Author Archives: Kenton Kilgore

new “dogs” and new approaches

Last week, I posted that it had been suggested to me by some knowledgeable persons that the cover for my novel Lost Dogs could be revised to align it more with other titles in its genre.  I did a mock-up, … Continue reading

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twl playlist, track 2: “the wanton song”

A surprising number of teenagers in 2019 (some them, no doubt, encouraged by hit films like Bohemian Rhapsody and Rocketman) are fans of 70’s and 80’s rock.  So, too, is Alyx, the Feisty Teenage Heroine of This Wasted Land, my latest young adult dark … Continue reading

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twl playlist, track 1: “you could be mine”

A surprising number of teenagers in 2019 (some them, no doubt, encouraged by hit films like Bohemian Rhapsody and Rocketman) are fans of 70’s and 80’s rock.  So, too, is Alyx, the Feisty Teenage Heroine of This Wasted Land, my … Continue reading

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a new look for “lost dogs?”

Recently, someone suggested to me that the cover of my novel Lost Dogs –a story of the apocalypse as seen, heard, and smelled by a dog–should be revised to be more reflective of its genre.

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of dragons and coincidence

Recently, my younger daughter visited the John Paul II Center in Krakow, Poland, and shared with my wife and me several photos, including this dragon. The image, of course, is from the Book of Revelations, as is the monstrous Beast … Continue reading

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finally home after 40 years

In the summer of 1979, my mother moved us from Phoenix, AZ to Greenbelt, MD.  I was 12 at the time, and to say that the move changed my life forever would be like saying that the Grand Canyon is … Continue reading

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for writers: how to sell books in person

If you’re an author these days, you need all the help you can get selling your books. Whether you write fiction, non-fiction, poetry, or something else, you can make money and win lifelong, hardcore fans by selling your books in … Continue reading

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exit the x-men

Dark Phoenix, the latest X-Men movie—and the last to be produced by 20th Century Fox, now that the film rights have transferred to Marvel Studio—is out.  And I couldn’t care any less. It’s not that I don’t like the X-Men—quite … Continue reading

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“avengers: endgame”–no ewoks, just awesome

*mild spoilers ahead* If last year’s Avengers: Infinity War was The Empire Strikes Back of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (because, man, did it feel just as dark and brutal as Empire), then Avengers: Endgame is The Return of the Jedi, … Continue reading

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doing “5 to 10” for writing (part 2)

Lately, I’ve done a few talks for high school students who are writers, or are interested in becoming one.  In addition to disabusing them of the idea that becoming an author is a fast and easy ticket to fame and … Continue reading

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