Jeffe Kennedy
Fantasy. Power. Passion

Want to Improve as a Writer? Step One.

Posted Jun 17 2018 in , , , , , , ,

This is Lake Sakakawea, up in North Dakota. We just got back from a super long road trip to there from New Mexico to spend some time camping, boating and fishing with family. This week at the SFF Seven we’re asking: How do you level up as a writer?  It’s a great question and I […]

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The Single Most Helpful Thing I Do When Stuck

Posted Jun 10 2018 in , , ,

Tuesday sees the release of PRISONER OF THE CROWN! There will be print (POD) versions available, too, but they won’t appear on the retail sites until release day, Tuesday, June 12, 2018.   Our topic at the SFF Seven this week is: What’s the single most helpful thing you do to keep from being stuck in a […]

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Protecting the Writing: a Quick How-To

Posted Jun 3 2018 in , , , , , , , , , ,

I’m hard at work writing THE ORCHID THRONE, the first in my new trilogy for St. Martins Press. So, naturally, I had to impulse-buy this gorgeous orchid from Trader Joe’s. It’s my new desk ornament, following the USB-plug in Christmas tree, cherry blossom tree, and foaming cauldron. This one notably does NOT require electricity, which […]

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A Better Answer to: Where Do You Get Your Ideas?

Posted May 27 2018 in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Last week I attended SFWA’s Nebula Conference and got to meet our 2018 Grandmaster, Peter S. Beagle. I legit teared up when we talked and he signed my battered old copy I received forever and a day ago. I felt like a teenager again and all those feelings that led into my early love of fantasy rose […]

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Orchids on Young Queens and Vengeance from Slave Kings

Posted May 22 2018 in , , , , ,

I’m writing this post on an airplane on my way back from SFWA’s annual conference and Nebula Awards. The gathering this year shone for so many reasons—excellent programming, exciting new initiatives on the Board (I’m a Director at Large, for SFWA), and wonderful camaraderie. We really connected with each other this year and I’m revved […]

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