In 2008, K.B. Draper discovered a talent for storytelling after drinking a bottle of cheap wine at a Christmas Party.
One of her equally intoxicated friends said, “You are so freak’n *burp* funny. You should write a book.” The idea stuck and so did a cocktail napkin (in an inappropriate place) but that’s a totally different story. After that, K.B. Draper taught herself to write; which was challenging because she was a bad student and an even worse teacher — but words started to make sentences, sentences made paragraphs and paragraphs eventually made a story, which came to be her first book, The U-haul Diary.
The U-haul Diary is a comedic, loose interpretation (okay, completely one-sided view) of the women she dated who moved in and out of her life (and house). Writing was cheaper than therapy so she continued to tell stories in her stylized rambling humor– but her second book Close-up is more of a modern day,will they-won’t they, oh no they didn’t, fantasy series, featuring Kanyon and Daylen, two heroines out to save the world from sin-infused articles and the supernatural bad guys.
K.B. Draper is not a classically trained writer but she fakes it pretty okay and hopefully inspires a few chuckles along the way.
The U-haul Diary
What do you get if you add twelve ex-girlfriends, four overly involved friends, glow-in-the-dark body paint, a lesbian nemesis, a stripper pole, a casino surveillance tape, a three legged cat, the restroom at the Astrodome, the restroom at the local lesbian bar, the restroom at the sheriff’s department, Jesus’ gay boyfriend, Bigfoot, and a near-death experience with an appropriately attached life changing lesson? The U-haul Diary –aka the comedic story of my unsuccessful dating life. I hope you learn a little, and laugh A LOT!
Take 1 of the Kanyon and Daylen Series
Where do the supernatural bad guys go to use their sin-infused articles to make another play for world domination? Hollywood, duh. Lucky for the world, there just so happens to be two out-of-work, ex TV superheroes with a secret destiny to keep the bad guys from succeeding.
Enter stage right: Kanyon McKane has it all or so people think. She’s beautiful, successful; she has the lead role in one of the most popular television series, and a car collection to rival Jay Leno’s. But in a Lindsay Lohan style stunt, she falls off her high horse, figuratively and literally, causing not only herself but her on-screen sidekick to be written off the show.
Enter stage left: Daylen Elliott took off for Hollywood (granted it was only 20 miles down the road) to find her own calling, eventually landing a role as the dutiful sidekick to the most powerful, stunningly gorgeous, yet completely frustrating woman she’s ever met, Kanyon McKane. But now that their characters have been killed off Daylen is ready to leave the Hollywood scene behind and embrace her fated role in the family business.
What should have been a brief appearance at a Comic-Con ends in a drunken encounter with the Ghostbusters gang, the wipe-out of a gaggle of Stormtroopers, Buffy’s skirt over her head, and Kanyon and Daylen discovering that central casting for the ultimate Good Side decided to select them as real-life superheroes. Together in a will they, won’t they, oohhh no they didn’t relationship, the two will discover the true roles they are destined to play and that the bond between them could not only save themselves, but the world.