Author Archives: K.V. Johansen

About K.V. Johansen

The author of Blackdog, The Leopard, The Lady, and Gods of Nabban, epic fantasies from Pyr, I also write for teens and children, including the "Torrie", "Warlocks of Talverdin", and "Cassandra Virus" series, and the "Pippin and Mabel" picture books, as well as a couple of short story collections and two works of adult literary criticism on the history of children's fantasy literature. I have a Master's degree in Mediaeval Studies, and read a lot of fantasy, science fiction, and history. Blog at thewildforest.wordpress.com

The Last Road … and some fellow forthcoming books from Pyr

As you might have heard, late last year the publisher of Gods of the Caravan Road, Pyr, was sold by its parent publisher, Prometheus, to another company called Start. This also meant that the distribution switched from Penguin Random House … Continue reading

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Short Stories Online

This month I began experimenting with a new way of republishing short fiction. I have the first story from The Serpent Bride, originally published by Thistledown back in 1998, up at Curious Fictions; you can support me by visiting my … Continue reading

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Tallying the Books 3: The Pippin trilogy

I’m a fantasy writer — of course if I write picture books, they’re going to form a trilogy! Not really. But that’s how it turned out. I wrote the three ‘Pippin and Mabel’ books inspired by my dog Pippin, who … Continue reading

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Tallying the Books 2: The Serpent Bride

The Serpent Bride, my second published book, was a collection of ten short stories that were literary fairy tales, retellings of ballads from Medieval Denmark, was published in 1998 from Thistledown Press. (For non-Canadians, that’s a venerable small literary press … Continue reading

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Tallying the Books 1: 20 Years Ago … Torrie and the Dragon

Twenty years ago my first book was published. Torrie and the Dragon came out from a Canadian children’s publisher called Roussan in 1997. It was shorter and had less depth than I would have liked, but in Canada, kids’ books … Continue reading

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