Hello, my name is K.G. (Kristine Gail) Petrone. You’ve never heard of me, and that’s okay, because the fact is I’m nobody special. By that I mean I’m not famous. I haven’t done anything or accomplished something that you’d recognize me for. I’m just another Self-Published Author and Poet soliciting my books on Amazon.
Of course, I had bigger things planned for myself. When I was nine I wanted to own a Silver Corvette and be a big Executive live in a tall high-rise in the city. But some bad decisions I made pushed me down another path. The path was paved in darkness with razor sharp thorns and by all accounts I shouldn’t even be here to discuss it. Why is that, you ask? Well, I placed myself in a lot of dark, dirty, and dangerous situations. I was raped, mugged at knife-point, cut out of a car, abused, held captive by a narcissist, attempted suicide, on a couple of occasions, and was an addict. Eventually, my choices ended up costing me to lose physical custody of my children, my home, family, friends, and awarding me with a felony record.
So with that said, I bet your wondering? What the heck type of books did this nobody write? Well, with all the monsters I’ve actual met and feared. I decided I would much rather live in isolation with the fictitious monsters in Novels and Short Stories then the one’s depicted on the 6 o’clock news.
Thus, I pulled from some of my experiences. Especially those related to loss, shame, guilt, remorse and grief over my children and wrote an intriguing Supernatural Crime Thriller and a prequel type of character introduction short story. “Cycles of Time – Revenge is Mine” was inspired after I came across the story of Frances Slocum. A five year old little girl who was taken captive by Delaware Warriors in 1778 during the settlement of the new world in Northeast Pennsylvania. However, I felt this story not from Frances perspective but from her mother’s. I could relate on so many levels to the mother’s feelings of never knowing, the guilt, the-I should haves, and the -if onlys, so much so, that I was instantly inspired and began to write. The story basically wrote itself I was only its vessel. Then someone suggested I make it a dual timeline and within nine months the book(s) were written and published.
As for my poetry, as long as I can remember I have always used poetry as a way to express my deepest and darkest secrets. Therefore, I have collected and purged all my inner thoughts and private emotions. Freely, courageously and uninhibitedly I composed “The Ego Anthology.” A collection of poems wherein I share my experiences, thoughts, emotions, heartaches and struggles with mental illness. Hoping to inspire, raise awareness and allow those suffering to know they are not alone.
So with that all said, “Who is Author, K.G. Petrone?”
“I’m nobody! Who are you?
Are you nobody, too? …” ~Emily Dickinson