The folks at Tachyon would like to wish Kate Elliott a very happy birthday. We’re so happy to have gotten to know her and to become a small part of her legacy, which is full of groundbreaking fantasy about strong women in diverse settings.
Elliott has been writing stories since she
was nine years old, which has led her to believe that writing, like breathing,
keeps her alive. Her most
recent completed series is the Spiritwalker Trilogy (Cold
Magic, Cold Fire, Cold Steel), an Afro-Celtic post-Roman
alternate-nineteenth-century Regency icepunk mashup with airships, Phoenician
spies, revolution, and lawyer dinosaurs. Her previous series include the
Crossroads Trilogy (starting with Spirit
Gate), The Crown of Stars septology (starting with King’s Dragon), and the science fiction
Novels of the Jaran and the Highroad Trilogy. Forthcoming novels are her YA fantasy, Mask, described as “Little Women meets the Count of Monte Cristo in a fantasy setting inspired by Greco-Roman Egypt,” and the first volume of a new epic fantasy sequence, Black Wolves.
Elliott likes to play sports more
than she likes to watch them; right now, her sport of choice is outrigger canoe
paddling. Her archaeologist spouse has a much more interesting job than she
does, with the added benefit that they had to move to Hawaii for his work.
Thus, the outrigger canoes. They also have a schnauzer.
Elliott been extremely busy of late; her first YA novel, COURT OF FIVES, is coming out in August, with the first book in her series BLACK WOLVES to follow in November. She became a part of the Tachyon author family in February, when we published her first collection, the 20-year retrospective, THE VERY BEST OF KATE ELLIOTT.