K. D. Wentworth

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K. D. Wentworth
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K. D. Wentworth in 2006.
Born Kathy Diane Wentworth
(1951-01-27)January 27, 1951
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Died April 18, 2012(2012-04-18) (aged 61)
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Occupation Writer
Nationality United States
Genre Fantasy, Science fiction

Kathy Diane Wentworth (January 27, 1951 – April 18, 2012),[1] known as K. D. Wentworth, was an American science fiction author.[2][3][4] A University of Tulsa graduate, she got her start winning the Writers of the Future Contest in 1988, and then later won Field Publications' "Teachers as Writers" Award in 1991.[5] Wentworth served two terms as secretary of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America in the early 2000s.[6] She served as the editor for the Writers of the Future Contest from 2009 until her death.[7] One of her novelettes, "Kaleidoscope" (2008), and three of her short stories, "Burning Bright" (1997). "Tall One" (1998), and "Born Again" (2005) have been Nebula award finalists.[8][9] Wentworth died on April 18, 2012, from complications with pneumonia and cervical cancer.[1][4]


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  1. ^ a b Silver, Steven H (April 19, 2012). "Obituary: K. D. Wentworth". SF Site. Retrieved April 19, 2012. 
  2. ^ Bryant, Jan (December 29, 2007). "Oklahoma has great authors for your reading pleasure". Muskogee Phoenix. Retrieved April 19, 2012. 
  3. ^ Eberhart, John Mark (May 24, 2002). "The ConQuesT of science fiction and fantasy". The Kansas City Star. p. E5. Retrieved April 19, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b Stanley, Tim (April 22, 2012). "Science fiction writer and Tulsa native Kathy "K.D." Wentworth dies at 61". Tulsa World. Retrieved April 22, 2012. 
  5. ^ "K.D. Wentworth (1951-2012)". Locus. April 19, 2012. Retrieved April 22, 2012. 
  6. ^ "In Memoriam: K. D. Wentworth". Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. April 23, 2012. Retrieved April 24, 2012. 
  7. ^ Labaqui, Joni (October 22, 2009). "Vampires, Werewolves, Dungeons and Dragons Top Themes for Largest Speculative Fiction Contest for New Writers" (Press release). Writers of the Future. Retrieved April 19, 2012. 
  8. ^ Squitieri, Tom (April 29, 1999). "Science fiction honors its own vision; Nebulas go to genre's best of the year". USA Today. Retrieved March 7, 2011. 
  9. ^ Boyes, Walt (March 1, 2006). "Jim Baen's Universe Author K. D. Wentworth Makes Nebula Award Ballot" (Press release). Jim Baen's Universe. prleap.com. Retrieved April 19, 2012. 
  10. ^ "The Fantasy/SciFi Shelf". The Bookwatch. 5 (5). Midwest Book Review. May 2010. Retrieved April 22, 2012. 

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