About the Author

New York Times Best Selling Author Kel Kade is a full-time writer and parent living in Texas with three crazy dogs and three 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 and Central America volcanic arcs. 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.

228 Comments
  • Missed the AMA
    Posted at 22:24h, 13 October Reply

    I just went to your twitter page, that is apparently where the good news is, not on your website haha.

    Well I missed the AMA but the other interview was quite good. My AMA if you would answer it is:

    If you were to expand into a visual format, could/would it be Graphic Novel (Manga)? It is the one visual medium that does extremely well with Serious Comedy and can highlight the comedy from two people misunderstanding the situation inside their own head. I think Amazon also has a kindle unlimited for graphic novels (manga), and it might sync with the audio overlay.

  • words/week
    Posted at 18:36h, 11 October Reply

    How much do you write on average?

  • Jorden Darrett
    Posted at 06:27h, 29 September Reply

    Also a Texan. If that soundtrack playing in the side bar in any way communicates the tone of your book, count me in

  • Melanie
    Posted at 08:15h, 26 September Reply

    Dear Kel

    Your books have become an absolute addiction – I have been so immersed that you take me away from my own work and I only feel ‘lost’ when I finish your books. Unfortunately I have finished the 5th – (and Wesson)

    I have to be really rude and say that I do hope you are and have been sweating with pen and ink over book 6 – I mean. … I am sure there must some crime of “cruelty to readers”.!

    It is a long time since I have found it difficult to read another book after completing one that demands full attention and the consequent feeling of loss.

    In the meantime please just crack on with it a sap!!

    Many thanks

  • Make that Cheddar
    Posted at 19:02h, 20 September Reply

    Can you stream your word document as you write KDT book 6. It could be on either Twitch or YouTube. Just make sure to turn off comments and the like. You could make it so that only Patreon member get to view if you wanted. If you talk while you type, even better. You can explain your process and why characters choose what they do. I am sure the draft will be different from the final product anyway. I suppose it would be like posting a chapter per day on RoyalRoad and then Publishing it on Amazon.

  • Shawn Flanagan
    Posted at 21:58h, 10 September Reply

    From a fellow fantasy loving Texan, your mind is gorgeous and amazing. Not to mention the rest of your person. You are definitely one of my favorite authors. I can’t wait to see what comes next. I have read the Dark Tidings series 4 times and working on my 5th with the release of book 5. Keep it going please, I wanna see what your beautiful mind comes up with next.

    • Kel Kade
      Posted at 15:54h, 14 September Reply

      I very much appreciate your kind words. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and for the lovely compliments.

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