About the Author

New York Times Best Selling Author Kel Kade is a full-time writer and parent living in Texas with two crazy dogs and two lazy cats. Kel worked as an environmental consultant before entering a doctoral program with research in big data studies of volcanic rock geochemistry and marine research in the Izu-Bonin-Mariana submarine volcanic arc. Kel’s hobbies include creating universes spanning space and time, developing criminal empires, plotting the downfall of tyrannous rulers, and diving into fantastical mysteries.

Growing up, Kel lived a military lifestyle of traveling and living in new places. Experiences with distinctive cultures and geography instilled in Kel a sense of wanderlust and opened a young mind to the knowledge that the Earth is expansive and wild. A deep interest in science, ancient history, cultural anthropology, art, music, languages, and spirituality is evidenced by the diversity and richness of the places and cultures depicted in Kel’s writing.

  • Karmillah2
    Posted at 10:01h, 07 September Reply

    Hi Kel

    Love your books!
    Thank you for creating so many hours of awesomeness.

    When is book 5 out?


    Posted at 15:27h, 12 August Reply

    Please could you let me know a rough date for the release of KDT 5?

    Is it even being worked upon?

  • JF
    Posted at 20:31h, 29 June Reply

    when is KDT 5 coming out. This is, hand’s down, one of the best series I have ever read. It is well written.

    • John H. Minnick
      Posted at 16:20h, 14 September Reply

      I too would love to know the answer to this question

      • Kas Freeman
        Posted at 02:39h, 22 September Reply

        Are you the John Minnick who writes math textbooks? If so, I love you and am re-reading Intermediate Algebra right now.

  • Jake Harper
    Posted at 12:58h, 25 June Reply

    Is Kel kade a male or female? Personally I think it’s a fake name for a well know author. If you notice the “about” paragraphs above, it is carefully written to never say “he” or “she”. In fact , I am now wondering if Kel put clues in the paragraphs to see if one of his/her readers can identify the true identity of “Kel Kade”.

    • Area Man
      Posted at 23:12h, 14 August Reply

      Does it matter? More importantly…when is KDT5 being released?

    • Detective Chidz
      Posted at 01:48h, 16 September Reply

      Kel Kade is a woman, noticed someone mentioned it on a Twitter post she liked. 😉

    • Ruby
      Posted at 10:23h, 07 October Reply

      I don’t care who they are. I just want to meet them!!!!!!!

  • Bryan Dean
    Posted at 18:55h, 17 June Reply

    Just saw some stuff on twitter about your book expo panel. I have to say I learned something that had me shocked. No really, I’m shook. It’s hard to realize how much assumptions can become your delusional reality until you get metaphorically slapped in the face.

    KDT is one of my favorite stories of all, and by far the one I re-read/listen to the most. Thanks for writing them 🙂

  • Jimmy Dye
    Posted at 13:07h, 14 June Reply

    I was wondering when the next book will be out in the king’s dark tidings series

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