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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.




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Kate Elliott I'm currently working on a novella for the Court of Fives universe, set between books 2 and 3. I'm also working on Black Wolves 2, the second of that…moreI'm currently working on a novella for the Court of Fives universe, set between books 2 and 3. I'm also working on Black Wolves 2, the second of that epic fantasy series.(less)
Kate Elliott Susan, the Crossroads Trilogy is meant to be complete in itself.

However, if you are interested in more about the same world, and some glimpses of how…more
Susan, the Crossroads Trilogy is meant to be complete in itself.

However, if you are interested in more about the same world, and some glimpses of how the situation at the end of Traitors' Gate develops, I recommend two titles.

First, the short fiction "On the Dying Winds of the Old Year and the Birthing Winds of the New" which can be found in Lightspeed Magazine April 2015 (Issue 59) or in my short fiction collection The Very Best of Kate Elliott (Tachyon Publications).

Second, my more recent epic fantasy novel Black Wolves begins a new trilogy set after the end of Crossroads.

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For Thanksgiving I’d like to thank librarians and teachers for their hard work by giving away several dozen copies of my books to teachers and librarians.


Here’s how this will work (and with thanks to Malinda Lo who gave me her template for a librarian/teacher giveaway):


·   this giveaway is only for teachers and librarians (any librarians, not just youth librarians). I’m particularly hoping that...

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An intense, beautiful, brutal journey written with an eye for the stunning, vivid detail and the cruel demands of duty, loyalty, and leadership. Its portrait of a ruined Paris ruled by fallen angels is one I won’t soon forget.
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“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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