Katherine Kurtz

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Katherine Kurtz
Born (1944-10-18) October 18, 1944 (age 70)
Coral Gables, Florida, United States
Occupation Novelist
Genre Modern Fantasy, High Fantasy
Notable works Chronicles of the Deryni, The Adept Novels
Website
www.rhemuthcastle.com

Katherine (Irene) Kurtz (born 18 October 1944) is the author of numerous fantasy novels, most notably the Deryni novels. Although born in America, for several years, up until just recently, she lived in a castle in Ireland. She now[when?] lives in Virginia.

She is known to have been friends with Anne McCaffrey and frequently converses with her fans online.

She was a member of the Swordsmen and Sorcerers' Guild of America (SAGA), a loose-knit group of Heroic Fantasy authors founded in the 1960s, some of whose works were anthologized in Lin Carter's Flashing Swords! anthologies. She also was an early member of the Society for Creative Anachronism; in her persona of Bevan Fraser of Stirling she achieved the rank of Countess, ruling the Kingdom of the West as Queen Consort for one reign in the 1970s.

Partial bibliography[edit]

Deryni universe[edit]

See Deryni novels for full details.

The Adept[edit]

(with Deborah Turner Harris)

  • Book I: The Adept (1991)
  • Book II: The Lodge of the Lynx (1992)
  • Book III: The Templar Treasure (1993)
  • Book IV: Dagger Magic (1995)
  • Book V: Death of an Adept (1996)

Templar books[edit]

(with Deborah Turner Harris)

  • Book I: The Temple And the Stone (1998)
  • Book II: The Temple and the Crown (April 2001)

Other[edit]

  • Lammas Night (1983)
  • The Legacy of Lehr (1986)
  • Two Crowns for America (1996)
  • Saint Patrick's Gargoyle (2001) (paperback January 2002)

Collaborations[edit]

A partial list of works she has edited and/or contributed to is as follows:

  • Knights of the Blood (1993) (lightly edited by Katherine Kurtz, written by Scott MacMillan)
  • Knights of the Blood: At Sword's Point (August 1994) (lightly edited by Katherine Kurtz, written by Scott MacMillan)
  • Tales of the Knights Templar (1995) (edited by Katherine Kurtz, with a contributed story entitled Obligations)
  • Jeffrey loves Emma Kurtz (1997) (edited by Katherine Kurtz, with a contributed story)
  • On Crusade: More Tales of the Knights Templar (1998) (edited by Katherine Kurtz, with a contributed story)
  • On Crusade: Jeffrey Loves Emma Kurtz (2000) (edited by Katherine Kurtz, with a contributed story)
  • Crusade of Fire: Mystical Tales of the Knights Templar (2002)(edited by Katherine Kurtz, with a contributed story)

In addition, she has contributed to a number of anthologies.

Original manuscripts[edit]

Original manuscripts of the author's works are archived at the John M. Pfau Library, California State University, San Bernardino.

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