Posts Tagged ‘a book for all seasons’

Book signing Valentine’s Day afternoon

If you’re in the neighborhood, please join me in Leavenworth WA for a signing and launch of my latest book!

A Book for All Seasons 

Saturday, February 14 ~Valentine’s Day~ 1:00-3:00 PM

703 Highway 2, Leavenworth WA

GIVEAWAY

Buy a copy of my new book and take home a free copy of your next book (or the first book) in my science fiction quartet, The Entire and The Rose!

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Best 2013 things

The year was amazing. Hard to pick the best things, but I’ll try:

Best literary novelBeautiful Ruins, Jess Walter.

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Best SFFAmerican Elsewhere, Robert Jackson Bennett

Best first word from a child: warthog

Best sight: Early December in my garden: a red rose frozen solid and perfectly unfurled.

ABFAS

Best book store: A Book For all Seasons in Leavenworth, WA; here I am at Indie Authors First, Small Business Saturday at the store, handselling other people’s books.

Best TV series: Foyle’s War

Best espionage: The Spies of Warsaw, Alan Furst

 

Best trip: San Diego for son’s wedding at the lovely Bishop School in La Jollabendict hall

Best historical: Benedict Hall, Cate Campbell

Best best-seller: Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn

Best big conference: Worldcon, San Antonio

Best little conference: Write on the River, Wenatchee WA (OK, biased!)

Best book cover: My lovely A Thousand Perfect Things (OK, biased again!)9781624670954

Best unexpected nice thing: The Ingram sales rep said he Loved A Thousand Perfect Things

T.BrooksBest reading event: With Larry Brooks in Portland, SFWA Reading series

 

 

Best Interview: Adventures in Sci Fi Publishing with John Dodd and Timothy Ward

 

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Sept, 2013 podcast interview from John Dodds and Tim Ward. 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; finding peace in the writing life. – See more at: http://www.kaykenyon.com/about-kay-kenyon/#sthash.paBp3Xm6.dpuf

The Indies Are Alive

Recent reports of the death of independent booksellers are Way overstated. I just came back from a trade show of independent booksellers, and I can testify that hundreds of its members would be greatly surprised to learn that they are dead.

The Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association trade show in Portland was a chance for me to give away advanced reader copies of Bright of the Sky to independent booksellers, see the publishers’ exhibits, chat with distributors (something authors seldom get to do) and learn about new publishers setting up shop. I got to brag a bit about the great reviews I’ve been getting, including Booklist:
“In a fascinating and gratifying feat of worldbuilding, Kenyon unfolds the wonders and dangers of the Entire and an almost-Chinese culture that should remain engaging throughout what promises to be a grand epic, indeed.”

Below, I’m with Janet Lee Carey, YA author of Dragon’s Keep.

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