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Laura Kamoie, author of America’s First Daughter, has published two non-fiction books on early America, and most recently held the position of associate professor of history at the U.S. Naval Academy before transitioning to a full-time writing career.
Laura Kaye is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over 25 books in contemporary romance and romantic suspense. A former college history professor, Kaye also writes historical women’s fiction as Laura Kamoie.
Sally Keith, author of River House, has published three collections of poetry. Recipient of the Colorado Prize for Poetry, a Pushcart Prize, and numerous fellowships. She is a member of the MFA faculty at George Mason University and lives in Washington, D.C.
Victoria Kelly, author of Mrs. Houdini, graduated from Harvard, Trinity College Dublin, and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Her fiction and poetry have appeared in The Best American Poetry 2013, Southwest Review, and Alaska Quarterly Review.
Mary Louise Kelly, author of The Bullet, is NPR’s National Security Correspondent. When she’s not covering the spy beat, she writes spy fiction. The Bullet is her second novel. Mary Louise lives in Washington, D.C., and Florence, Italy.
Edward F. Kelly, author of Beyond Physicalism, works in the UVa’s Division of Perceptual Studies. He served previously as lead author of Irreducible Mind, and is working on intensive psycho-physiological studies of psi and altered states of consciousness in exceptional subjects.
Harrison Scott Key, author of The World’s Largest Man, is a contributing editor for the Oxford American. His nonfiction and humor pieces have appeared in The New York Times, Outside, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, The Best American Travel Writing, and elsewhere. He teaches writing at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Ga.
Kimberly Kincaid is a USA Today bestseller and Romance Writers of America RITA Award finalist. She writes sexy contemporary romance and has authored over a dozen books. She resides near Richmond with her family.
Joan Kindig is a professor of reading education at James Madison University. She also serves as a member of the Virginia Festival of the Book’s Youth & Outreach Committee.
Christopher King is the author of several essays and forthcoming Lament For Epirus: An Odyssey Into Europe’s Oldest Surviving Folk Music. He is a re-mastering engineer, producer, auricular raconteur, and sonic archaeologist who won a Grammy in 2002 and has been nominated six times in total.
Andrea Kleine, author of Calf, is a writer and performance artist. She has received five MacDowell Colony fellowships and the New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship award. Her writing has been featured in The Los Angeles Review of Books, Everyday Genius, and the NYFA Current.
Joy Merritt Krystosek, author of Wiping Memories from Room to Room, lives in Virginia. She is currently writing Finding a New Mirror, a book about Alzheimer’s, and The Life and Death of Jacques Albert Rainelle, a compilation of Rainelle’s art and poems.
Julia Kudravetz is a founder and co-host of the Bridge P.A.I. Reading Series in downtown Charlottesville. A writer and an educator, she teaches English at Piedmont Virginia Community College.
Katherine Kurtz, author of The King’s Deryni, is regarded as one of the founders of modern fantasy after Tolkien, starting with her Deryni Trilogy. She has also written historical fiction and science fiction, and several of her works are being developed for film.
William Kurtz, author of Excommunicated from the Union, is an assistant editor at Documents Compass, a program of the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities. He has written and spoken extensively about the religious history of the American Civil War.
Andy Kutler, author of The Other Side of Life, is a first-time novelist who has written extensively for The Huffington Post and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. He works in the national security community and lives in Arlington, Va.