About Kay Kenyon
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 2019, 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 as well as several best-of-the-year collections. Five of her short stories are available on Amazon.com as stand-alones.
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.
The Dark Talents Novels:
Nest of the Monarch (April 2019)
Serpent in the Heather (2018)
At the Table of Wolves (2017)
Queen of the Deep (2015)
A Thousand Perfect Things (2013)
The Entire and The Rose quartet:
Bright of the Sky (2007)
A World Too Near (2008)
City Without End (2009)
Prince of Storms (2010)
The Braided World (2003, reissued 2014)
Maximum Ice (2002, reissued 2014)
The Tropic of Creation (2000, reissued 2014)
Rift (1999, reissued 2014)
The Seeds of Time (1997, reissued, 2014)
- World Fantasy Convention
2:00 PM Saturday
Historical fantasy writers often twist time periods to suit their stories. Is this fine, or do writers have a responsibility to represent the past truthfully? What is 'truth' when we know that many stories have been written out of history?
Erin Roberts, Carlos Hernandez, Kay Kenyon, Louise Marley, Carolyn Ives Gilman, David Drake
Nov 1, 2018 9:00am - Nov 4, 2018 4:00pm