Debra A. Kemp

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Debra A. Kemp
BornMarch 7, 1957
Highland, Indiana
DiedFebruary 8, 2015(2015-02-08) (aged 57)
Noblesville, Indiana
Alma materIndiana University
GenreHistorical fiction
Notable worksThe Firebrand

Debra A. Kemp (March 7, 1957 – February 8, 2015) was an American author.

She wrote historical fiction and drew inspiration for her House of Pendragon series from the Arthurian legends.[1] She originally studied nursing and earned her degree from Indiana University in 1981. She died in 2015.[2]


Kemp lived near Indianapolis with her husband. They had two grown children.

Literary career[edit]

Kemp published her first Arthurian novel The Firebrand in 2003. It is set after the Battle of Camlann, and features King Arthur's fictional daughter Lin and her early life as a slave in Mordred's household.[1][3]


The House of Pendragon series

  1. The Firebrand (2003)
  2. The Recruit (2007)


  • EPPIE 2005 - Finalist[4]
  • Dream Realm Awards - Finalist[4]
  • Top 10 Finisher - Preditors & Editors[4]


  1. ^ a b Busby, Keith; Dalrymple, Roger (2005). Arthurian literature. Vol. 22. DS Brewer. p. 135. ISBN 978-1-84384-062-6. Retrieved 10 August 2010.
  2. ^ Indianapolis Star, Retrieved 14 February 2015
  3. ^ Ashley, Michael; Mike Ashley (2005). The mammoth book of King Arthur. New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers. p. 531.
  4. ^ a b c Official website of historical author Debra A. Kemp Archived 2011-07-16 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 8 January 2011.

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