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K. D. Kirchmeier is a Saskatchewan-based author who writes strange and fantastical stories about ordinary people who get caught up in extraordinary circumstances. His short fiction and poems have appeared in Abyss & Apex, Grain MagazineWeird Tales, Shimmer, Space and Time, and elsewhere. His middle grade/coming-of-age horror novel THE ABSENCE OF SPARROWS was published in 2019 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers and his post-apocalyptic YA fantasy novel THE SHADOW ROAD is forthcoming (October 2024) from Bloomsbury YA with a sequel to follow in 2025.


In addition to writing, Kurt also has a passion for nature and wildlife photography. His photos have appeared in numerous articles and calendars from Prairie's North Magazine, Birds & Blooms, Living Bird, Photonews, All About Backyard Birds, and elsewhere. To see his work, please visit him on Instagram. To license his work, check out his portfolio on Getty

Kurt is represented by Ali Herring of Spencerhill Associates. When he isn't writing stories or photographing nature, he enjoys reading, hiking, and exploring quiet places. He also fancies a good craft beer and shoots a mean game of pool.    

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