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Kim Rendfeld

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Kim Rendfeld has a lifelong fascination with fairy tales and legends, which set her on her quest to write The Cross and the Dragon and The Ashes of Heaven's Pillar.

She grew up in New Jersey and attended Indiana University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism and English, with a minor in French. If it weren't for feminism, she would be one of those junior high English teachers scaring the bejesus out of her students, correcting grammar to the point of obnoxiousness. Instead, her career has been in journalism, public relations, and now fiction.

Kim was a journalist for almost twenty years at Indiana newspapers, including the Journal and Courier in Lafayette, The Muncie Star, and The News and Sun in Dunkirk, and she won several a
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Kim Rendfeld I blame it on a legend I heard on a family vacation in Germany. To avoid introducing a spoiler to anyone who has yet to read "The Cross and the…moreI blame it on a legend I heard on a family vacation in Germany. To avoid introducing a spoiler to anyone who has yet to read "The Cross and the Dragon," I won't go into detail, other than to say this story about the origin of Rolandsbogen on the Rhine has lovers separated by a lie.

I had dabbled in writing fiction before, but this tale refused to let me go until I sat at my computer and started writing, never mind I knew little about the Middle Ages and had only heard of Charlemagne in middle school. But once I studied the history, I was hooked. (less)
Kim Rendfeld Usually, my struggle is finding time to write, and I often come home from the day job full of ideas. When I do get stuck, I step away from the…moreUsually, my struggle is finding time to write, and I often come home from the day job full of ideas. When I do get stuck, I step away from the computer and take a pencil and piece of paper with me. Then I do something routine with my hands such as tending the garden, loading the dishwasher, or doing laundry while I puzzle out the problem. When the muse speaks up, I scribble something on the paper - and hope I can read my own writing later.(less)
Average rating: 4.17 · 78 ratings · 42 reviews · 4 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Cross and the Dragon

4.05 avg rating — 42 ratings — published 2012 — 7 editions
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The Ashes of Heaven's Pillar

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Betrothed to the Red Dragon

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Medieval astrological charts

From a 9th century manuscript (public domain, via Wikimedia Commons)


In Charlemagne’s day (748-814), astronomy was a blend of natural philosophy and religion, a study of the creation—and the creator.


Medieval people saw God’s hand in everything, from providing a good harvest to feed them through winter to healing the sick to deciding the victor of the war. So they would do what they could to gain...

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