About

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Madison Klophaus is an author and an artist. She grew up in Texas and attended the University of Texas at Arlington where she received a BFA in Drawing. The Gemini Letters, the first in her debut trilogy, was released in the fall of 2020. PictureHouse and Compound followed in 2021 and 2023. Her story, Second Born, was a semifinalist in the 2021 DriftWood Press short story competition.

 

Madison writes historical and mythological fiction through retellings of the ancient world, though she has also dabbled in science and dystopian fiction, which spurred her to start writing.

 

She is currently working on Among Gods and Men, the prequel to The Gemini Letters trilogy, as well as a novel retelling the events of Cain and Abel from Abel's point of view.

 

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Currently Writing:

  • AMONG GODS AND MEN, prequel to The Gemini Letters trilogy. The final installment of The Gemini Letters trilogy, Compound, is coming February 23, 2023, with Among Gods and Men to follow in Summer 2025.

  • ABEL, a novel adaptation of my short story, retelling the events of Cain and Abel from Abel's point of view.

  • UNTITLED SODOM AND GOMORRAH NOVEL, a novel from the perspective of four youths living in Sodom and Gomorrah at the time that God destroyed the Cities of the Plain for their wickedness.

Currently Reading:

  • A FATAL THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM: MURDER IN ANCIENT ROME by Emma Southon. I read a GoodReads review that said, "This book felt like gossiping about Ancient Rome," and as I notice myself entering my veni vidi vici era, I can't think of a more apt way of describing this book.

  • THE HOUSE WITH THE GOLDEN DOOR by Elodie Harper. Listen, I'll read anything about Ancient Rome (who wouldn't?), and I really enjoyed the first book. However, I rarely read a book and say to myself, "I could read this every day for the rest of my life." This book has changed that.

Currently Listening To:

  • Among Gods and Men, a playlist created by me to accompany the prequel to The Gemini Letters trilogy. The mood is love enduring. Spotify link here. 

  • Abel, another playlist created by me that has aided in the telling of Abel's story. These songs range, and you may not see how they connect, but that's the beauty of it. Spotify link here.

  • Untitled Sodom and Gomorrah, yet another playlist I made (go figure). This has helped me explore the once raw nature of the Cities of the Plain and all the people who lived in them. Think the creation of gladiators. Think blood, sand, and sin. Spotify link here.