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Karen Dudley

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My checkered past includes field biology, production art, photo research, palaeo-environmental studies, editing, archaeology and Classical Studies. Needless to say, I just couldn't seem to settle on one job and sometimes I thought there was something wrong with me--a sentiment echoed by my mum. Then, a number years ago, an epiphany! I finally realized that what I really wanted to do was . . . everything! And if you want to do everything, the best way to do it is to be a writer.

I wrote four environmental mysteries and a short stack of wildlife biology books for kids before I had another epiphany . . . I want to write fantasy! So I did. Food for the Gods is an historical fantasy novel set in ancient Athens. It's all about chefs and gods and f
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Last Tuesday I received a rather desperate email from someone in Illinois whose husband was supposed to read Hoot to Kill (my first novel) for a university course. He needed it by Thursday, but it seemed the local bookstore was sold out of it, as was the university book store. Even the public library didn’t have a copy of it available. The woman emailed me asking for my help and/or advice—other... Read more of this blog post »
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Food for the Gods (Epikurea...

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Giant Pandas

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Food for the Gods by Karen Dudley
"The story takes place in ancient Athens. The writer did some incredible research to make the characters so vibrant. Based on gods and mortals, this whodunnit/history/cookbook is one of the best books I have read in years.
Although I had to google i..." Read more of this review »
Kraken Bake by Karen Dudley
"A worthy follow up to Food for the Gods. A quick disclaimer here: the author is a friend of mine. I was fortunate enough to go to a reading from Kraken Bake held here in Calgary, and I therefore have the advantage of hearing her lovely voice in my..." Read more of this review »
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Signal to Noise
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Silvia Moreno-Garcia has written a real gem here, one that will stay with you for a long while after you finish reading it. Signal to Noise is a poignant, touching tale told with a beautiful lyricism and rich with a love of music. The setting of Mexi ...more
Kraken Bake by Karen Dudley
"Dudley absolutely captivated me with the first in this series: Food for the Gods, and the sequel Kraken Bake follows the wit, humour, whimsy and galloping good narrative of the first.

Our hero, Pelops, celebrity chef to Athens' elite populace and..." Read more of this review »
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