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

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

Dialogue Between the Lines, with Susan Wingate


The Dark Talents Novels:

Serpent in the Heather (forthcoming April 10, 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.


  • Norwescon
    Seattle WA
    Schedule: Coming Soon
    Mar 30, 2018 5:00pm - Apr 1, 2018 4:00pm
  • Wenatchee Library talk & signing
    Downtown Wenatchee
    I'll read from Book 2 of the Dark Talents trilogy, Serpent in the Heather and give a chat.
    Apr 12, 2018 6:30pm - Apr 12, 2018 8:00pm
  • A Book For All Seasons - Signing on Saturday
    Leavenworth, WA
    Apr 21, 2018 1:00pm - Apr 21, 2018 3:00pm
  • University Bookstore signing and reading
    Seattle WA
    I'll sign Book 2 of the Dark Talents trilogy, Serpent in the Heather
    May 4, 2018 7:00pm - May 4, 2018 8:00pm
  • World Science Fiction Convention
    San Jose, CA
    Aug 16, 2018 6:00pm - Aug 19, 2018 10:00pm
  • 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