Friday, December 23, 2016

The Contestants of Bridgett's School for the Magical Arts

The Contestants of Bridgett's School for the Magical Arts:

Fire: Katherine Fitz, 4th Year
Air: Riley Solomon, 9th Year
Water: Faye Atwater, 7th Year
Spirit: Caden Hania, 8th Year
Earth: Adam Juris, 9th Year


Fire: Jerome Hepburn, 9th Year
Air: Gabriel Hunt, 9th Year
Water: Ella Atwater, 7th Year
Spirit: Teanna Brady, 9th Year
Earth: Geb Tehuti, 7th Year

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Katherine Rochholz

The Contestants of Salvador's School of Fine Magical Arts

The Contestants of Salvador's School of Fine Magical Arts:

Fire: Camila Ruiz, 7th Year
Air: Arthur Romero, 6th Year
Spirit: Mariana Flores, 9th Year
Water: Rafael Herrera, 8th Year
Earth: Lucas Sosa, 6th Year


Fire: Isabella Vera, 8th Year
Air: Zoe Lopez, 9th Year
Spirit: Victor Silva, 6th Year
Water: Noa Rios, 5th Year
Earth: Luiz Aguilar, 7th Year

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Katherine Rochholz

Thursday, December 22, 2016

The Contestants of The Areeba Magical Institue

The Contestants of The Areeba Magical Institue:

Fire: Jonathan Miller, 8th Year
Earth: Jacklyn Smith, 6th Year
Water: Stephine Johnson, 7th Year
Air: William Williams, 7th Year
Spirit: Rebecca Jones, 8th Year


Fire: Nari Brown, 9th year
Earth: Demetri White, 5th Year
Water: Morgan Anderson, 7th Year
Air: Anemone Turner, 8th Year
Spirit: Brenton King, 9th Year

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Katherine Rochholz

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

The Contestants of Cleopatra's Magical Institute

The Contestants of Cleopatra's Magical Institute:

Fire: Akins Ababakar, 10th Year
Earth: Renenet Sabah, 6th Year
Air: Tesfaye Ahasi, 9th Year
Water: Chione Jamila, 9th Year
Spirit: Alexandra Ciaro, 7th Year

Fire: Mana Mudads, 9th year
Earth: Talibah Umm, 8th Year
Air: Chafulumisa Bedti, 9th Year
Water: Siti Umm, 8th Year
Spirit: Akila Acenath, 8th Year

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Katherine Rochholz

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

The Contestants of Neuge's School of Magical Refinement:

The Contestants of Neuge's School of Magical Refinement:

Fire: Emilio Andrus, 7th Year
Earth: Gisella Murphy, 9th Year
Spirit: Juan Hudson, 9th Year
Water: Solveig Erebus, 8th Year
Air: Shreya Coulman, 7th Year

Fire: Titus Frakes, 9th year
Earth: Jared Paulet, 9th Year
Spirit: Angeni Takahe, 8th Year
Water: Fen Dimitra, 8th Year
Air: Jaida Sidley, 7th Year

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Katherine Rochholz

Monday, December 19, 2016

The Contestants of Athene's School of Magical Enlightenment

The Contestants of Athene's School of Magical Enlightenment:

Earth: Akio Hayashi, 9th Year
Fire: Akari Himura, 7th Year
Air: Riku Ue, 9th Year
Spirit: Kanna Shi, 6th Year
Water: Yuuto Pan, 7th Year

Earth: Aki Patel, 8th year
Fire: Huojin Moon, 6th Year
Air: Tenshi Tse, 9th Year
Spirit: Heng Ye, 7th Year
Water: Yon Lao, 8th Year

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Katherine Rochholz

The Contestants of The Elizabeth Institute of Magic

The Contestants of The Elizabeth Institute of Magic:

Fire: Leonardo Rossi, 8th Year
Earth: Esmeralda Martinez, 9th Year
Air: Deana Janson, 8th Year
Water: Hans Schmitz, 9th Year
Spirit: William Lemoy, 9th year

The Companions:
Fire: Maiken Berg, 7th Year
Earth: Adamo De Luca, 9th Year
Air: Fedor Sokolov, 8th Year
Water: Inna Lebedev, 7th Year
Spirit: Annbel Evans, 8th Year

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Katherine Rochholz

Friday, December 16, 2016

Elemental Mazes Rules

Elemental Mazes Rule Book
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Katherine Rochholz

The Rules As Given By
Marcus Aurelius Marci Cornelius n. tribu Galeria Scipio Pius

         There will be one champion chosen by myself from each school.  One student per element.  If I am dead than my arm shall be imbued with my magic and I shall choose the champion even in death.
         Each champion must at least be a fourth year.  (Ages 12 and up)
         Each champion must either go to one of the major seven schools or a school in their area.  If they are home schooled they must choose a school to represent and be accepted by that school as a representative.
         Each champion shall choose one companion to help them through the Mazes.
         There will be a maximum of ten (10) students from each of the seven major schools.  A max of two per element.
         The schools must finish together.  With the exception, if a champion drops out of the contest or dies or is mortally wounded.  Then the remaining members of the school shall finish together.
         Each of the major schools is responsible for preparing one of the Seven Mazes.
         Cheating will result in being expelled from the Mazes.  The other six schools shall choose if the whole school is disqualified or if the other teams are allowed to continue.  (Teleportation to is cheating.)
         The Champions and their companion shall each have one bag of supplies.  It cannot have spells on it.  The bag shall be provided to the champion and their companion.  The bag shall be 20” height, 15” wide, and 6” deep.   The bag cannot contain spelled boxes or bags. 
         On their person, they can have a knife, their wand, and a weapon of their choice, example bow, and arrow.  No guns allowed.
         The tournament uniform consists of a pair of pants, a shirt, a jacket, a coat, gloves, hat, scarf, socks, underwear, long underwear and a pair of boots.  Each contestant and their champion will have three sets of this uniform to fit in their bag.  These are the only items that may be shrunk to fit in the bag.
         The champions and their companions have eight weeks or two months to get through each maze.  Once every school and champion and companion are through the maze or at the end of the eight-week time period; they will have a one week downtime before the start of the next maze.
         If all but one school is disqualified the remaining school does not have to go through the remaining mazes they are declared the champions.
         Champions and Companions may set traps for other schools but may not physically interact or confront them to knock them out of the competition.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Truth and Lies Past and Present

Discover The Beginning
Discover The Truths & The Lies
Discover A World of #Magic
Discover The Katy Lily Series

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

December 13th Update

A quick update!

Keepers is almost done for a full edit!
Elemental Mazes re-write, though the handwritten part is going good, typing it out, not so good.
Shades of Fear is still set up as my personal goal for January, mostly to get all scenes laid out and written out before I go in and edit before sending to an editor.
Other than that, busy with Holiday shopping for the family!

Merry Christmas from my family to yours! If you don't celebrate Christmas, Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Keepers Update

An Update on Keepers! I have rewritten the last of it, I decided not to make it as sad and dark as I started out with, and thus edited out about 10k words, working on the last three chapters and then off for an edit!  Remember I created Keepers to be about 50k words for a short read. As soon as I have a release date it will be posted! But until then typing and editing away!

Monday, December 5, 2016

December Update!

Hello, My Loyal Fans!

December going quickly! And I have decided I must be more realistic in my goals, and though most books are outlined with the day job I don't have a lot of time to write and then type, though I write every day what I write by hand, only about half end up being used. I have decided that Elemental Mazes will be getting a new full re-write? Why? Because I have added a scene to Falling Pieces and another to Dark Secrets that wouldn't fit if it wasn't set up in Elemental Mazes and that changes not only the flow of the book but the tone of it. Yes, it will be a bit darker in parts, especially the later chapters going into the darker fifth, sixth and seventh books
The Keepers and the Sisters of Lilith is now in an editing phase and a couple more chapters left to write. And here is my schedule for the next 13 months! If you would like me to change this drop me a line and let me know which of my WIPs you would rather see sooner! I will try to accommodate, after all, one must listen to their fans!

December 2016: Elemental Mazes Re-Write/ The Keepers Edit
January 2017: Shades of Fear/ Elemental Mazes Edit
February 2017: Elemental Mazes Publishing Final Edit
March 2017: Shades of Fear Final Edits
April 2017: Falling Pieces
May 2017: Falling Pieces
June 2017: The League of The Throw-Aways Final Outline and Publishing Falling Pieces
July 2017: Demonic Savior Re-Write Outline/ Trust Few Outline
August 2017: Mix of WIPs from the start of the year
September 2017: Dark Shadows, final first draft
October 2017: The Unknown Sister Of Sherlock Holmes Re-Write Outline
November 2017: Wake Up! NANAWRIMO
December 2017: Finishing up Outlines and editing of drafts
Deatails at

Friday, December 2, 2016

Inspiration for the Tone Of Elemental Mazes

Inspiration for the Tone Of Elemental Mazes

“Beneath The Pressure of Torments Such As These,
The Feeble Remnant of The Good Within Me Succumbed. Evil Thoughts Became My Sole Intimates—
The Darkest And Most Evil Of Thoughts."
~Edgar Allan Poe

Thursday, December 1, 2016

December Plans!

Okay! So I made 50k last month but still have a couple chapters left of the Keepers! I also am doing a full re-write of Elemental Mazes! Why? Well, I added a scene to book five, that flowed well into book six and then into book seven that made the tone a bit darker like I wanted, but to set up the scene in book five I have to set it up in book four. And to do that I have to change the tone and flow of book four, only about 24000 of the 75000 words I had for book four will be kept. So once the two chapters of Keepers is done this week, I will be fully focused on Elemental Mazes and then in January Shades of Fear! Thank you for following and your support!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Clownpocalypse: Thanksgiving

Clownpocalypse: Thanksgiving
Katherine Rochholz
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            Bobby glared at the phone. They were still making their way slowly across the country to meet in Iowa and Bobby had told Jimmy they had to be back in Iowa by Thanksgiving. Bobby did look to the seat next to him and smiled. He had met up with Katrina; they had then ditched her car. It seemed even during the end of the world she was opposed to grand theft auto. There had been an argument about him stealing Mitch's truck. But after a bit of time, he convinced her it was for the best and safest. After all, Mitch wasn't using it and he had filled it up. "Damn it, Jimmy!" He tossed the phone in the dash.
            "Bobby, he is fine. He sends us videos all the time!" Katrina stated. "And we talk all the time."
            "Look, I know we are doing this slow and collecting all we need to set up some sort of base..." Bobby ran a hand through his long hair, a rebellion after he left the Marines. "I just wish he would take this a bit more serious. Yes, I will state at the first it was fun, I mean seriously the end of the world comes, the dead are walking the Earth and at first they all look like crazed bloody clowns; so, yes, it was funny and exciting. But that is changing; very few have that clown look anymore. Oh, they try, but they can't find the supplies and they turn and kill. I mean now they look like the zombies of the movie, pieces falling off, bones and skull sticking out, yellow eyes if they are fresh that glow with the power of the blood still in their muscles and blood. Once they burn through that the eyes turn dull and grey and rotted just like the rest of their bodies. That is what awaits us if we mess up!"
            Katrina took his hand, her new emerald cut diamond glittering off her left hand, "I know you are worried for him. But you both were Marines. You both survived the childhood of being a military brat. You are fine. He is fine. I am fine."
            Bobby nodded. "Look there is one of those drug store/convenience stores. Let's get what we can. The last few pharmacies paid out. I bet this one will too. We are in a larger town and the gates are down so we just have to through the back way."
            Katrina nodded. "What if there are survivors in there?"
            "Doubtful. You know the SOS that went out. Put up a notice if you are held up in the building."
            "How do you think the farm back home is doing?"
            "You know that our property and the acres around it are safe. Secure. Nothing and nobody can enter that land with the walls we put up when we both left." Bobby stated. "Our stepfather's money was put to good use after he died." He growled at the thought of that man. His mother had married him after his father was killed on a mission so her sons would have a male influence. He was a bastard of a military man who made money out of war profiteering. When Bobby was eighteen he saw the man hit his mother, after a childhood of abuse, and Bobby killed him in a fight. After all, his father had taught him to fight. He was court ordered to join a branch of the military to learn how to control his anger since he was found not guilty due to the family defense and self-defense. He shook his head out of his memories.
            Katrina just squeezed his hand. They had met when he came home on a leave. She fell instantly in love with him. Then there was the mess of passing out with his best friend; which they talked about and have moved on from. She looked at her engagement ring. She shook her head. She would never get a wedding but she was his wife in her heart and that is all that mattered. "It will be alright and soon we will be home. Thanksgiving is upon us."
            Bobby nodded. "Of course it is, let's break open this bitch." He stated as he jumped out of his truck with his baseball bat, knife, and gun.
            Jimmy, on the other hand, had been back home for a while. He wanted to set up a surprise for his brother. Bobby already took care of him, protected him, and he had joined the year after him in the Marines. Bobby’s favorite holiday was Thanksgiving; so Jimmy, being the awesome brother he is, was going to give Bobby a true Thanksgiving. He had about a week before Thanksgiving and about that before Bobby was going to pull up. Bobby had been obsessed with clearing out pharmacies and drug stores; but then again, Bobby always thought about twenty steps ahead. Jimmy was always the leap first, and think about the consequences later type of person. They worked flawless together but they were different. Bobby rebelled by becoming an artist with long hair in LA after his six years in the Marines were done. Jimmy stayed a jarhead. He was a lifer. Was a lifer. He had been on desk duty because of an injury with all this happened, and it was worldwide. Zombies. Damn zombies. He never thought they were going to be real and he been privy to some black ops shit in the Marines. He shook his head out of the past. No, he didn’t want to remember those missions any more than Bobby wanted to relive his missions. He looked at the farm. They had animals, they had fields not tainted. This would be a good place to build some houses. He hadn’t come across any survivors yet. But he hoped. And when they did they would rebuild America. They would rid the world of the zombies and start over. They didn’t have a choice. They had to succeed or they might as well put the bullet with their name on it in their own head.
            Bobby finally got close to the home and drove up to the gate. There seemed to be no life, or undead animated bodies, around the place. He put in his code and drove in through the gate, making sure nothing got in that should be on this property. It was Thanksgiving. Well, would have been if the world still turned correctly. He parked his truck in front of the house. He jumped out. He frowned. He heard noises from inside the house. “Stay in the truck Katrina!” He hissed out. He took his bat and gun and went up to the door, it was creaked open. It was cold as hell outside, but he was blasted with warm air as he used his bat to push open the door. He moved toward the noise to freeze in the doorway. “Jimmy?”
            Jimmy stood there with a pie in his hand and looked up and smiled, setting down the pie. “Bobby!” He greeted. “Sorry, I didn’t tell you I was home. I wanted to surprise you!”
            Bobby rushed over and hugged his brother. “A damn good surprise my brother!”
            Jimmy hugged back. “The lands are good. The walls are holding. It would be good to build a settlement. We will have to go out and find survivors.”
            Bobby nodded. “Come on, let’s go get Katrina, have a meal. Pack it up and we can spread out.”
            Katrina smiled as Bobby and Jimmy walked out of the house and jumped out of the truck. “Jimmy!” She went and hugged the man that was as good as her brother.
            “Kitty! We are going to have a real Thanksgiving dinner!” He took her hand and pulled her into the kitchen where almost everything was done.
            Katrina smiled. “We really do have a lot to be thankful for this year.” She stated as she sat at one end of the table.
            Bobby sat down next to her and Jimmy on her other side. “That we do.” He smiled.
            Jimmy laughed. “So I was thinking, we both go north. We go one state at a time. We will need something other than trucks. We got the buses out back that we always worked on.”
            Bobby nodded. “That would be good. Pack them with first aid kits and food…”
            Katrina sat back and watched them plan how to save what was left of the human race. This is why they were such good men. They may complain about red dripping ledgers, or that they were just a couple of boys that tried to make their momma and daddy proud and didn’t want their ghosts to haunt them, or how being a Marine was all they knew, but deep down, deep down under all that tough exterior and the drinking and partying and even the masks they created to forget, they were good men. And if anybody could help save the human population of this world it would be them. She sat up. “Now, if we are going to do this, I think I should stay back so that way we can make sure the ones coming in are free of bites. Have a decontamination section set up. Clean clothes, showers, etcetera.”
            “Good thinking Kitty!” Jimmy stated with a mouth full of pie. “So a good night’s sleep and then Bobby and I will take a couple of buses and start North in Minnesota, and go from there.”
            “Sounds good to me! Now pass that pie!” Bobby stated and took the pie from Jimmy. “Tomorrow we worry about the zombies, today we just be thankful for what we have.” The other two agreed and toasted to that with their drink of choice.