Author Archives: Kenton Kilgore

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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“the song remains the same”…

…but the name changes.  As you might know, I’m working on a new young adult modern-fantasy/horror novel.  Alexandra “Alyx” Williams is a rebellious Korean-American high school senior who loves motorcycles, sketching, retro hard rock, and her boyfriend Sam.  When Sam … Continue reading

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“this wasted land,” chapter 1

I plan to publish This Wasted Land (formerly titled In Lonely Lands) in Spring, 2017.  To give you a taste of it, here’s the first chapter (subject to revisions).       Track 1.  You Could Be Mine “Hold on, … Continue reading

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vote now for the dragon awards!

This year’s Hugo Awards (supposedly the preeminent in science fiction and fantasy) have come and gone, but as I discussed earlier, they are—and always have been— irrelevant for fans of Young Adult speculative literature.  Why’s that?  Because the Hugos have … Continue reading

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“suicide squad” is this year’s “guardians”…

…In that, when I first heard of Suicide Squad, I had no interest in seeing a film about a rag-tag group of D-list comic book characters–just as I had with Guardians of the Galaxy.  But once I saw the trailers, … Continue reading

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