About Kay Kenyon

Kay Kenyon is the author of over a dozen science fiction and fantasy novels. Her science fiction books include The Entire and The Rose quartet, Maximum Ice and The Seeds of Time. Her fantasy novels are A Thousand Perfect Things, Queen of the Deep and, coming in July 2017, At the Table of Wolves.

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, At the Table of Wolves, is a paranormal espionage novel set in 1936 England. Forthcoming from Saga Press in the summer of 2017, it is the story of spies, traitors and meta physical powers–offering up a dramatic and slightly-altered history of the run-up to WW2. It will be followed by the second in the spy series, Serpent in the Heather.

She is a founding member of the Write on the River conference and organization in Wenatchee, Washington. Among other activities, each May the organization runs a full-spectrum writing conference with workshops and a master class.

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.


At the Table of Wolves (July 11, 2017)

Queen of the Deep (2015)

A Thousand Perfect Things (2013)

Prince of Storms, Book 4 of  The Entire and The Rose (2010)

City Without End, Book 3 of  The Entire and The Rose (2009)

A World Too Near, Book 2 of  The Entire and The Rose (2008)

Bright of the Sky, Book 1 of  The Entire and The Rose (2007)

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)

At Rievaulx Abbey ruins, North Yorkshire. This is the site of a major scene in my forthcoming spy novel, At the Table of Wolves.


Sept, 2013 podcast interview on A Thousand Perfect Things and my decision to write fantasy after 10 SF novels; my main character’s dilemma of love vs. ambition and what it says about women today. Adventures in Sci Fi Publishing

November, 2013  interview from Camille Alexa on developing characters and inspiration. Sleeping Hedgehog Review.

April, 2009. The Entire and The Rose interview by Shawn Farrell. Adventures in SciFi Publishing.


  • Willamette Writers Conference
    Portland, OR
    Presenting on: Landscapes of Fantasy: from Mythic to Diesel Punk and also The Glorious Middle of the Novel
    Aug 4, 2017 1:00pm - Aug 6, 2017 3:00pm