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Publication Order of This Poison Heart Books

This Poison Heart (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
This Wicked Fate (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Six Points of Light Books

Hook's Origin (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lost Son (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of KalynnBayron Standalone Novels

Cinderella Is Dead (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Vanquishers (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My Dear Henry (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Out There: Into the Queer New Yonder(2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eternally Yours(2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Kalynn Bayron is a classically trained vocalist from San Antonio, Texas that is best known as the author of the fantasy fiction novel “Cinderella is Dead.”
While she also dabbles in other genres, Bayron’s work is mostly a reenactment of fairy tales targetted at the young and the young at heart. Many of her novels usually come with characters with paranormal powers such as vampires, dragons, dragon tamers, and mermaids.

Ever since she published her debut novel “Cinderella is Dead” and it went on to become hugely popular, she has become a full-time author.
When she is not writing her novels, she loves to listen to classical music, spend time with her family, go to the theater and watch scary movies. Bayron currently makes her home in San Antonio Texas with her husband and children.

Bayron just like many of her contemporaries is someone that loved storytelling from a young age. She loved to listen to stories from any media whether it was literature, music, theater, movies, or TV.
Her love for storytelling can be traced to when her third-grade teacher read Natalie Babbit’s “Tuck Everlasting” to the class. She had such a strong reaction that she would then start reading anything she could get her hands on.
She also had the same reaction when it came to musicals as she was introduced to “The Phantom of the Opera” and this got her interested in classical music for life.
Kalynn Bayron penned her first novel as a nineteen-year-old and even though she hated the product, it showed her that she could start and finish a story.
Along the way, she was inspired and influenced by the works of literary giants such as Zora Neale Hurston and Toni Morrison. They inspired the young author to be unapologetic with her storytelling but rather tell them as it is.

Given Kalynn Bayron’s love for fantasy, it is no wonder that most of her novels incorporate fantastic and magical elements.
She believes that her love for the genre comes from imagining that something fantastic could happen at any time. While she loved reading fantastic stories, it always bothered her that there were no Black Disney princesses.
It was not until she turned 26 that she saw her first black princess. It irked her that black people had so little representation in popular culture, which makes them feel that their existence does not matter.
Since she had always wanted to become an author, she set out to right this wrong and penned her iteration of a popular Cinderella story with a black princess.
What makes Bayron’s work so special is that it has a unique spin that includes some new insights into Cinderella not found in any other work. It would take her nearly a year to pen her manuscript, which was published in 2020.

Kalynn Bayron’s novel “Cinderella is Dead” is a novel with a setting 200 years after Cinderella got with her dream prince. But the fairy tale is long forgotten and teenage girls all over the realm are attending the Annual Ball.
It is here that they will exhibit their finest gowns and dresses so that they may be selected by the best men the kingdom has to offer. Any girl that fails to get the interest of a man will be banished never to come back again.
While other girls are looking forward to the ball, all sixteen-year-old Sophia wants is to marry her childhood friend rather than prance in front of a bunch of arrogant men. She still has to attend the ball but when she arrives, she goes and hides in Cinderella’s mausoleum.
What happens next is that she bumps into Constance who Is supposed to be a descendant of Cinderella. Working with his sisters, they have vowed to take down the king who is the prkoter of the annual ball that they hate.

In their quest, they come to learn more about their ancestor who seems to have had more layers than anyone ever imagined.
It is a unique and interesting telling of a Cinderella tale with a powerful and relatable lead.

“This Poison Heart” by Kalynn Bayron is the story of Briseis, a woman with a unique gift. With a single touch, she can make plants germinate from minuscule seeds to become rich blooms.
She recently learned that her aunt is deceased and has left behind in New York a dilapidated estate that is now hers. Heading to the estate for the summer, she hopes that being surrounded by family, flowers, and plants may help her learn to control her gift.
However, they soon learn that their summer vacation home is very sinister. It comes with a walled garden full of some very dangerous gardens, an old-fashioned apothecary, and a specific set of instructions.
Luckily, the magical instructions allow any one of their unique family lineage to read the instructions and enter the dangerous places anyone else may not.
When strangers start knocking on their door asking for elixirs and tinctures, Bri discovers that she is talented at making them.
One of the people knocking down her door is Marie who makes friends with Bri only for the latter to learn that she is keeping some dark secrets about her community and the estate from her.

Kalynn Bayron’s novel “This Wicked Fate” asks the question would anyone tempt the most dangerous fate to save their loved ones? The lead in the novel is Briseis, who gets the last chance to save her ailing mother.
To accomplish her mission, she will have to find a fragment of the Absyrtus Heart which is an impossible task.
If she is to find that last piece she will have to contact relatives she has never met, get them to teach her their secret powers, and finally take her place in what is the storeyed history of her family with their supernatural powers.
Briseis is among several other people who want to get their hands on the Heart. Her competitors will do everything including kill to get the Heart. It is the story of a truly dangerous quest that could end in heartache if not more death.
But Briseis has in her favor ancient magic she hopes to harness to get the heart and save her mother.

Kalynn Bayron is a young adult fantasy author best known for her debut novel “Cinderella is Dead.” The author is a vocalist trained in the classic tradition who writes stories that appeal to readers of all ages. However, most of the novels which are reenactments of fairy tales are targeted to the young at heart. They are novels that feature mermaids, dragon tamers, members of a royal family with magical powers and vampires. She is a full time author but also has a partner, kids and interests outside of publishing. When she is not writing her novels, she can be found listening to Ella Fitzgerald, spending time with her children and husband, watching scary movies and going to the theater. Bayron currently makes her home in San Antonio Texas but was brought up in Portland, Alaska and Anchorage.

Bayron believes her passions which range from music to sports have had a great influence in her later career as a fiction author. Nonetheless, becoming a fiction author was something that she always wanted. As such, it became a common theme that runs through a lot of the things that she loves and indulges in. From the movies, literature, theatre and music she uses her passions to tell some very interesting stories. Just like many authors, she started out as a reader first and when she was a child she read pretty much everything she could get her hands on. Even though she was always reading, she never saw many characters that looked like her in the many novels she read. Kalynn Bayron decided that she would launch her career writing for people that were similar to a younger version of herself. She thus writes about colored girls in ball gowns being the heroines of her stories. “Cinderella is Dead,” her debut novel was first published in 2020.

Kalynn Bayron always loved reading fairy tales but it wasn’t until she was 26 that she saw a Black Disney princess. But it irked her that the princess spent much of the movie as a frog and set out to right the wrongs against black people. People are usually exposed to fairy tales from a very young age and these can have a significant impact on how we view the world and our role and place. The fact that colored people are not represented says they do not belong and that their existence doesn’t matter. It is from this perspective that she took the very popular Cinderella story and explored the way stories impact people. She did this while providing a new spin that reveals a new aspect about Cinderella. It took Kalynn Baron eight months to write the manuscript of her debut novel in 2016. It would take several rounds of edits and changes before it was bought by Bloomsbury who published it in 2020.

“Cinderella is Dead” by Kalynn Baron is set two centuries after Cinderella finally finds her prince. But the fairy tale is long over and teenage girls now have to attend the Annual Ball where they display their finery to allow the men of the kingdom to select the ones they like. If a girl does not attract the interest of a man, she will be gone and will never come back onto the scene. Sophia is a sixteen year old who would prefer to marry her best friend from childhood rather than be a peacock in front of arrogant men she barely knew. When she attends the annual ball but flees and hides in Cinderella’s mausoleum. It is there that she meets the supposed last descendant of Cinderella named Constance. Together with his sisters they make a vow to take down the king and in doing so learn that the Cinderella story had more to it than they had imagined. It is an interesting and unique take on a classical tale that comes with great twists and a relatable, well crafted and powerful lead character in Sophia.

“Hook’s Origin” by Kalyn Bayron is set in St Catherine, which is ground zero for the forgotten, misfits and the only place James Cook calls home. He had been abandoned there as a child and had been brought up by Sister Maddie who had been almost like the mother he never had. Growing up at the orphanage, he had battled a string of illnesses and spent much of his time in bed. One night, a distraught mother delivers a young boy to the orphanage. He is a mischievous boy named Peter who walks around with other boys with similar character that James wants nothing to do with. Peter’s charisma draws many of the younger boys at St Catherine but James who is wiser and older isn’t so easily impressed. Over time, the two boys come to know each other better and Peter tells him that he harbors a dark secret. It is a secret that could change James’ life and set both him and his new acquaintance on a path towards Neverland. It is a place only known to dreamers and children but not fate has it in James’ path.

Kalyn Bayron’s “The Lost Son” is the story of Finn Cook, a child taken into the care of Wendy, his aunt, after his father goes missing. His aunt lives in an upper class neighborhood in London and keeps a close eye on the boy as he grows into a young man. But as he grows up his aunt undergoes a mysterious and shocking transformation. In no time at all, she goes from a vivacious and vibrant woman to a shell of her former self. The end is ever closer on the horizon but just as he accepts that the grim reaper will rid him of the only person that has been family, something unexpected and strange happens. One evening while he is in his room, he overhears a man urgently asking Wendy to skip town with him. When he barges into her room to investigate, she discovers that she had already left without leaving any clues of where she had gone. He is now uncovering some secrets about his past when he is whisked off to Neverland by James Hook the swarthy captain. It is the place his aunt had always told him stories about and where he learns about the secrets that have been in his family for generations.

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