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Kate Elliott

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As a child in rural Oregon, Kate Elliott made up stories because she longed to escape to a world of lurid adventure fiction. She now writes fantasy, steampunk, and science fiction, often with a romantic edge. It should therefore come as no surprise that she met her future husband in a sword fight.

When he gave up police work to study archaeology, they and their three children fell into an entirely new set of adventures in dusty Mexican ruins and mouthwatering European pastry shops. Eventually her spouse’s work forced them to move to Hawaii, where she took up outrigger canoe paddling.

Also, there is a schnauzer.



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Kate Elliott Todd,

My apologies for the delay in answering your excellent question! I was traveling: I attended Worldcon in London and then, 3 weeks later,…more
Todd,

My apologies for the delay in answering your excellent question! I was traveling: I attended Worldcon in London and then, 3 weeks later, Fantasycon in York (England), and I only recently arrived home.

Many thanks for your kind words about Crown of Stars and the Spiritwalker trilogy. It means so much to me to hear from readers.

What's next: for personal reasons I fell behind and had nothing appear in 2014, but that means 2015 is packed.

In February 2015, Tachyon Publications will be publishing a collection of my short fiction called THE VERY BEST OF KATE ELLIOTT, with an amazing Julie Dillon cover.

In August 2015 my YA debut comes out from Little Brown Books for Young Readers. It is called COURT OF FIVES and is a fantasy novel. The publicist has dubbed it "Little Women meets Game of Thrones" and while it is true that "Little Women" was one of the inspirations for the books, I can't honestly say that I set out to write a book in the style of Game of Thrones. This is it's own thing (I hope), and I'm very excited to have a new book published in a new (to me) genre.

Then, if revisions go well, my new epic fantasy, BLACK WOLVES, is scheduled to come out in October 2015 (Orbit Books).

Beyond that is still in the planning stages.

Thanks again!

All best wishes, Kate Elliott
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Kate Elliott Allison,

Thank you so much! I'm so glad you've enjoyed Spiritwalker. I really loved writing from Cat's impulsive, chatty, and bold point of view.

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Allison,

Thank you so much! I'm so glad you've enjoyed Spiritwalker. I really loved writing from Cat's impulsive, chatty, and bold point of view.

Court of Fives is the first volume of a trilogy. I will note here that my editors are very determined to make each volume have a satisfying arc. My readers will, I am sure, let me know how well that works. In fact I rely on them to do so. I'm very excited about the new series. Thanks for asking about it!

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It’s that time. The long wait has been whittled down to a mere 4 months (okay, that still seems like a long time to me, but less than 12 months, all right?)


SO: I am giving away TWO COPIES of the ARC for COURT OF FIVES (publication date 18 August 2015). (ETA TWO copies)



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“I will either find a way, or make one.”
Kate Elliott, Cold Magic

“A kiss can be like the world turning over. It can be like the tide of a dragon's dream washing through the unseen world that is hidden to mortal eyes but that nevertheless permeates our being. It can be hot and cold together, as vast as the heavens and yet specific to the pressure of hands and the parting of lips. It raised more intense feelings than I had expected, like being engulfed in a storm of lightning.”
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“...because when beauty awes you, you must halt and try to catch your breath and your staggered heart.”
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Kate Elliott Lucinda wrote: "Dear Kate,
As a huge admirer & fan of your work (inc. the crown of stars series & crossroads) i am hence honored to know you on Goodreads, which is a fantastic site where one is able to converse ..."


Lucinda,

thank you so much for the kind words! I don't do a lot on goodreads except mirror my blog posts here, because I know there are people reading such things here who may not be on Twitter or reading blogs. I am always eager to find places where I can say "thank you" to my wonderful readers!

Kate Elliott


Lucinda Dear Kate,
As a huge admirer & fan of your work (inc. the crown of stars series & crossroads) i am hence honored to know you on Goodreads, which is a fantastic site where one is able to converse with likeminded people both readers and authors. Thank you so much once again and i shall continue to read and enjoy your increadible work.
Lucinda Xx


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