Category Archives: Blog

A category for K. Harkness’ thoughts and announcements

City of Blood and Fire Completed

The last book in the series is done–in the sense that my accomodating-yet-scrupulous beta reader is now going through the draft and noting its many problems.  As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, once the previous publishing commitments expire I’ll find … Continue reading

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Process on the City of Demons Series

Blah!  It should be obvious by now that I’m a poor blogger.  I can usually find something marginally more interesting to do than write about my life.  Usually, that means writing about other people’s (imaginary) lives. Speaking of which, I’m … Continue reading

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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Sorry to report that City of Sand will not be published in the foreseeable future due to a disagreement about the book with my publisher.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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