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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, Grain MagazineWeird Tales, Shimmer, Space and Timeand 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 BONE SHEPHERDS is forthcoming (2024) from Bloomsbury. Kurt is represented by Ali Herring of Spencerhill Associates.


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

When he isn't writing stories or photographing nature, Kurt 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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