Bronze Medalist

Independent Publisher Book Awards 2014, Best Mystery/Thriller eBook.


Brad Meltzer  recommends: "School of the Assassins."

Originally from Los Angeles, I am an Air Force veteran, served in the Honor Guard and was captain of my flight in Officer Training School. My early novels, White Trash and Croutons, were published under the pen name Katie Carothers by an imprint of Red Hen Press in 1995 and taught in literature classes at UCLA and four community colleges. My nonfiction articles have appeared in The Los Angeles Times Magazine, Oxygen, Senior, L.A. Fitness and Hearing Health. I am an avid reef aquarium hobbyist, live with my husband Roger in Los Angeles and enjoy salmon fishing in Alaska. Connect with me at and www.twitter/wkblais.


blurb it.

A History of Violence meets The Ghost Writer in this award-winning thriller about a half-American, half-South African sunflower farmer who faces a gauntlet of obstacles while seeking justice for his displaced and murdered family. School of the Assassins melds the best elements of L.A. crime and detective fiction with the political intrigue of an international action thriller, forging a powerhouse story that is resonating with readers and critics alike.

From the novelist W.K. Blais



Proud Member

 Sis​ters In Crime


Outlier Novelist

"This is a riveting story from start to finish, filled with pathos, courage, evil, and a very satisfying triumph." Judge, Writer's Digest Ebook Awards.

 W.K. Blais