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November 26, 2015

Enjoy my new Rings of Passage book trailer. Much thanks to PJ Friel for character artwork, George Missor for editing, and Dolly_Donut at Fiverr for the voice over.


October 19-23: Free Promotion!

Get it while it's hot! From Oct. 19-23, 2015, my novel Dangerous Reflections: A Historical Fantasy through Time is available FREE through Amazon. Download it here.

A modern woman inherits a magic wand that carries her through a mirror to Edwardian London, and into the arms of a powerful wizard. Together they must battle demons, overcome the plot of a rival wizard, and solve a murder mystery. But she has a secret agenda: to get a few drops of the elixir of life to save her grandmother who lies comatose in the 21st century. "Dangerous Reflections" is a finalist in the 9th Annual 2015 National Indie Excellence® book awards.


Oct. 19, 2015

Are you preparing for NaNoWriMo? Learn how to fast track progress on your book on my new website, Scrum Your Novel: How to finish a book the Agile way. All content you'll need to get started will be available by Nov. 1.

Scrum Your Novel website






July 1, 2015

An American Novelist in King Richard III's Court

Perceptive TravelGiven enough time, a king who was reviled and villainized in his time can end up being the center of a proud celebration.

Visit Perceptive Travel webzine to read Karla Tipton's article about her visit to Leicester, England, during "King Richard III Week" in March 2015.


May 18, 2015

Karla Tipton Named Finalist in NIEA Awards for Historical Fantasy
Former Antelope Valley Press staff writer and editor, Karla Tipton’s second historical fantasy novel, Dangerous Reflections, a time travel fantasy, has been named a Finalist in the Fantasy category of the 9th Annual National Indie Excellence® Awards (NIEA).

These prestigious national awards, based in Beverly Hills, California, are open to all English language books in print from small, medium, university, self and independent publishers. Awarded since 2007, the National Indie Excellence Awards competition is judged by independent experts from all aspects of the indie book industry, including publishers, writers, editors, book cover designers and professional copywriters. Dangerous Reflections follows the release of Tipton’s first romantic fantasy, Rings of Passage, a historical time travel novel featuring England’s King Richard III.

Author Blog Tour

Readwave's "Ask the Author"
Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015

Writer Bee's Book Reviews
Monday, Feb. 2, 2015

A Little Bit of R&R
Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015

A Soul Unsung
Monday, Feb. 16, 2015

The Eternal Scribe
Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015


Dangerous Reflections: A Historical Fantasy through Time
Publication Date: January 27, 2015
Dangerous Reflections is a time travel historical fantasy set in Edwardian London. After Martie is bequeathed a magic wand from her grandmother, she steps through a mirror into the arms of a powerful wizard and a truly magical romance.

Rings of PassageRings of Passage: A Time Travel Novel with Richard III
Publication Date: August 19, 2013
Rings of Passage is a time travel historical fantasy, with Richard III as the romantic hero. Wizards control the events of history, but a woman's love transcends all.

September 2014 book review

"Rings of Passage" received an excellent review in the Richard III Society's publication, The Ricardian Bulletin

Rings of Passage review, Ricardian Bulletin
(read it here!)

August 2014 release:
Second edition of “Rings of Passage” in PAPERBACK!

I'm excited to present the new cover for the new paperback edition of "Rings of Passage."

Designed by artist PJ Friel, the image of the novel's hero Richard is based on the scientific 3D model commissioned by Leicester University, based on the real King Richard III.

FREE "Rings of Passage" Desktop Wallpaper:

Rings of Passage cover
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Back cover blurb
"Rings of Passage" is a time travel romance set during the reign of Richard III, with Richard as the romantic hero.

Heroine Anise Wynford stumbles down the porch steps of her farmhouse in Massachusetts and into the nightmare of a raging battlefield of armor and sword fighting.

When she later awakens in a medieval forest in the presence of a gallant white knight, their connection is immediate. Concerned for her safety, the knight carries her to his castle. Her knight turns out to be King Richard III, the villain of Shakespeare’s most famous play.

The truth dawns that she has been transported through time by a magic ring. As Anise navigates the complex rules of politics and etiquette in the king’s court, she falls in love with Richard and he with her.

But Anise knows Richard is destined to die in the Battle of Bosworth Field. If Anise chooses to save his life, she will alter the course of history.

Media reviews and author interviews

Akron Beacon Journal
Antelope Valley Press
Barberton Herald
Daily Kent Stater