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Katje van Loon | Member Since 12 Dec, 2019
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3 raccoons in a trench coat.

  When I'm not digging through your trash, I'm writing about witches, wolves, and warrior women, whether in fiction, poetry, or creative non-fiction. Currently I'm a witch trapped in the big city; my hope is to eventually move to a big house in a small town on the edges of the wild, where it will be easy to slip away into the woods forever on occasion.   I share my life with a husbeast and our assorted collection of books, video games, and DVDs. Aside from writing, I enjoy knitting, crochet, arts and crafts, and committing pixel homicide.   My books have been nominated for a few awards: Bellica and Stranger Skies were both nominated for a Tiptree (now called Otherwise), and Stranger Skies was also nominated for a Gaylactic Spectrum Award.   With other writers, I am a founding member of the Our Own Worlds collective.

My Worlds


The Aradian Universe

  This is the broader world in which my books Bellica, The Jade Star of Athering, and the upcoming Anala take place.   Bellica took me 13 years to write (I started when I was 12), and a lot of that time was spent building up the world. Worldbuilding is a HUGE part of any story I write, but WorldAnvil is the first time I've decided to be so public with it. It's a little scary but also really fun.  


  I went ahead and created another world to more fully explore the world that Bellica and its sequels take place in. I realized trying to keep it ALL in The Aradian Universe would quickly get unwieldy. So if you're here because you wanted more about the Bellica Trilogy, then check out the Zarqon world.  

The Borderlands Saga

  Yep, I'm well-aware there's a video game franchise with a similar name. Absolutely no relation -- I came up with my series name before knowing anything about the video game.   The Borderlands Saga is probably my most challenging world-building task, to be honest. It's a parallel-universe spanning portal fantasy series in which gods become mortal, mortals become gods, and the laws of physics are more guidelines than actual laws.   None of this was intentional. I plotted Stranger Skies to be a standalone, but partway through drafting I realized it was the first in a who-knows-how-long series. It, like most of my projects, grew exponentially when I wasn't paying attention.  

Wahi Ho'ano

  This is a world I'm creating under the name Renata Blake, as that's my pen name for the books that will eventually be published.   I will write a little bit more about this when it's not 1:30 am. ;)    

Connect with Me

  Want to chat with me about my worlds (or anything else)? I have a Discord! It's small but chill. Please join and let me know you found the link via WorldAnvil.

Interests & Hobbies

Knitting, baking, crochet, arts and crafts, binge-watching shows.

Favorite Movies

The Fifth Element, The Fountain, V for Vendetta, The Mummy

Favorite TV Series

Star Trek (all of them except Discovery, which I hate), Battlestar Galactia, V (the new one), Jane the Virgin, Wynonna Earp, Orphan Black, Hudson & Rex, Grey's Anatomy, Station 19, Carnival Row, The Boys, The Tick...fuck I watch a lot of TV.

Favorite Books

Rootabaga Stories by Carl Sandberg, The Kushiel Series by Jacqueline Carey, The Fifth Sacred Thing by Starhawk

Favorite Writers

Jacqueline Carey, Ursula K. LeGuin, Marion Zimmer Bradley (yes I realize she's problematic, I still enjoy her writing)

Favorite Games

World of Warcraft, FFXIV, Stardew Valley, Spiritfarer, Journey, Final Fantasy V, Untitled Goose Game, Goat Simulator, Kittens Game, Fable


Latest Loved work

The Balai Uprising

Crown of the Stars

Emotional Distancing Potion

Sisterhood of the Den Mother