K.B. Hoyle

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K. B. Hoyle is an author, a public speaker, a creative writing instructor, and a former classical history teacher who uses her knowledge of the ancient and medieval worlds to pen speculative fiction for readers of all ages. She stays busy at her home in Alabama with her husband and their four young sons.

She is a Readers' Favorite 5-Star reviewed author and a multiple recipient of the Literary Classics Seal of Approval. She's also the Literary Classics Gold winner for Best YA Series (2016) for The Gateway Chronicles--her best-selling six-book Fantasy series--and the Literary Classics Silver winner for YA Science Fiction (2015) for BREEDER--the first book in her Dystopian Trilogy, The Breeder Cycle--for which she also won the Bronze Award for
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K.B. Hoyle Well, at some point you have to stop being an "aspiring" writer and be an actual writer! Writers write - period. Don't wait around for lightning to…moreWell, at some point you have to stop being an "aspiring" writer and be an actual writer! Writers write - period. Don't wait around for lightning to strike; take action to make yourself sit down and do it. If you consider yourself "aspiring," evaluate why that is. Do you actual want to write, or do you just enjoy the idea of it? There are a lot of people out there who enjoy the idea of it who don't have a real writing bone in their bodies. I say if you are meant to be a writer, you have to sit down and write. And if you don't know where or how to begin, research the craft, get inspiration from your favorite authors, and ask trusted people to hold you accountable. On top of my writing career, I teach full time, am married and raising three (about to be four) small children, manage my household, and maintain a speaking and touring schedule. If I can find time to write, anybody can! MAKE your dream a reality, don't just sit around waiting for it to drop into your lap. (less)
K.B. Hoyle My favorite fictional couple is Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy from Pride and Prejudice. Is there really a more perfect pairing than that? The…moreMy favorite fictional couple is Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy from Pride and Prejudice. Is there really a more perfect pairing than that? The romantic tension between the two of them--not liking each other and misunderstanding each other, but being drawn inexorably toward each other the whole time--is just literary perfection. I won't spoil the end of the novel for those poor souls who haven't had the joy of reading it yet, but the moment in the story where you learn what's really going on makes for the absolute best resolution of romantic tension EVER. This is why I chose the name "Darcy" for my first protagonist in my own novels. (less)
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Breeder (Breeder, #1)

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Just a quick post to let y'all know that my blog is migrating to my website. I've had this blogger site up for a loooong time as my official blog, and it's served me well, but I've also been operating my www.kbhoyle.com website for several years, and it's silly to continue to manage both. I will keep this site up and active, so all posts will remain archived and available, but all new posts fro... Read more of this blog post »
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“Most boys her age spent half their free time playing video games, but Tellius spent all of his in adult pursuits like fighting, managing, ruling, and delegating, and it showed. If she’d begun to think he was attractive last year, she now wondered how she ever could have found him anything but attractive. As she took in his square jaw, straight aristocratic nose, intense green-flecked eyes, and that ever-present smattering of freckles, Darcy felt her ears grow warm. She looked down at the flagstones.
Darcey Pennington”
K.B. Hoyle, The Enchanted

“There is always hope,” she said. “Just because you can’t see it doesn’t mean it’s not there.”
K.B. Hoyle, The Bone Whistle

“I get a warm feeling among my books.”
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“I really feel that we're not giving children enough credit for distinguishing what's right and what's wrong. I, for one, devoured fairy tales as a little girl. I certainly didn't believe that kissing frogs would lead me to a prince, or that eating a mysterious apple would poison me, or that with the magical "Bibbity-Bobbity-Boo" I would get a beautiful dress and a pumpkin carriage. I also don't believe that looking in a mirror and saying "Candyman, Candyman, Candyman" will make some awful serial killer come after me. I believe that many children recognize Harry Potter for what it is, fantasy literature. I'm sure there will always be some that take it too far, but that's the case with everything. I believe it's much better to engage in dialog with children to explain the difference between fantasy and reality. Then they are better equipped to deal with people who might have taken it too far.”
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