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
Period 1989–2012
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. Archived from the original on February 1, 2013. 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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