Festival of Drabbles 2015


I LOVE 100-word stories! Well, obviously. Or else I wouldn’t have written 100 Nightmares. This is why I’m proud to announce that I am a supporter of the First Festival of Drabbles 2015!

The first Festival of Drabbles will start on November 9th and run until the 15th. It will be a week long celebration of drabbles and the art of drabble writing including some of the finest drabblists in the world.

Fellow author Michael Brookes was the one who came up with this brilliant idea. And I’m very pleased to be invited as a participant. If you’re new to drabbles, they are a form of flash fiction in which the story is told in exactly 100 words.

If you’re on Facebook, feel free to join the event! Invite any friends that you think would be interested and share the event on your timeline. 🙂


If you’re on Twitter then tweet a link to this event and if you can use the #festivalofdrabbles hashtag that would be awesome!

See you there!

K.Z. ❤


SpaSpa Book Awards: Best Drabble Award

Hey! It looks like I won the Best Drabble Award with my story, “Google Search History”. This is awesome and so unexpected. 🙂 This is actually a very old drabble that I wrote for Friday Fictioneers.

2014 Self-Published and Small Press Awards

Congratulations to all the winners of the SpaSpa Book Awards!

Thank you ❤


Google Search History
by K.Z. Morano


two receipts identical jewelry husband’s pocket

signs that my husband is cheating

telltale signs husband having affair

how to tell my husband have mistress?


why men cheat?

marriage advice rekindling passion

sexy lingerie shop

tips better sex

how to get rid of husband mistress


investigators infidelity

private investigator Chicago


coping infidelity

am I depressed?

how to handle depression

suicidal thoughts


poison for drinks no taste

tasteless colorless poison

where to buy arsenic


how to chop body

tips on chopping meat

how to get rid of carpet stains DIY

Guess who got interviewed! :)

Hey! A typhoon may be coming but I do have a reason to smile today. 🙂 Guess who got interviewed by Gwendolyn Kiste! Check out the link below. And thanks for reading the interview! xx


Gwendolyn Kiste is a horror and fantasy author who runs a really cool blog. You can check out her published fiction on her page. Gwendolyn also writes articles for a travel site called Wanderlust and Lipstick as well as the paranormal-themed The Occult Section. She is also a writer-director and has written and directed several feature-length movies! Honestly, she’s awesome, so be sure to visit her page. 🙂

gwendolyn kiste kz morano interview

Thanks again! Be safe.
K.Z. ❤


New Reviews!

Hey! Hope everything’s fine with you. 🙂 I’ve been a little busy lately. But I’m really excited about sharing with you a couple of awesome new reviews. One is for my book, 100 Nightmares and one is for Floppy Shoes Apocalypse, an anthology by JEA Press.

It makes me really happy to see that one year after its publication, 100 Nightmares is still getting some great reviews from book review sites. Wende from Julie’s Book Review said that it’s: “A wild twisted ride from start to finish… Morano did an outstanding freaky fantastic job!”


I would also like to thank Dave of the Horror Cabin for saying some nice stuff about my story, “They Died Laughing” in Floppy Shoes Apocalypse. According to him it’s: “As oddly arousing as it is freakishly disturbing…”


If you have a thing for killer clowns and you haven’t grabbed a copy of FSA yet, head over to Amazon! Plenty of amazing authors and stories in this book…

And of course, don’t forget to write a review! 😉


K.Z. ❤


thank You :)

I just want to say THANK YOU to Julie’s Book Review for featuring 100 Nightmares on their site!
Julie’s book Review shares the love of reading with book reviews, interviews with authors, blurbs from awesome books, and giveaways. They welcome every genre of fiction.

It’s also such a huge honor to be able to make it to The Cult of Me Blog’s Top 5 Reads for 2014!

OMG It’s been such an awesome year. A book published, great reviews from various horror sites, being included in the Recommended Reading List, invitations from editors to participate in anthologies, offers from two publishers, winning Editor’s Choice Award not once but twice!…and of course, I’ll never forget all the lessons that I’ve learned about self-publishing . I can honestly say that I’ve grown a lot as a writer ever since my first published story. But most importantly, I’m grateful for all the friendships that I’ve built along the way. Sure, I’ve met a few assholes as well… but overall, it’s been a pretty pleasant trip. 😉

Thank you so much to everyone who supported 100 Nightmares and all the other story collections that I’m in. Thanks for following this blog. Thanks for being here.



Thank you <3

My holidays have been really busy! I’ve been spending a lot of time with my family. I’m always so exhausted, eating and laughing too much and not getting enough rest and sleep. I’m sure I’ve gained weight but I’m quite happy. 🙂 Hope you’re having a wonderful time as well. 🙂

More awesome news… The cover for 100 Nightmares created by Dan Verkys has been awarded a Gold medal by AuthorsdB for winning the 2014 book cover contest. I would like to give my heartfelt thanks to everyone who voted for my book cover. Thank you so much and Happy New Year. ❤




Help! Need your votes! :)

Hi! 🙂


The cover for 100 NIGHTMARES created by artist Dan Verkys made it to the FINAL ROUND of the Book Cover Contest 2014 by AUTHORSdB!!! Yay!
Thank you so much to everyone who voted. ❤
We're almost there… but I NEED YOUR VOTES. 🙂
Click the link below and submit your vote through the blue thingy.


and please don’t forget to share 🙂

It’s a privilege to be featured beside so many great book covers. The purpose of this friendly competition is to provide indie authors some additional exposure. The contest includes covers of indie books from various genres– Romance, Horror, Mystery, Science Fiction, Non-fiction… so be sure to visit the site. You’re very likely to find something wonderful to read! 😉

Thank you. ❤