About Kay Kenyon

An older photo, but a fav: Signing a robot at Orycon.

Kay Kenyon is the author of over a dozen science fiction and fantasy novels. Her latest works comprise the Dark Talents trilogy, titled  At the Table of Wolves, Serpent in the Heather and in April, Nest of the Monarch. Her science fiction books include The Entire and The Rose quartet, Maximum Ice, and The Seeds of Time. Her other fantasy novels are A Thousand Perfect Things and Queen of the Deep.

Her novels have been nominated for the Philip K. Dick Award, the Endeavour Award, the John W. Campbell Award and have been twice nominated for the American Library Association Reading List Awards. Her short fiction has been published in numerous anthologies and magazines. Five of her short stories are available as stand-alones. Her collection Dystopia: Five Dark and Hopeful Tales is forthcoming.

Her latest work, the Dark Talents series, is historical fantasy set in 1936 England. From Simon & Schuster/Saga Press, it’s the story of dark Talents, Nazis and espionage–offering up a dramatic and slightly-altered history of the run-up to WWII.

Kay is a founding member of the Write on the River organization in Wenatchee, Washington, dedicated to nurturing writers from inspiration to publication.

She and her husband split their time between Wenatchee and Southern California, both desert environments which she claims is the best environment for story ideas.

Recent podcast interviews

Horrible Writing podcast. I talk about why writing won’t save you.

Dialogue Between the Lines, with Susan Wingate


  • Norwescon
    SeaTac, WA
    I will give a workshop, "The Magic of Plotting" - Complete schedule to come.
    Apr 19, 2019 12:00pm - Apr 21, 2019 1:00pm
  • Meet the Author signing
    Wenatchee Public Library
    I'll read from and sign the final book of The Dark Talents trilogy: Nest of the Monarch. We'll have the first two books on hand, as well.
    Apr 23, 2019 6:00pm - Apr 23, 2019 7:00pm
  • Signing with Louise Marley
    University Book Store
    I'll sign Nest of the Monarch, Bk 3 of the Dark Talents trilogy. Louise Marley, writing as Louisa Morgan, will sign The Witch's Kind.
    May 2, 2019 6:00pm - May 2, 2019 7:00pm
  • Signing
    A Book For All Seasons, 707 US HWY 2, Lower, level ste b, Leavenworth, WA
    They'll have all three books of The Dark Talents Trilogy on hand. Note the new store location a few steps away from the previous one!
    May 4, 2019 1:00pm - May 4, 2019 3:00pm