About Para Sympan

There is another universe almost identical to our own. Almost. If you were transported there, you probably wouldn’t notice a difference at first. Then you’d see an elf buying kale in the supermarket or you’d read about the ancient empire of Helevina and start to get suspicious. You wouldn’t know for sure you were in another universe until you saw someone in Chicago putting ketchup on a hot dog.

I call this other universe Para Sympan. It comes from the ancient Helevinian para (second) sympan (world). Just like us, they use stories to teach valuable life lessons.

​Since we can learn from these stories too, I thought I’d share a few.

I regularly post new fables on my blog. Follow if you like that sort of thing. If you don’t… I don’t know, go find some cat videos or something.

About Katy

Katy thinks it’s weird to write about herself in the third person but is willing to do it for the sake of this author bio. She is a humor writer and lover of fairy tales. She prefers the gory originals to the squeaky clean Disney retellings but will gladly consume both. 


As a homeschool graduate from New Jersey, she published her first children’s novel, Martha and Chip, at the age of nineteen. She went on to study entertainment media at John Paul the Great University in San Diego. It was there she met her husband, a man who only dressed in flannel and had a cup of Starbucks coffee permanently affixed to his hand. She returned with him to his home state of Washington where she too, developed a taste for Starbucks (though not for flannel).