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Katharine Kerr was born in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1944. Her maiden name was Katharine Nancy Brahtin. After dropping out of Stanford University in the mid-1960s, Kerr worked in a number of low-paying jobs, including a stint at the U.S. Post Office. In 1976, a friend gave Kerr her first fantasy role-playing game and she became so intrigued with both gaming and the fantasy field that she began writing articles for gaming magazines. After working as a contributing editor for Dragon Magazine, as well as contributing to gaming modules for both TSR, Inc., and Chaos, Inc., Kerr turned her attention exclusively to fiction writing. Kerr is best known for her historical fantasy Deverry Series novels, published by Bantam and HarperCollins. Titles include Daggerspell, Darkspell, Dawnspell: The Bristling Wood, and Dragonspell: The Southern Sea. Kerr also developed The Westlands Cycle series for HarperCollins. Among the titles of some of those novels are A Time to Exile, A Time of Omens, and Days of Blood and Fire. Some of Kerr's other science fiction novels include Polar City Blues, Palace, and Freeze Frames and she has also edited three short-story anthologies. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Daggerspell 2,197 copies, 30 reviews
Darkspell 1,588 copies, 15 reviews
The Bristling Wood 1,413 copies, 19 reviews
The Dragon Revenant 1,296 copies, 12 reviews
A Time of Exile 1,158 copies, 11 reviews
A Time of Omens 1,106 copies, 10 reviews
Days of Blood and Fire 1,072 copies, 8 reviews
Days of Air and Darkness 1,029 copies, 8 reviews
The Red Wyvern 987 copies, 9 reviews
The Black Raven 840 copies, 5 reviews
The Fire Dragon 750 copies, 3 reviews
The Gold Falcon 586 copies, 8 reviews
The Spirit Stone 450 copies, 4 reviews
The Shadow Isle 392 copies, 7 reviews
Polar City Blues 357 copies, 5 reviews
The Silver Mage 341 copies, 12 reviews
Palace 317 copies, 1 review
Snare 270 copies, 8 reviews
License to Ensorcell 216 copies, 14 reviews
Freeze Frames 167 copies, 2 reviews
Water to Burn 111 copies, 3 reviews
Enchanted Forests (Editor) 110 copies, 2 reviews
The Shimmering Door (Editor) 109 copies
Apocalypse to Go (Nola O'Grady) 87 copies, 4 reviews
Weird Tales from Shakespeare (Editor) 83 copies, 1 review
Resurrection 72 copies
Sword of Fire 64 copies
Love on the Run 55 copies, 4 reviews
Sorcerer's Luck 21 copies, 1 review
Dragon Lords and Warrior Women (Contributor) 18 copies, 1 review
Deverry: Three Tales 10 copies, 1 review
Hot Water 10 copies, 1 review
Flickers 5 copies, 1 review
Dark Magicks 5 copies
Asylum {novella} 3 copies, 1 review
Pet Noir 2 copies
Cui Bono? 1 copy
Return to Avalon (Contributor) 236 copies, 1 review
Sisters in Fantasy (Contributor) 155 copies, 3 reviews
Witch Fantastic (Contributor) 117 copies, 1 review
Dinosaur Fantastic (Contributor) 116 copies, 2 reviews
Whatdunits (Contributor) 91 copies, 2 reviews
Alternate Outlaws (Contributor) 79 copies, 2 reviews
The First Heroes: New Tales of the Bronze Age (Contributor) 74 copies, 1 review
Aladdin: Master of the Lamp (Contributor) 61 copies, 1 review
Fantasy for Good: A Charitable Anthology (Contributor) 40 copies, 1 review
Invisible: Personal Essays on Representation in SF/F (Contributor) 29 copies, 4 reviews
The Phantom Queen Awakes (Contributor) 26 copies
Were- (Contributor) 23 copies
Across the Spectrum (Contributor) 7 copies, 1 review
Rocket Boy and the Geek Girls (Contributor) 4 copies, 1 review
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