Kendare Blake is the author of several novels and short stories, most of which you can find information about via the links above. Her work is sort of dark, always violent, and features passages describing food from when she writes while hungry. She was born in July (for those of you doing book reports) in Seoul, South Korea, but doesn’t speak a lick of Korean, as she was packed off at a very early age to her adoptive parents in the United States. That might be just an excuse, though, as she is pretty bad at learning foreign languages. She enjoys the work of Milan Kundera, Caitlin R Kiernan, Bret Easton Ellis, and Richard Linklater.

She lives and writes in Gig Harbor, Washington, with her husband, their cat son Tyrion Cattister, red Doberman dog son Obi-Dog Kenobi, rottie mix dog daughter Agent Scully, and naked Sphynx cat son Armpit McGee.

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Frequently Asked Questions

I recommend reading the books in the order that they were published: Three Dark Crowns, One Dark Throne, Queens of Fennbirn (which consists of the novellas The Young Queens and the Oracle Queen), Two Dark Reigns and finally, Five Dark Fates.

But you do you. I read the Harry Potter books in the wrong order out of sheer defiance, so I know how that goes.

I promise that if I have any new information that I am at liberty to share, I will share it immediately! And I will title the blog post something obvious like MOVIE NEWS or TV UPDATE! so you will be able to find it if you go looking through the posts. But let’s be real, anything official official will be released by the studio/production companies and will be searchable on the Google.

Yes. But all of it that I list here will be very broad because that’s what you want in an FAQ answer–the answer that will be of use to the most people.

  1. READ! And READ! And then, READ SOME MORE! Never stop READING! I mean, why would you? Reading is great.
  2. Before you sell your first book, write that book just for yourself. Hold it close. Cherish the time that it is just the two of you together. Let it be your passion, let it confound you, let yourself have fun. Write the book you want to write without thinking about what everyone else wants. Don’t chase trends. Don’t research the market. Write it. Love it. Make it as good as you possibly can. Research the business side of it after.
  3. A good literary agent is worth their weight in gold. Research them carefully. Be professional. And for the love of Jeff, put as much effort as you can into making your query letter sparkle. Read the flap copy of your favorite books and think about why it made you want to pick that book up. Write you query letter to make that agent pick your book up.
  4. Did I mention reading?
  5. Finish! Whether it’s a novel or a poem or a short story, get to that ending. You can always revise it later. You can change the whole thing. But if you never get to the end, there’s nothing for anyone to work with. Learning to finish is an important skill, and one that many would-be greats never master.

These are questions that you must ask the story. I’m not in charge of these things! And believe me, I was as mad about the abandoned pancakes as you were.

If you would like a signed, personalized, or even a doodled copy of ANY of my books, you can order anytime from my local indie: Invitation Bookshop. Just include your requests (who to sign to, what to doodle, etc) in the special instructions. I’ll pop in and sign, and they’ll ship directly to you!

Or, if I visit a city near you for an event, come on out and see me, I would love to meet you. Unless you’re just going to yell at me about the killings and the pancakes.