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: At the Table of Wolves, Book 1 of the Dark Talent novels,  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, At the Table of Wolves, is a historical fantasy novel set in 1936 England. From Saga Press (an imprint of Simon & Schuster), it is the story of dark Talents, Nazis and espionage–offering up a dramatic and slightly-altered history of the run-up to WW2. It will be followed in April, 2018 by the second in the fantasy spy series, Serpent in the Heather.

She 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

Dialogue Between the Lines, with Susan Wingate

Reading and Writing Podcast, with Jeff Rutherford

Author2Author, with Bill Kenower


The Dark Talents Novels:

Serpent in the Heather (forthcoming April 10, 2018)

At the Table of Wolves (July 11, 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)

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


  • Write on the River retreat
    JR's Riverfront Retreat, Leavenworth, WA
    Write on the River is hosting our first-ever writers' retreat!!

    Do you need some time away from life’s distractions to sit down and actually get words on the page? Are you thirsting for an opportunity to dive deeply into your writing? Well, here’s your chance.

    Write On The River is hosting our first ever Writers Retreat!

    Join a fellowship of writers for four days of uninterrupted writing:

    • with as much solitude or camaraderie as you like, 

    • in a private lodge surrounded by quiet, riverfront beauty, and

    • supported by companions who are also working on their writing.

    Check our website for details. Hurry....there are only nine spots and they are going fast!!
    Oct 22, 2017 4:00pm - Oct 25, 2017 11:00am
  • World Fantasy Convention
    San Antonio

    Hild and Hilt: The Female Monk, the Lone Woman Protagonist
    Friday 17:00 - 18:00, ExecSalon 2 (Ardath Mayhar) (WR)

    Our panelists explore the somewhat obscure history of and defining ground for the character of the lone woman, adventurer, ascetic, scholar, or scientist, in fiction and in life, as a positive, viable character who is not a subject of pity or cultural dismissal (cat ladies, witches, old maid, spinster) but of interest, dynamism, and fictional engagement.

    Yanni Kuznia, Christopher Husberg, Kay Kenyon, Linda Robertson
    Nov 2, 2017 7:00pm - Nov 5, 2017 10:00pm