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Author Susan Kite

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About the Author


Susan Kite was born in Indiana, but because her father was in the Army, she moved extensively during her growing up years. The post library was the first place she found after a move, avidly reading fantasy, science fiction and many other genres. In her teens, she dabbled in writing, creating stories based on characters from her favorite TV shows. With college and marriage, writing was mostly put on hold.

That changed more than twenty years ago when the writing bug bit again. For a decade fan fiction was the main focus, but this provided practice and helped develop skills needed to write original works. A visit to the Mission San Luis Rey in California in 2001 and subsequent research became the catalyst to write her first novel, My House of Dreams. The Mendel Experiment, and its sequels, Blue Fire, and Power Stone of Alogol, were published by World Castle.

The author earned her Bachelor’s degree in secondary English and followed that up with a Master’s degree in Instructional Media at Utah State University. She worked in public school libraries for 35 years, most recently in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Now retired, Ms. Kite lives in Oklahoma City. She has been married to the love of her life, Daniel, for over 40 years. They have two children and seven grandchildren and are owned by an opinionated chiweenie-terrier.

The Mendel Experiment


Author: Susan  Kite

Hardback ISBN:   9781629892481

Paperback ISBN:  9781629892498

eBook ISBN:  9781629892290

Genre: YA Science Fiction Fantasy

Release Date 04/15/2015

The Federation is desperate for the rare materials probes have detected on Mendel, but the system’s blue sun is deadly to humans. The solution? Create a race of young mutated humans who can live and work on the planet.

Corree has successfully led her small group of forest mutants for five years.  Then the weird dreams begin. They disclose the group’s previously suppressed memories and lead her on a search to find other mutants. When her quest takes her to the desert, Corree discovers a sinister plot as well as a terrifying enemy—one that will carry her far beyond Mendel’s solar system.  

Blue Fire


The Mendel Experiment Part Two

Author: Susan Kite

Hardback ISBN:  9781629894096

Paperback ISBN: 9781629894102

eBook ISBN: 9781629894119

Genre: YA Science Fiction Fantasy

Release Date 12/14/2015

The Federation begins sending experimental robots to Mendel; robots that have the ability to withstand the planet’s elements better than any previously sent. They have orders to persuade the mutant settlers to comply with Federation orders and any mutants who do not will be hunted and destroyed. 

Even without the threat of robots, Corree’s future is still uncertain. After making it back home to Mendel, she is again abducted and sent to the Federation home planet for study. Remembering past experiences on the science station where she was created, Corree has a pretty good idea what that means. Even with all the mutant abilities at her disposal, she doesn’t know how she can escape this time.

Power Stone of Alogol


The Mendel Experiment Part Three

Hardback ISBN: 9781629897134

Paperback ISBN: 9781629897141

eBook ISBN: 9781629897158

Genre: YA Science Fiction/Fantasy

Release Date 06/12/2017

When an unknown entity takes control of the science station orbiting Mendel, Corree goes aboard and discovers a sinister plot to overthrow the Federation government. Corin, the young clone of the scientist, Windemere, who tried to use Corree to destroy the Ologrians, is an important part of the scheme. Corree answers the summons disguised as Corin. What she finds is a plan to destroy any beings that do not fit the definition of “human.” Again, Corree is torn from her beloved planet, but she has to leave in order to save her family and friends.

“I was blown away at its brilliance (The Mendel Experiment). The characters are 3 dimensional and developed. The story flows smoothly with its premise. Humans are given a new chance to become greater than their creators. No matter what shape Corree takes, she is still Coree all the way, lovable, authentic and intelligent. I am eager to read the sequel.” —Penina Keen Spinka, author of Hidden in Mist, Picture Maker & Dream Weaver.

Moon Crusher


Paperback ISBN: 9781951642686

eBook ISBN: 9781951642693

Genre: YA Science Fiction/Fantasy

Release Date 05/25/2020

Fourteen-year-old Diego only knows the rolling hills and pastures of his father’s ranch in 1829 California. But in the blink of an eye, his life is torn apart by an extraterrestrial invasion and he is captured by aliens, reptilian warriors. Diego is now a slave on a colossal spacecraft surrounded by technological advances beyond his comprehension. Stranded among the stars, unable to understand the strange language, Diego fights for his very survival and struggles to gain the respect of his extraterrestrial captors. Yet, when his new life threatens to overwhelm him, will he be able to unite his fellow slaves to fight a more deadly enemy or will he betray the trust of Ziron, the ship’s enigmatic commander? Can Diego reclaim his stolen freedom and find his way back to the home he once knew on Earth?

In this young adult science fiction adventure, join Diego on an extraordinary journey of courage, loyalty, and the resilience of the human spirit. Will he conquer the stars or become lost in their vast, unforgiving expanse?

Winner of the Royal Palm Literary Bronze Award, 2021 (Florida) and the Oklahoma Writers Federation, Juvenile Gold Award, 2021.

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Planet of Outcasts

Moon Crusher Part 2

Hardback ISBN: 9798322064978

Paperback ISBN: 9798891261907

eBook ISBN: 9798891261914

Genre: YA Science Fiction/Fantasy

Release Date 5/6/2024

Diego believed he'd found his freedom, but little did he know his real journey was just beginning.

After the Resh's defeat, he's thrust into a role as a sub-commander in the Seressin Empire, under the watchful eye of the formidable Commander Ziron. Yet, the world he was born in is gone, leaving him struggling to make sense of it all.

Setting out on a trip to Grrlock with his best friend, Rreengrol, to visit family, Diego anticipates a relaxing vacation. But when they're unexpectedly abducted by toad-like Resh forces and taken to the dreaded Resh system, his reality takes a dark twist. Forced into a team of assassins with a chilling mission—kill Commander Ziron and the Supreme Commander—Diego has no way to warn his mentor or stop the impending disaster. He must have confidence in his own abilities and those of his otter-like friends, the Turengen, if they are to prevent the assassins' deadly plot.

Then, Diego must face a deadly decision: return to the nightmarish world of Resh. His mission—to rescue Seressin hostages—is a daring, make-or-break gamble testing his courage to the limit.

In this gripping sequel to Moon Crusher, Diego's journey unfolds against a backdrop of unrelenting suspense and self-discovery. Will he rise as the hero Seressin needs, or will the shadows of his past consume him?

Join Diego on an epic odyssey through space where destiny and courage collide, and the fate of an entire empire hangs in the balance.

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From the Sea to the Stars

Moon Crusher Part 3

Paperback ISBN:

eBook ISBN:

Genre: YA Science Fiction/Fantasy

Release Date to be determined

After securing two victories against the Resh, Diego Perez looks forward to a routine diplomatic visit to the peaceful water planet, Amashi. Tranquility gives way to chaos when they explore mysterious formations and encounter the Trologs, a vengeful species of land dwellers from Amashi’s distant past. They have come with a weapon of indescribable power, capable of tearing Amashi apart. With earthquakes threatening devastation, Diego and his crew embark on a journey to Trolog to prevent the destruction. Can they stop the impending catastrophe, or will they fall to adversaries who bear an eerie resemblance to Diego himself?

Crossroads to the Stars


Hardback ISBN: 9798755802338

Paperback ISBN: 9798755811866

eBook ISBN: 9781956788181

Genre: Science Fiction

Release Date 11/15/2021

Three hundred years after a global conflict almost destroyed humanity, space explorers begin to reach for the stars. Old moon colonies are rebuilt and settlements established on the far planets. Major Kendra Manning is put in charge of the new exploration corp. Then she’s called to the moon to help open a newly discovered base; one that wasn’t built by humans. The alien base becomes a treasure trove of scientific discoveries—but will these marvelous finds bring humanity the stars or death?

Realms of the Cat


Author: Susan Kite

Hardback ISBN:  9781629899558

Paperback ISBN:  9781629899565

eBook ISBN:  9781629899572

Genre: Middle-Grade Science Fiction/Fantasy

Release Date 07/23/2018

TB is perfectly happy as a free city cat until he learns he has lived another life in an alternate universe.  The human girl in his former family is in danger and TB is assigned to go through an interdimensional portal and protect her. Instead of protecting her, he has made it possible for someone to kidnap her. Now TB must gather a team of cats and dogs to go back through the portal and rescue her. At the same time, he must figure out why all of the city’s dogs are disappearing.

First Realm


Author: Susan Kite

Hardback ISBN:  9798409044671

Paperback ISBN:  9781956788587

eBook ISBN:  9781956788594

Genre: Middle-Grade Science Fiction/Fantasy

Release Date 2/14/2022

TB is barely grown, smart-alecky, and full of energy in this prequel to Realms of the Cat. He has survived living on the streets, escaped an owl attack, and endured his human’s baby doll dresses, but when his dog-pals, Butch and Spencer, are kidnapped, TB doesn’t hesitate to jump to their rescue. He is horrified when he realizes the kidnappers are dog fighters. They plan on using Butch to fight, Spencer for practice, and TB as bait for the other dogs! Can he figure out a way for all of them to escape? And how will they get back home if they do escape?

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