Kurt Kirchmeier is a Saskatchewan-based author who writes strange and fantastical stories for readers of all ages. 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 horror novel THE ABSENCE OF SPARROWS (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers) is now available in bookstores everywhere. 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, taking photos, or connecting with nature, Kurt enjoys reading and listening to podcasts. He also fancies a good cup of tea and shoots a mean game of pool. The smartest thing he's ever done is marry his high school sweetheart.