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A window into the writing lives of your favorite authors

Take a look behind the book!

This site celebrates the places where acclaimed authors spin their stories and craft their characters. Whether they prefer noisy coffee-houses, living room sofas, or quiet offices, discover why these authors write where they write.


With this glimpse of the surroundings in which writers work and think hard, be inspired to celebrate your own creative space.

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In a Greenhouse

Check out Kira's "office"!

Kira Seamon

Featured Author

Kira Kanani Seamon was born and raised in Hawaii. She attended the prestigious Punahou School as an multi- award-winning honor student, winning two foreign language awards. She is a Certified Exercise Physiologist by the American College of Sports Medicine and a Certified Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Leader by the American Council on Exercise.  A polymath, Kira is a gold medal/state winner in piano performance and a National and two-time Regional Dance Champion.


She’s an multi-award-winning photographer and has had her art accepted and sold in national and regional juried shows. She’s had over fifty newspaper cover stories about her art and has been on the arts cover of the Metrowest Daily News, The Enterprise, and the Daily News Transcript.

Her Patriot Ledger arts cover story (voted New England’s best regional paper), was picked up and published online/print in 123 towns, or the entire eastern half of Massachusetts.  She celebrated her 24th solo multimedia show recently and her first solo museum exhibit of her work in 2020.  She was recently the inaugural artist-in-residence in Natick, Massachusetts. She received a personal letter from the Massachusetts Senate President and a Certificate of Recognition from the Massachusetts State Legislation in recognition of her grant from Framingham, Massachusetts. All of this culminated in her receiving the prestigious Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, for which she appeared in the Wall Street Journal in 2020.


Her horror short story, A Cereus Curse, is published in Terror Tract’s Hell-o-Ween 2021 anthology. Kira has never met a story from Greek mythology that she didn’t love and has kept a daily journal since her teens. Dead Cereus is her first multi-award-winning novel.

 Don't miss Kira's captivating new novel!

Holy holly berries! Holly Jackson creates shenanigans on the Olympic level. This mischievous charmer has found herself in many strange messes, but this one takes the carrot cake!

When the rare night-blooming cereus plant is scheduled to open its petals at Shellesby College’s Night Lights Gala, Holly is there-and so is a killer. Events unfold that not only place her scholarship on the line, but also her life…and that of her rival. Holly finds herself racing the clock to save her arch nemesis, secure her scholarship, and catch a murderer… if she can!


Filled with humor, breathtaking tropical plants, and foods that will make your stomach growl, this is an epic romance and a fantastic, unique mystery rolled into one hilarious story. With all the feels, this novel can’t help but implant itself in your heart and grow into one of your favorite reads. Kira Seamon is the debut author with the killer imagination.

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