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Kay Kenyon

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Kay Kenyon is a fantasy and science fiction author living in Eastern Washington. Watch for her new series from Saga Press in winter 2016! A dangerous game of spycraft set in 1936 England, amid the bloom of psychic abilities.

Her latest novel is Queen of the Deep, a fantasy about a young actress who opens the door to a Renaissance kingdom which is also an enchanted ocean liner. She is also the author of the fantasy A Thousand Perfect Things and ten science fiction novels. Connect with her here and at facebook.com/kaykenyon.

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Kay Kenyon Please excuse the tardy answer! Yes, A Thousand Perfect Things is. I felt that Tori Harding's story was finished by the end. But I do always try, at a…morePlease excuse the tardy answer! Yes, A Thousand Perfect Things is. I felt that Tori Harding's story was finished by the end. But I do always try, at a book's conclusion, to give a sense of the characters moving forward, living complete lives beyond the defining events of the story, the most memorable challenge of their lives. When I do this, sometimes readers feel there may be sequel in store. Not this time! My next work will be a series, though.(less)
Kay Kenyon I am so late in answering. Somehow I never got a notice from Goodreads on questions. Anyway, apologies! I don't consider that I ever have writer's…moreI am so late in answering. Somehow I never got a notice from Goodreads on questions. Anyway, apologies! I don't consider that I ever have writer's block, at least not in the sense most people mean it. I sometimes struggle *between* books, unable to decide what to write next. But when I have a work in progress, I set weekly page goals and then I write whether it is any good or not. And then, if indeed the scene never warmed up and took off, I just revise it extensively. (less)
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Many cogent details of the period kept me reading, as well as the tense and poignant situation of little Anna. However, I am out of step with the acclaim this book has received; for me, the writing is rather wooden and simplistic. The author makes he ...more
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Beautifully executed book with an engaging major character that is so easy to like and several strong characters made convincing by Cline's talent for dialogue. However. Whenever the story plunged into the virtual gaming environment I completely lost ...more
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“The student asks: If my redstone necklace had every view of every veil that ever brightened, would I be wise? The master answers: If I had a thousand pieces of a priceless vase, would I be rich?”
Kay Kenyon, City Without End

“The awful, ironic, glorious fix for the writing doldrums is to write the next page.”
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“Tori gazed out on the calm Ancific Ocean across which, incredibly, she would be taking a coach.”
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“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
Oscar Wilde

“We must love all of creation, not only what is common. A god may have the head of an elephant, after all.”
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“Tori gazed out on the calm Ancific Ocean across which, incredibly, she would be taking a coach.”
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“He had always thought that death was black nothingness, but he had not counted on being awake for it.”
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“It was always easy to think that happiness and wisdom lay in the shadows, in places that have never yet been seen.”
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