance novel Lodestone.

    Original event took place on April 20, 2021

  • Risingshadow Sci-fi & Fantasy Blog Interview

    Read an interview with Katherine Forrister about her upcoming dark fantasy debut Lodestone and find out more about her author journey!

    Risingshadow is a fantasy and science fiction blog and community of readers.

    Interview originally posted 03/25/2021

  • NFReads Interview

    Read an interview with Katherine Forrister about her new dark fantasy novel Lodestone. Katherine discusses the book, her creative process, and how to cope with negative reviews, as well as upcoming books.

    Interview originally posted in 2021

    NFReads is a site devoted to hosting interviews with inspiring guests from all walks of life.

     

  • The Second Line Show - Fantasy Day 2

    Watch The Second Line Show, featuring Katherine Forrister with other fantasy authors and host Nola Nash, chatting all things fantasy in a laid-back atmosphere.

    Episode originally aired 3/4/21

  • High Fantasy Episode - Indie Writer Podcast - Listen in

    Katherine Forrister joins guest authors Matthew Wolf, Liz Kerin, and Tahani Nelson for a rousing discussion of High Fantasy on the  Indie Writer Podcast. Topics range from writing, worldbuilding, plotting a series, publishing, and more! Hosted by the talented author and librarian Cari Dubiel. Listen in!

    Podcast originally aired 2/9/2021

  • Katherine Forrister/Lodestone Interview - 2021 Debuts

    Read an interview with Katherine Forrister about her upcoming dark fantasy novel Lodestone. Katherine discusses details on the book, her writing process, and her favorite books by other authors.

    2021 Debuts is a group of traditionally published authors whose first books are being released in 2021.

    Interview originally posted in 2020

Awards And Recognitions
  • 2020 - Break the Bechdel Test Syndicate Pick - Curio Citizen

    Curio Citizen was the August 2020 pick for the Break the Bechdel Test with Strong Female Characters Syndicate on Inkshares.com

  • 2020 - Top 25 Winner in Launchpad Manuscript Competition - Lodestone

    Lodestone placed in the Top 25 in the Launchpad Manuscript Competition 2020. With nearly a decade of experience in promoting up-and-coming writers, The Launch Pad Competition has firmly established itself as the premier hub for Hollywood to discover fresh voices and new ideas.

    Entertainment industry professionals may request more information regarding Lodestone here.

  • 2017 - Nerdist Sci-fi Contest Top 3 Winner - Curio Citizen

    Curio Citizen placed in the Top 3 of the Nerdist Sci-fi Contest of 2017 in partnership with Inkshares, Inc. Curio Citizen is in development with Inkshares to be published. Release date yet to be announced.

    To pre-order Curio Citizen, visit here.