Debra A. Kemp




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Ever since seeing the movie Camelot in the mid-70s, Debra A. Kemp has wanted to write her own version of the Arthurian legends. She could hardly disobey when King Arthur himself commanded: "Don't let it be forgot…" The idea of her main character was conceived that very night. She just wishes she could remember the specific date of that important moment in her life. But what started as an innocent evening at the cinema turned into Debra's obsession. She read everything she could find on the topic, slowly building her now-extensive Arthurian library and quirky collection of artwork, movies, toys and figurines.

Before Debra took up her fountain pen to write however, she earned a nursing degree from Indiana University, married and raised two ch...more


I came across a negative review of FIREBRAND yesterday, written a few years ago. It doesn't bother me that it's negative. What's interesting is that I discovered it now while I'm in the midst of adapting FIREBRAND to script format, so my mind is focused on the story that I wrote. The reviewer wrote that she was turned off by all the violence, especially Lin's whippings. She gave up after #2, sa... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on April 17, 2013 15:58 • 65 views • Tags: arthurian, arthurian-movies, debra-kemp, house-of-pendragon, king-arthur, movies, pendragon, screenplays, writing
Average rating: 4.08 · 49 ratings · 15 reviews · 2 distinct works · Similar authors
The Firebrand (House Of Pen...
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A Small Compensation (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Mar 29, 2010 04:33PM
Description: For those who have wondered how and why Lin wound up as a slave in Orkney, I offer this short story to explain.
The Ultimate review (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: From my blog on MySpace explaining why this is the ultimate review for me. Originally written December 28th 2007.
Discussion Questions for Firebrand (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Mar 29, 2010 04:33PM
Description: I've devised a few questions for my readers and book clubs to ponder and discuss as they read my novel, The House of Pendragon : The Firebrand.
The House of Pendragon I: The Firebrand (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Mar 29, 2010 04:33PM
Description: Although sired by King Arthur, fate damns Lin to wear the slave collar of her half-brother Modred. Robbed of identity, she clings to dignity until freedom restores her birthright.
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Lorelei Orion Hi, Debra. Thanks for the friendship!


message 6: by Kelly

Kelly Moran Grats on the Finalist. Mine was, too. Exciting!
~K


Shadonna Thanks for the add. Have a great weekend!




Andrea Kulman Hi & thank you for being a friend on Good Reads! Great book cover!


Hywela Thanks so much for the invite Debra. I still haven't read The House of Pendragon, I have so many books to read and am still editing - and trying to write the next two - but your invite reminded me and I've put it down as next to be read. I am so looking forward to it.

Lyn


Abbeville Press Hi, Debra, and thanks for the add!
We do hope you check back with us for updates on our book, our site, and our exciting new online media.


message 1: by kate (last edited Mar 17, 2008 12:05PM)

kate well, i saw that you have a ton of friends and no comments adn this spot just looked lonley. now you have one!

and thanx for the friend request!


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