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Kate says the best description of her books is Star Wars Meets As The World Turns. Born in London, England more years ago than she cares to remember, Kate was educated in England and Belgium. She emigrated to the State of Minnesota in the US in 1957 as a GI bride, has two grown sons and four grandchildren, has been widowed twice and now lives on her own in rural northwest Tennessee.

    

The two authors who probably influenced Kate's early writing the most were C. S. Lewis and  J.R.R.Tolkien.  When Kate was in a convent boarding school in 1954,  Mother Superior, who was also her English teacher, told her class  that her close friend C.S. Lewis had just telephoned  her with a request. He asked if she and her students would be willing to read  a new book by an Oxford colleague that was about to be published and give their honest opinion. He said he would mail an advance review copy right away and that he and his friend would appreciate their  feedback as soon as possible. 

From that moment on, Kate, who in addition to being an avid reader was an ardent C.S.Lewis fan, started watching the mail closely. As soon as the book arrived, and before anyone else realized it had come, she grabbed it from the mail pile on the front hall table then raced upstairs to stash it under her dormitory matress. 

C.S.Lewis' "Oxford colleague" was, of course, J.R.R.Tolkien. And that was how, at the riipe old age of sixteen, Kate became one of the first people ever to be invited to read and comment on Part One of The Fellowship of the Ring,. Along with her fellow-students, she gave it an enthusiastic review. Her only regret is that she didn't think of some way to hang on to that review copy because, nowadays, it's worth an absolute fortune!

Like Ernest Hemingway, Kate spends many more hours a day reading than she does writing. Among her mulititude of  favorites are  Roger Zelazny's incomparable Amber fantasy series, Lois McMaster Bujold's Barrayar epics, David Weber's Honor Harrington military SF yarns, Piers Anthony's Xanth adventures and, last but not least, Alan Dean Foster's lyrical fantasy, Journeys of the Catechist. She also confesses to an addiction to thrillers by the likes of Lee Child, Vince Flynn, Jeffrey Deaver, Paul Levine and David Baldacci, a real fondness for  Rita Mae Brown's historical novels High Hearts  and Riding Shotgun, and lighthearted mystery series by Lilian Jackson Braun et al popularly.known as 'cozies'.     



Birth Place: London,  England

Accomplishments: The Wages of Justice received the 2001 Dream Realm Science Fiction Award and Dark Angel received the 2001 Dream Realm Cover Art Award.
The Wages of Justice and The Spirit Dogs of Sirius were both 2003 EPPIE finalists.
Dark Angel was also a cover art finalist in EPIC's 2002 Quasars.
The Wages of Greed and A Circle of Arcs were 2001 EPPIE finalists.
Golden Silence and The Spirit Dogs of Sirius were 2000 Dream Realm Award Finalists along with the cover art for Aase's Daughter and The Wages of Justice.
The Wages of Justice was also a 1999 Frankfurt Award Nominee.
The Other Woman was voted Best Poem in the 1998 Preditors and Editors Poll.
     



Books

A Circle of Arcs by Kate Saundby
Joan of Arc and an alien sorcerer, time travel and a centuries-old mystery, Gilles de Rais on a modern city street, why? The much-acclaimed A Circle of Arcs, is a unique blend of time travel, actual historical figures and speculative fiction. The sequel to A Circle of Arcs, A Distant Bell is in the works and is anxiously awaited by Kate's readers. ...
  

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A Distant Bell by Kate Saundby
The sequel to A Circle of Arcs, this fast-moving historical time travel has been likened to riding a kayak through the rapids. If you were blind and could only see in your dreams, would you ever want to wake up?...
  

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Book 1: The Nublis Chronicles: The Wages of Justice by Kate Saundby
Dream Realm Award Winner 2001 EPPIE finalist 2003 Frankfurt Award Nominee " "You're now as blind as the justice you serve. Because you cannot see, you can no longer distinguish between rich and poor. And since all will stand equal before your court, you'll be able to judge them with perfect impartiality." These ritual words evoke the curse and the gift of the my...
  

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Book 2: The Nublis Chronicles: The Wages of Sin by Kate Saundby
Who shall sit in judgment of the judges, should they become corrupt? Unholy alliance and weapon without defense, who shall free the worlds from the conscienceless? Who shall choose the one who cannot be corrupted to free all the fearful voiceless suffering injustice? Where lies the duty of an emperor? Only to his people? Or to all? ...
  

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Book 3: The Nublis Chronicles: The Wages of Greed by Kate Saundby
Concubine's son, illegal witch child, consummate trader for a world in bondage. On Nublis he proved his worth. But the prophecy was only that one would be born who might have the strength to endure and end the bondage of a world....
  

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Book 4: The Nublis Chronicles: Golden Silence by Kate Saundby
Shattered words, trust abused, maimed and slowly dying, who will hear the soliloquy of the silenced?...
  

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Book 5: The Nublis Chronicles: Dark Angel by Kate Saundby
Sanctuary of peace in the grasp of demon spawn, love is forbidden to the one leashed between the realms. What price will he pay for tasting the forbidden?...
  

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Book 6: The Nublis Chronicles: The Artemesian Mandate by Kate Saundby
Vice of men consuming greed, the defense awakens near too late. Hell hound and full moon, what price a demon to defend the light? Book VI in the Chronicles of Nublis and Book 2 in the Felix Trilogy ...
  

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Book 7: The Nublis Chronicles: The Orion Property by Kate Saundby
Cover Art by Deron Douglas. Beyond priceless is friendship to the one whose price has been established, to the one too useful to be allowed the title person. ...
  

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Book 8: The Nublis Chronicles: Fortune's Hostage by Kate Saundby
Book 8 of the Nublis Chronicles and the sequel to The Orion Property, Fortune's Hostage, tells the story of two hereditary enemies who are forcibly married to one another as part of a peace initiative to bring the centuries-old war between their two countries to a close....
  

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Book 9: The Nublis Chronicles: The Spirit Dogs of Sirius by Kate Saundby
2003 EPPIE Finalist! Book 9 of the Nublis Chronicles, The Spirit Dogs of Sirius is a complex story, tying in fantastic elements such as spirit dogs and wizards, leaving the reader breathless with the telling. Indeed, Kate Saunaby's sophisticated prose sweeps the reader away into a world of the fantastic filled with pepperpot stew, intrigue, and spirit dogs with telepathic abilities. ...
  

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Book 10: The Nublis Chronicles: Aase's Daughter by Kate Saundby
Book 10 of the Nublis Chronicles and Book 2 of the final trilogy, The Children of Nublis, Aase's Daughter is a sparkling salute to Rubenesque women everywhere, because they finally have an SF Fantasy heroine they can relate to. Larger than life in every sense of the word, the enchanting heroine of the title wins her man and all the marbles in the end without losing a single mother-lovin...
  

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Book 11: The Nublis Chronicles: The Wages of Deception by Kate Saundby
Cover Art by Deron Douglas. The sequel to Aase's Daughter and the eleventh and final title in the Nublis Chronicles, The Wages of Deception tells of a light-hearted practical joke gone horribly wrong, and the consequences to two worlds that are a galaxy apart. ...
  

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Short Stories

The Spirit Dogs of Sirius
 by Kate Saundby
This short story grew to a novella, then became Chapter 6 in The Spirit Dogs of Sirius, which is the ninth title in my Nublis Chronicles series. ___________________________________ ...


Many Happy Returns
 by Kate Saundby
A cautionary tale for forgetful husbands. ___________________________________ ...



Poetry

The Other Woman
 by Kate Saundby


Links

Kate Saundby. Double Dragon Publiishing



Additional information

Kate's last title, A Distant Bell, was released by Double Dragon Publishing in electronic and paperback editions in 2003. A Distant Bell is the sequel to her romantic historical time travel, A Circle of Arcs. As with its predecessor, A Distant Bell continues to meld actual historial figures and events with fictional ones. This time the story is set in part at the Court of Louis the Fourteenth, aka the Sun King, at the palace of Versailles during the Black Mass/poisoning scandals. Kate is presently working on a new book with the working title "Guardian Angel", starting with her own somewhat cockeyed view of Heaven. The story is based, she says, on her own experiences. Because she has had so many 'near misses' in her life, she has concluded that she either has Heaven's most battered guardian angel or there's more than one and they're working in shifts.

 
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