Author Archives: Kenton Kilgore

what’s been the best day of your life (so far)?

Think about that for a minute.  Could you tell me or anyone else what single day has been the best of your life–at least so far?  (One can hope that an even better day awaits you in the future) I … Continue reading

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vikings with guns attack a 7-11 in africa, or why you shouldn’t look at a writer’s browser history

Many of the authors I know like to joke that if the FBI,  CIA, NSA, or any other 3-letter federal agency looked at the search results in Internet browser history, they (the writers, that is) would swiftly be hauled away … Continue reading

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feelings aren’t always your friends

Growing up, people tell you to Get in touch with your feelings and You’ll feel it if it’s right and Don’t fight your feelings and Go with what your gut tells you. They say things like: I feel your pain … Continue reading

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why hand-sell books?

Last Saturday, I participated in the 20th annual “Heck With The Malls” artisans’ fair in Centreville, MD, peddling my books alongside jewelry-makers, painters, woodcarvers, knitters, etc.  If you’re an author, you might wonder why I would try to sell books … Continue reading

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50 going on 15

Your life is like the clock at a football game: If you’re age 0-20, you’re in the first quarter; At 21-40 years old, you’re in the second quarter; Age 41-60 is the third quarter; 61-80 is the fourth quarter; and, … Continue reading

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when the world was young: edward gorey

The latest in a series about influences from my earlier days It’s Halloween, so let’s get spooky.  Lots of my friends are fans of director Tim Burton, known for his dark visual style and movies like The Nightmare Before Christmas, … Continue reading

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“miss peregrine” soars

I wasn’t expecting much from Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, released in the U.S. last Friday.  That’s because: 1) the premise–a household of misfit children with extraordinary powers sounded too much like Marvel Comics’ X-Men or New Mutants; and … Continue reading

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concept art for “this wasted land”

I’m about halfway through drafting This Wasted Land, my young adult modern-fantasy/horror novel, and I thought I’d share with you some concept art that I’ve whipped up. Because my protagonist Alyx, a 17-year old Korean-American girl, is an artist, I’ve … Continue reading

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young people read old sci-fi/fantasy

I recently discovered a great site that I’d like to pass along to you: Young People Read Old SFF (science fiction/fantasy).  The idea is simple: the person running the site sends copies of old-school sci-fi to young people, they read … Continue reading

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here comes football!

And because I love the game so much, here’s an excerpt from This Wasted Land, my work-in-progress modern-fantasy/horror novel, about football.  Alyx, the 17-year old girl who narrates the book, asks her uncle about his former pro career. “Uncle Tony, … Continue reading

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