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Katharine Kerr

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Born in Ohio, 1944. Moved to San Francisco Bay Area in 1962 and has lived there ever since. Katharine Kerr has read extensively in the fields of classical archeology, and medieval and dark ages history and literature, and these influences are clear in her work. Her epic Deverry series has won widespread praise and millions of fans around the world.

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Katharine Kerr Erika, I do ineed have a new book in the works. It takes place some 200 years after the previous series ends. It's called A TALENT FOR MAGIC, at least…moreErika, I do ineed have a new book in the works. It takes place some 200 years after the previous series ends. It's called A TALENT FOR MAGIC, at least that's the working title.

Signing books by mail is oddly difficult for me -- I have trouble getting to the post office to mail them for various reasons, mostly health problems.(less)
Katharine Kerr Some of the classical Greek and Roman authors claim that the Gaulish Celts (ancestors of the Deverry people) believed in either transmigration of…moreSome of the classical Greek and Roman authors claim that the Gaulish Celts (ancestors of the Deverry people) believed in either transmigration of souls or reincarnations. Some modern scholars dispute that, but I didn't care. :-) It makes a great story, which is what I care about. The reincarnation theme continues throughout the 15 books of the series; the past lives move forward in time until they almost catch up with the main timeline. But then the series circles around and goes back to the very beginning of the karmic knot, when the Deverrians arrive in Deverry long before the series opening.(less)
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Don't misunderstand my rating -- FOXGLOVE SUMMER is an enjoyable book with a strong storyline, and the characters are as easy to like as always. But the writing itself has problems. In places the book reads like an early draft. Some passages of descr ...more
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Disclaimer: I have a story in this anthology, but none of us were paid for our work. This is a very worthwhile charity project. It benefits colon cancer research through the donation of royalties to the Colon Cancer Alliance.

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“I wonder if I'll ever forgive Evandar? I wonder even more if I should bother," Aderyn said.

"Of course you should," Nevyn said wearily, "but for your own sake, not his. Hatred binds a man to what he hates, and I think me you need to be free of him.”
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