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K. D. Wentworth

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K. D. Wentworth

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Full Name: Kathy Diane Wentworth
Born: January 27, 1951
Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
Died: April 18, 2012
Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
Occupation: Writer
Nationality: American


Kathy Diane Wentworth (January 27, 1951 - April 18, 2012), known as K. D. Wentworth, was an American science fiction author. A University of Tulsa graduate, she got her start winning the Writers of the Future Contest in 1988, and then later won Field Publications' "Teachers as Writers" Award in 1991. Wentworth served two terms as secretary of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America in the early 2000s. She served as the editor for the Writers of the Future Contest from 2009 until her death. One of her novelettes, "Kaleidoscope" (2008), and three of her short stories, "Burning Bright" (1997). "Tall One" (1998), and "Born Again" (2005) have been Nebula award finalists. Wentworth died on April 18, 2012, from complications with pneumonia and cervical cancer.

Works in the WWEnd Database

 Non Series Works


 Heyoka Blackeagle

 1. (1999)
 2. (2001)

 House of Moons Chronicles

 1. (1994)
 2. (1995)

 The Jao Empire

 1. (2003)
 2. (2010)

 Writers of the Future

 25. (2009)
 26. (2010)
 27. (2011)
 28. (2012)