New Books/New Direction

No, I’m not changing anything essential, but I have updated this site to include the new direction and/or addition to my writing I’ve taken. MKYA is the new Young Adult imprint of Mystic Kat Press. They are fun, angsty, gritty, and for the most part paranormal. My first series will be Castle Street Fae and opens with the book Into the Pink. You can see the rockin’ cover by Cheryllynn Dyess under the MKYA tab on the home page.

This is a situation where the cover sparked the series idea. I’ll admit, I had thought about branching out into YA for some time now, but when I saw the premade cover on a post she’d put up on FB, I knew two things immediately. 1) I had to have it. 2) It would be the first book in a new venture. The idea just steamrolled from there. I have all three covers for the series purchased and the ideas are being outlined and written.

I’m having so much fun with it I can’t wait to write it each day. You see, though I do write graphic sex and violence in my other imprints and pen names, I feel a real freedom in not having to put that in a book and can concentrate more on the plot narrative and not if I’m feeling the time is right for my protagonists to throw down. Not that I’m going to stop writing the other either. I love it. I love what it is and the audience who purchases it. As a matter of fact, I still have several series planned under Kathleen Scott, Kate Davison, and MK Mancos that include sex and violence. MKYA is just a nice little writing break for me is all. Cassie Sweet has a whole other life going on at the moment. Currently, she is on a space station writing about a necromancer and a mage who solve mysteries. Stay tuned for more on Mage Corp. Inc.


A New Look

After exhaustive searches in my bedroom and office, I have been unable to locate my crystals and my tarot cards. I wanted to place them in the photo as well as the other props,but alas, earwax.  (To quote Dumbledore). I have a feeling I’ll find them in a box in the garage…where cast offs go to die in the stuffy Florida heat. Anyhoo, I didn’t really want so ominous of looking header art, but it looks better than the masks, though I did like them. We’ll see. If I can find my other props, I’ll shoot another pic.

Upcoming Projects

Holy Writing, Batman!!!

I’m going to be really busy over the next few months. On deck, I have the last part of Corpesetti – the second in the Pine Barrens series, The Host: Bloodlust, and Amplified – a m/m paraNoirmal space opera I’m writing under my Cassie Sweet pen name. Also, I’ll be finishing up on the third of the Doran Witch saga, and sending Capturing Camille the second in my Gaslight Guilds series to the editor. Stay tuned, I have so much going on the last half of 2019, it’s going to be so much fun!

2019 Appearances

I’ll be in the lovely city of Cocoa Beach, Florida for Space Coast Book Lovers Convention June 26-29, 2019. Come and enjoy books, fun, food, and fellowship with other readers like yourself, all on the beautiful shores of Florida’s Atlantic Coast.

July 23-27, 2019 I’ll be in the beautiful city of Savannah, GA for Literary Love Savannah. This is a convention I’ve done for several years and love everything about it. From the family of friends to the city itself. It’s a wondeful week of laughter, books, fun, friends, and mountains of swag. The Saturday signing is open to the public, so come one and all.

Join Me


Mystic Kat Press is the self-publishing entity of MK Mancos, Kathleen Scott, Kate Davison, and Cassie Sweet. They are all me, just different versions of the stories I love to write. Here, you’ll find links, updates, book signing appearances, blurbs, freebies, and anything else related to this journey called publishing. I hope you will join me often. – MK Mancos 2018