Many kids who love science fiction become engineers or astrophysicists or comic book artists. I turned my childhood love of Star Wars into a career in prosthetics. With a degree in Cybernetics, I spent over twenty years specializing in upper limb replacement, fitting patients with everything from traditional body-powered prosthetics, to the latest myoelectric technology. Star Wars was a good influence on me.
Since I’ve always been an avid reader of fantasy, science fiction, cyberpunk, and comic books, it made perfect sense that I would also write SFF. My writing partner, Julia Vee, and I first wrote together in the eighth grade, trading a floppy disk back and forth in the school hallways like spies passing state secrets.
Together, Julia and I love creating rich, immersive worlds filled with the heroes and monsters from our dreams. Thank you for coming to visit our flights of fancy!
Ken is represented by Laurie McLean at Fuse Literary (Twitter @agentsavant)
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With the blood of ancient dragons running through her veins, Emiko Soong belongs to one of the five premier magical families of the world. Too bad she’s never been able to do any magic. But Emiko never needed any magic to be useful to her clan. The reputation of the Blade of the Soong Clan is drenched in blood, wrapped in shadows and, ultimately, one that Emiko wishes desperately she could escape.
Unfortunately, that reputation has followed her halfway across the world from Tokyo to San Francisco, where she finds that some ties can be stretched but not broken.
Praise for EBONY GATE
“Put this book in the hands of fans of
Fonda Lee’s Green Bone Saga.”
― Library Journal
“A wild, exhilarating ride through a living San Francisco populated with ghosts, magical beasts, and one tough-as-nails heroine. Adventurous and filled with heart, exploring the struggles of a bloody past and familial duty, Ebony Gate is a spectacular start to what promises to be an engrossing series.”
― Andrea Stewart,
author of The Bone Shard Daughter
“Ebony Gate is a snarky Harry Dresden meets Shang-Chi,
with a dash of Monster Hunter International.”
― Kevin J. Anderson,
New York Times bestselling
co-author of Dune: House Atreides
“Vee and Bebelle use Asian mythologies to build
an immersive, fascinating world. Emiko will hook
readers, and the slow burn and build of the plot
will keep them interested.
Fans…will not want to stop reading.”
— Booklist (starred review)
“Ebony Gate is a bizarre and exciting thrill ride!
It’s Doctor Strange meets Shang-Chi with a big dose of original characters, modern fantasy, and dynamic action.
― Jonathan Maberry,
New York Times bestselling author
of the Joe Ledger Thrillers and Kagen the Damned
“It’s like reading my favorite martial arts movies,
with magic that will blow your mind.”
― Brian D. Anderson,
bestselling author of The Godling Chronicles
On the day of the Drowning the Pacific Ocean rose up like a spiteful child and struck Seattle with the force of a bomb. The combined earthquake, flood, and hurricane strength winds crushed the city like an egg and buried it under sea water and kelp.
The Tarim Pyramids, massive structures of glowing orange crystal, rose from the ocean and bathed the Pacific Northwest in arcane power that blotted out the sun. The Pacific Northwest became a haven for the supernatural, creatures of legend who had been living in hiding came to Seattle to live free from the constraints of human society.
Seattle became home to supernatural creatures from all mythologies and the Seattle Slayers formed to maintain the fragile truce between the humans, the vampires, and the Tarim.
Roxy Lim has come to Seattle to take up her father’s legacy and make her fortunes. But her family’s name casts a long shadow and she will find herself tested in ways she never imagined.
Praise for SEATTLE SLAYERS
“…the world building is top notch. … I recommend it to lovers of hard UF, supernatural action,
and post apocalyptic themes. This is a winner!”
“I can’t wait to read the next book on her journey!”
“If you love a strong female protagonist, action adventure, political machinations, you are in for a treat.”
“It didn’t take long for me to be immersed in this interesting world.”