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My science fiction goes wide

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Now at all e-retailers:

Four of my science fiction novels are now available at all e-retailers. You can choose from Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Apple, Google Play and more. Check these out if your collection is incomplete!  🙂

THE SEEDS OF TIME. In this time-travel novel, visit Niang, a lush paradise with biota on steroids. Clio Finn must deliver the seeds to a graying Earth. But  her enemies believe biodiversity is Not supposed to look like. . . well, this. Will Clio’s mission give Earth a second chance, or seal its destruction? Many people’s favorite Kenyon heroine!

RIFT. On the terraformed planet Litha, the green biosphere is unraveling. Reeve Calder, new to this dangerous world, must face the savage colonists in the world ruins as well as the ruthless, alien Orthong. Survival depends on a girl who leads Reeve’s marooned group by her mad, internal compass. This one has my favorite supporting character, quirky, heroic Spar.


THE BRAIDED WORLD.  Explorers on the spaceship Restitution have met their worst nightmare: beings who look completely human, but with a few frightening revisions. Captain Anton Prados receives a troubling reception in this strange world of twisting rivers and savage politics. Then he meets Maypong, the woman he longs for and can never have. A John W. Campbell Award nominee.

TROPIC OF CREATION.  Captain Eli Dammond has landed on a deserted planet to rescue survivors of a crashed space ship. In his charge is a general’s daughter, 14-year old Sascha. But the planet is about to undergo a radical seasonal change, one that will hatch terrifying creatures. Eli finds a dangerous refuge in a vast underground kingdom, while Sascha’s only hope is in the nests of the monsters. My favorite of my first six SF books. Publishers Weekly starred review.



Book 3, Nest of the Monarch on preorder

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Coming April 16, 2019

The conclusion the Dark Talents trilogy, Nest of the Monarch is now on preorder. I am deeply and honestly thrilled with this book, and I can hardly wait for it to get in readers’ hands! (Ships on April 16.)

I wanted to pull out all the stops for what Kim Tavistock is capable of, and place the events of the book in the scariest environment I could imagine, at least for a spy: 1936 Berlin and a secret SS outpost. The result is my richest story yet, I’m thinking. A few questions come to mind:

Why does Kim’s Berlin station handler say “Everyone has their limits”?

Can a British spy trust the British Intelligence Service? Can she even trust herself?

Is the man she’s living with going to help her or kill her?

What is it like to be both less than human and more than human at the same time?

Who is the last person Kim could ever expect to meet on Christmas eve among monsters?

You can preorder Nest of the Monarch at these fine retailers:


Barnes & Noble


I’m teaching a novel seminar

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Creating the Novel

Write on the River presents a 7-week writing seminar from Kay Kenyon.

For beginners and mid-career writers wishing to pursue a publishing career. The class is limited to six students and will be held in Wenatchee, WA. Sessions consist of an hour of instruction and an hour’s critique of a student manuscript by the instructor and the other students.

The sessions will be designed to deepen students’ abilities to evaluate their writing with an eye to marketplace considerations as well as compelling fictional elements.

Some of these are useful tools.


DATES: Sessions will be held every other Wednesday, February 13 through May 8.

TIME: 6:30 – 8:30 PM

COST: $300


  • Must apply to attend by December 15. Details here.
  • Membership in Write on the River.
  • 18 years of age or older.
  • Sense of humor; openness to all genres of writing.
  • Have at least 30 pages of a novel written and ready for critique by February 13.

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See you at World Fantasy

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I’ll be in Baltimore and hope to see friends, readers, and fellow writers.

I’ll be doing a special giveaway of At the Table of Wolves, Bk 1 of the Dark Talents novels, right after my “History Abuse” panel at 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?

With Erin Roberts, Carlos Hernandez, Louise Marley, Carolyn Ives Gilman, David Drake

Comment here if you’re going!

The Magic of Plotting at PNWA

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Hope to see some of you at the Pacific Northwest Writers Conference this weekend!
Here are some places I’ll be on Friday:

AUTOGRAPHING – Grand Ballroom 8:30- 10:00 PM

WORKSHOP: The Magic of Plotting – Evergreen 1

This workshop has been a popular one at Norwescon and Worldcon.
How do you develop a novel’s plot? Is it luck, or trial and error, or are there classic approaches you can use to bring out your best story? Learn to bring forth the magic within your creativity–and give it form in the world: your story! Kay Kenyon is the author of 14 science fiction and fantasy novels, including a new fantasy trilogy from Simon & Schuster/Saga. She will focus on initial inspiration, and the deep tools of mystery, surprise, originality, conflict, momentum, and transformation.
I’ll  have some books to give away, and if there’s nothing to write on in the room, you can watch me hold a mic and a small white board and no less than Three magic markers, all while holding forth on the wonderful world of plotting! (I did it at Worldcon in San Jose, and I have witnesses!)