Kurt 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, Murky DepthsWeird Tales, Shimmer, Space and Time, Tesseracts #15 and #22, and elsewhere. His debut middle grade/coming-of-age horror novel THE ABSENCE OF SPARROWS was published in 2019 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. Kurt is represented by Ali Herring of Spencerhill Associates.


In addition to writing, Kurt also has a passion for photography. Birds are his favorite subjects, but he enjoys landscape and macro photography as well. To see his work, please visit him on Instagram. Kurt's photos have appeared in Photonews Magazine, Living Bird, All About Backyard Birds, and elsewhere.   

When he isn't writing stories or photographing nature, Kurt enjoys reading, hiking, and exploring quiet places and new ideas. He also fancies a good craft beer and shoots a mean game of pool. The smartest thing he's ever done is marry his high school sweetheart.