About Kay Kenyon

Kay Kenyon is the author of over a dozen science fiction and fantasy novels. Her latest work is the Dark Talents Novels, beginning with At the Table of Wolves and continuing  with Serpent in the Heather. 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 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. The first two books will be followed in 2019 by the third in the fantasy spy series, Nest of the Monarch.

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

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

Dialogue Between the Lines, with Susan Wingate

Novels

The Dark Talents Novels:

Nest of the Monarch (coming winter 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)

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

Appearances

  • World Science Fiction Convention
    San Jose, CA
    Aug 16, 2018 6:00pm - Aug 19, 2018 10:00pm
  • Pacific Northwest Writers Conference
    Seattle WA
    I'll be teaching The Magic of Plotting among other things. Program listed here when available.

     
    Sep 14, 2018 11:00am - Sep 16, 2018 4:00pm
  • SFWA Reading Series
    Seattle, 9/25, Portland, 9/27
    I'll read and discuss my new series, Dark Talents. Also: PJ Manney, Spencer Ellsworth
    Sep 25, 2018 7:00pm - Sep 27, 2018 8:30pm