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Karen Kincy

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Karen Kincy writes books when she isn’t writing code. She has a BA in Linguistics and Literature from The Evergreen State College, and an MS in Computational Linguistics from the University of Washington.

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Karen Kincy I don't believe in writer's block. If I'm stuck, it means I took a wrong turn somewhere in the story. Usually I forced the characters to do something …moreI don't believe in writer's block. If I'm stuck, it means I took a wrong turn somewhere in the story. Usually I forced the characters to do something they didn't want to do, and I have to look harder at their motivations to see how they would actually influence the plot.(less)
Karen Kincy Storms of Lazarus, the sequel to Shadows of Asphodel, seemed inevitable after the way I ended the first book. So many questions and conflicts remained…moreStorms of Lazarus, the sequel to Shadows of Asphodel, seemed inevitable after the way I ended the first book. So many questions and conflicts remained unsolved, Ardis and Wendel had to come back and work on them together. Plus I wanted more zeppelins. And Nikola Tesla.(less)
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Shiny new covers

After a rights reversion, I have my first three books back! Other, Bloodborn, and Foxfire all have shiny new covers, and will be re-releasing in 2017. You can preorder Other already on Amazon. I’m excited to share these titles again in ebook and paperback.  
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“He looks sexy in a black army jacket - brass buttons and braids - over a white shirt.
I have to admit, he's got style. I can only hope it's not gay style.”
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“I prefer not to be called 'cute' or 'little,' thank you very much." He grins again. "I should get a T-shirt that says that.”
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“I always find grocery stores surreal. Fluorescent lights buzzing overhead, wide aisles tempting me to run, vivid ads tugging my gaze this way and that. It seems so far removed from actually eating. Sometimes I have a strange impulse to climb shelves or rip open packaging and taste everything. But I mustn't succumb to pooka mischief.”
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Christine Hatfield thanks for being my friend


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P.T. Michelle Thanks for the friendship, Karen!


message 8: by J.S.

J.S. Bailey Hello, Karen! Thank you for accepting my friend request! I was wondering if you could send out a few book recommendations for my soon-to-be-released novel "The Land Beyond the Portal." (As you well know; Goodreads does not allow us authors to recommend our own books, which really stinks, in my opinion.)

Thanks,
~J. S. Bailey

P.S. Who are some of your favorite authors?The Land Beyond the Portal


Cheryl Landmark Thanks for accepting my friend request, Karen.


William O'Brien Hi Karen - Thank you for your friendship.

Please visit my website http://www.peteradarkenedfairytale.co.uk
to view a sample page and many other snippets about the book.
Expected release date late Jan.

Best wishes, William


message 5: by Jaree

Jaree Francis Hello, Ms. Karen

- Jay


message 4: by Kelly

Kelly Karen,
Thanks for adding me, it was very kind of you. And I am not usually a consumer of YA fiction, but your novel is one that I would make an exception to since I grew up in a family that believed in phookas and faeries. Makes it easier to imagine scenarios in writing, but harder in a social circle that have their ankles buried in cemented reality.

Kel


message 3: by Karen

Karen Gabriel wrote: "Hi Karen! How have things been?"

Hey! Long time, no see. Are you still around Evergreen? I'm graduating next year with an emphasis in linguistics/literature. My debut novel, OTHER, comes out the month afterward, too. How about you?


Gabriel Coeli Hi Karen! How have things been?


message 1: by Ilyn

Ilyn Ross Hello Karen,

How are you? Thank you for accepting my friend-request. I wish you all the best for 2009 and always.

Please visit these groups when you have a chance: Happy & Brainy Group, To the Glory of Man, and Reason Reigns. Have a marvelous weekend. Warmest regards.


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