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Author has written 5 stories for Twilight.

Life can only disappoint you if you let it.

Well, what can I say? I'm 30. I've been writing since I was little. Writing is who I am and what I do. But my head and heart are in constant conflict with one another because part of me says, "Keep dreaming. Never give up. You will prevail." but the other part of me says, "Look at things logically. It's time to stop dreaming and get real. Where is writing going to get you?" It's a good thing I never listen to me, but some day I fear that I might.

That day is not here yet, as I finally summoned up the courage to publish my first series, "The Barking Mad Tale of a Teenage Werewolf". Keeping with the wolf groove (I've got a soft spot for dogs, what can I say?) it is about a group of fun-loving werewolves who spend their time playing dare or dare, placing ridiculous bets, and having a little bit of fun while guarding their town against evil. There are wise cracking werewolves, non-sparkling vampires, and a dash of romance on this journey of self discovery. It's Twilight-light, minus the emo, and with more werewolves than vampires. The first book is called "An American Werewolf in Idaho". The second is "A Tale of Two Shih Tzus" and the third is "The Labrador of the Rings". The final installment is "The War of the Werewolves". And there is a prequel out titled "From Loss to Love". They are all on sale on Amazon as paperbacks and are up for sale on Kindle and Nook.

You can also find out more information under the name Katella Stegmann or The Barking Mad Tale of a Teenage werewolf series on facebook, or follow at Barking Mad Books on Twitter. The series is packed with action, romance, humor, vampires, and plenty of pack drama. I am hoping those of you who like my fanfics will enjoy the books. Check them out! I will do a cute little monkey dance for you if you do.

An American Werewolf in Idaho: An American Werewolf in Idaho

A Tale of Two Shih Tzus: A Tale of Two Shih Tzus

The Labrador of the Rings: The Labrador of the Rings

The War of the Werewolves: The War of the Werewolves

From Loss to Love: A Barking Mad Prequel: From Loss to Love

Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/AnAmericanWerewolfinIdaho


Fun little facts:

-A good heart only gets you so far in life. But it's the only way I know how to live. (rolls eyes, Thanks for that, mom). Generally I'm a happy person, but I have my days. We all do. I try not to let anyone see me at my worst. I vary between being painfully shy to boisterously loud. Depends on my mood. I'm about as predictable as an earthquake. It takes me a long time to talk to people, but when I start talking I never shut up. My friends tease me all the time about being so friendly. It's a running joke that I'm a Labrador Retriever puppy...and I truly kind of am. I love people, but I don't let many of them in.

-I love to make others laugh, because I like to see my friends happy. And not a day goes by that I don't smile (even those days when I have a broken heart). I believe that people ask less questions when you are smiling. I think that if you can't laugh at yourself then you take things too damn seriously.

-I believe in living in the moment. If you get too lost in the past you cry over what has been. And if you look to the future you're worried about what it will bring. Living in the present is simply the best...because we're not always guaranteed a tomorrow. So seize the day, take risks. Enjoy life. Live it up.

Live a day at a time. The moment you start watching the clock...you start counting down. Life is truly a beautiful thing.

“Work like you don't need the money, love like you've never been hurt, and live like there's no tomorrow.”

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Leah's Sunrise reviews
It only took death for him to realize how much he loved her." For anyone who ever wondered "what-if" for Leah and Jacob. "What-if" Jacob had never broken away? "What-if" he hadn't imprinted? "What-if" life was completely different? M for language.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 55 - Words: 227,209 - Reviews: 1175 - Favs: 552 - Follows: 148 - Updated: 6/22 - Published: 4/24/2009 - Leah, Jacob - Complete
The Dawn Was Already Broken reviews
Breaking Dawn from Leah's POV. Prelude: "She was pregnant? I snorted out a callous laugh. Here I was, a mutated genetic dead end. Having kids for me was completely out of the question. And this leech loving whiny little runt vampire wannabe was going to have a kid! Life is completely and utterly unfair." Rated M for language.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 69 - Words: 235,616 - Reviews: 67 - Favs: 46 - Follows: 17 - Published: 6/1/2012 - Leah, Jacob - Complete
Diaries of a Pregnant Werewolf Oneshot reviews
"This is what I've become. I have succumbed to evil and turned into everything I ever hated. I'm a nesting mother to be who is writing in a diary to satisfy my boredom." Leah Clearwater pregnant. Follows "The Dawn Was Already Broken" M for dirty language.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,923 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 4/1/2011 - Published: 1/20/2011 - Leah, Embry - Complete
The Moon's Dark Side reviews
What would you do if the one person you loved, the one person you trusted, and the only happiness you had ever known, left you alone and heartbroken? Leah Clearwater had the answer to that. Screw you world! I’m out! Rated M for language and dark tones.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 10 - Words: 37,153 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 41 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 4/1/2011 - Published: 4/6/2009 - Leah, Seth - Complete
Emmett Cullen: Wedding Planner, One Shot reviews
Emmett plans Bella and Edward's wedding and hijinks ensue... 'Nuff said. Rated T for language. "You know the type of guy that everyone gets pissed at for being such a lovable goof? Yeah, that’s me."
Twilight - Rated: T - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 3 - Words: 7,802 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 4/1/2011 - Published: 1/2/2010 - Emmett, Edward - Complete