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About H. D. Knightley
These are people faced with huge environmental issues--light-polluted skies, droughts, piles of hoarded things, encroaching water--that rise above and carry on anyway. These are insurmountable difficulties, yet my protagonists choose hope and love instead of despair.
My characters are not perfectly strong, more like creatively ordinary, yet capable of amazing things.
They include Estelle (The Estelle Series) who becomes a celebrity dissident for starting a farm; the Princess Amelia (Fly: The Light Princess Retold) who discovers gravity and rescues her kingdom from a drought; Edmund who scales heights to rescue Violet (Violet's Mountain); the paddleboarder Luna (the Leveling Series) who finds love, shelter, and possible disaster, at the edge of a rising ocean; and Sid and Teddy (The upcoming Sid and Teddy) who find each other through a fog of grief.
I live and love and write in Los Angeles. We don't have much water, it's a lot like my book, Fly. Except Fly is a fairytale.
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And when your mom dies the last thing you need is complicated, right?
You need easy.
You need to take fate by the hand and follow — like a queen or something, you need to rule this thing.
And maybe find a hot rockstar to kiss your sadness away.
Or maybe not.
Because hot rockstars come with baggage and life is pretty messed up already. Face it. A big wave set is barreling down to crash you up on the rocks. Consider yourself crushed. Drowning too.
And when your life is this crashed up you need your best friend. But is it too late? Is he gone forever?
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Sure, you can fly — but what if it was at a terrible cost?
She has never gone outside. Held a hand. Been in love. She’s missing out on literally everything and cares about nothing.
But Hank cares.
He cares about the kingdom, the drought, the villagers, the injustices, and if he could just talk to her, convince her, maybe he could make her see…
Because she has a different perspective after all.
The villagers are dying, can Hank convince the flightiest of princesses to care about something?
Can Amelia change anything?
And when she faces her destiny, will love save her life?
Find out in this exciting, witty, soaring, page-turning, Ella Enchanted-reminding, fairytale retelling of George MacDonald’s Light Princess, where a flying princess must find a way to fall in love.
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When your world comes crashing down, can you forgive him for causing your collapse?
Violet lives on a giant mountain of hoarded things.
She builds, she creates, she welds, she lifts heavy boxes, she drives cranes, she’s a total bad ass. She's also a total hot mess.
But in the story you barely get to know her before everything shifts.
Instead you meet Benjamin, the young man who falls in love and wants to charm Violet down from the hoard and take her away to the city.
And Edmund, the surfing environmentalist, heir to an oil fortune. He wants to rescue her and doesn’t know how.
He rocks her world.
Because when you love someone you want to save them, even when they don’t want to be saved.
Equal parts magical, funny, and tragic, with a dose of true love and probably happily ever after. Read it now.
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Because now her friends and family are in danger. And if she’s honest with herself, it’s all her fault, her responsibility.
But how do you fight back against oppression without endangering the people you love?
Estelle just wants peace. William. Her farm. It’s time to end this.
Should she stay and fight, or run away? And if there’s a third way does she have the courage and strength to find it?
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Estelle won the right to a simpler life at the edge of bright glittering New City. She is a celebrity dissident, tolerated by the Congloms, acclaimed by the youth of the city, and living the life of her dreams.
Parties, pretty clothes, William, it’s all good.
Or is it?
Maybe it’s all a facade. Safe from a distance. And probably can’t last.
Because the government won’t let her win.
And when someone she loves disappears, Estelle fully learns the heavy cost of her defiance.
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You have everything, beautiful clothes, the newest, the best, and now your future husband has been chosen — you should be happy, right?
But Estelle's not. She wants to change everything.
Because of the too bright lights, the oppressive government.
The numbing medications and the constant control.
The rules. The loneliness.
But is she willing to give up everything — her home, her clothes, her stuff, and ultimately her freedom?
Because changing everything, sometimes means breaking the law.
And once she's done that, well, it's only a matter of time before the government will come for her. So be ready.
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