If you're in any doubt whether you've clicked on the right site, especially if you've visited before and don't recognise the place, this is the site of K. S. Dearsley–that's me!

The site has been given a fresh new look, but the changes aren't only cosmetic. It's been streamlined, and the content's had a makeover too with new tips and reorganised listings to keep everything more relevant and up-to-date. Anyone who misses the old bibliographies will find them archived. It should make the information you want easier to find whether you're interested in reading my work or creating your own.

Like many writers, I started making up my own stories as a child, and continued to write while earning a living in a variety of jobs. I've been a writer in residence at artists' studios and a freelancer for businesses and the press. I've never felt confined to a particular form or genre, so you'll find sections on plays and poetry, flash fiction and short stories, Twiction and novels.

I hope whether you're a reader looking for an interesting read, or a writer needing advice or inspiration, you'll find them here.

My latest news is listed below and you can keep up with what's happening by checking out my blog. Take your time, browse around and enjoy!




* My one-act play, Antarctica, has been highly commended in The Walter Swan Trust Award and will be performed on Friday 4th December at Ilkley Playhouse and on Monday 7th December at West Yorkshire Playhouse.

* Check out The Exiles of Ondd page for the first song in the NEW series for Discord's Apprentice.

* Read 'Haze' online for free in Fantasy Scroll Magazine.

* 'Harvest-time' has been chosen as the Editor's Pick in the 2015 Binnacle Ultra-Shorts competition.

* My poem, 'Plundering the Moon', is in the spring issue of Illumen.

* Two more stories of mine, 'Patterns in the Sand' and 'Follow that Car!' are now available at Alfie Dog Fiction.


"... an accomplished and compelling piece of writing and the ideas behind it are impressive." 

The Short Story Unit, BBC Radio Drama on 'Maternal Instinct'.

"This is a kind of modern-day Aesop's fable and as such is great fun.  This was original, animated and genuinely funny."

Lorna Ferguson, Annual Writers' Conference judge on 'A Real Party Animal'.


"An ambitious and well crafted play... This kept me engaged throughout."

Simon Smith, The Sussex Playwrights' Club judge on 'Whistling the Death March'.


"I have to tell you that 'Panteknikon 14'... absorbed and haunted me... it's a skilful and powerful piece of writing."

Lynne Patrick, Real Writers.


"This is a fabulous story.  Well-written, completely engaged and with a strong voice."

Kada McDonald, Editor Clonepod on 'The Demon-dancer of Ramjoah'.


"The language of the piece is truly lovely..."

Gary Lee, Pseudopod on 'Soon Beloved'.

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