Category Archives: Blog

A category for K. Harkness’ thoughts and announcements

Art Worth Seeing

One of my talented ex-students, Fiona Tang, is exhibiting her incredible (and often gigantic) art work in April.  I have one of her ravens (a small one!) and love it.  Anyone who is interested in animal art, charcoal work, or really impressive images … Continue reading

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City of Sand Delayed

Sorry to report that City of Sand will not be published in the foreseeable future due to a disagreement about the book with my publisher.  Unfortunately, we have radically different ideas about plotting and POV. My plan is to finish … Continue reading

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City of Sand Finished (yes, even I can’t believe it).

After much wobbling, City of Sand has toddled off to my publisher for judgement.  I apologize to those of you who waited so long for this day, but this was a difficult book to write.  One reason was the need … Continue reading

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City of Sand Levels Up

A milestone for City of Sand, the first draft is finished!  Coming in at about 77,500 words and 270 pages, it is the shortest in the series so far.  It will probably get shorter now that it’s at the next … Continue reading

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e-Festival of Words Nomination for City of Masks

I only recently discovered that City of Masks is nominated for an award in the YA novel category at a site called the e-Festival of Words.  I confess that I’ve never run across this organization before, but power to them for organizing … Continue reading

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Creative Ink Report

The first three-day Creative Ink Convention is over, and it was brilliant.  I hung out with fellow Tyche writer Pat Flewwelling and met Galen Dara, the amazingly talented artist of my book covers and interior drawings. Three panels this time around: … Continue reading

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Creative Ink Festival May 6-8th

If you are in the Vancouver area this weekend, consider going to the Creative Ink Festival.  Tickets are still available at the door, and you’ll get to see amazing people like Robert Sawyer and Galen Dara.  Galen is the cover … Continue reading

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City of Demons Audiobook Available!

I just downloaded City of Demons (as read by Tony King) from Audible.com.  Even though I hate reading anything I’ve ever published*, I like the way he expresses the characters and communicates the mood.  I recommend this for long walks, … Continue reading

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Progress on City of Sand

Blechh!!!  I’m now trying a different approach with this book, starting with more action than in my (many) previous attempts.  However, this means I need a lot of flashbacks, which are tricky to handle in terms of flow and tension.  Blech!!! X2. … Continue reading

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Print Copy of City of Masks Now Available

This past month, Tyche Books brought out the print copy of City of Masks.  It is graced by a beautiful cover and interior illustrations by the award-winning artist, Galen Dara. In other news, City of Sand is beginning to come … Continue reading

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