About Kay Kenyon

Kay Kenyon is the author of over a dozen science fiction and fantasy novels. Her latest works comprise the Dark Talents trilogy, with At the Table of Wolves, Serpent in the Heather and Nest of the Monarch. Her science fiction books include The Entire and The Rose quartet (soon to come in a new edition!), Maximum Ice, and The Seeds of Time. Her other fantasy novels are A Thousand Perfect Things and Queen of the Deep.

She has been nominated for the Philip K. Dick Award, the Endeavour Award, the John W. Campbell Award and has  twice been nominated for the American Library Association Reading List Awards. Her novels have been translated into numerous foreign languages and several have been optioned for TV and film. Her short fiction has been published in dozens of anthologies and magazines as well as two collections, Dystopia: Seven Dark and Hopeful Tales and Worlds Near and Far.

Recently her Dark Talents trilogy finished up. It’s a historical fantasy set in 1936 England. From Simon & Schuster/Saga Press, it’s the story of dark Talents, Nazis and espionage–offering up a dramatic and slightly-altered history of the run-up to WWII.

Kay is a founding member of the Write on the River (WOTR) organization in Wenatchee, Washington, dedicated to nurturing writers from inspiration to publication. As well as presenting for WOTR, Kay also teaches online for the Rambo Academy of Wayward Writers, and often at PNWA, Willamette Writers Conference and, in Edmonds Washington, Write on the Sound.

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.

An older photo, but a fav: Signing a robot at Orycon.

Recent podcast interviews

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

Dialogue Between the Lines, with Susan Wingate


No scheduled appearances at this time