Author Jamie Downer

It Has Been Quiet Here: An Update From Kathy

Hello, friends. This website has long been quiet. Covid invaded my universe, and it did not retreat for a long, long time. I am finally back to 90% and ready to re-engage. This spring, I attended the C.S. Lewis Writer’s Conference, “Cultivating a Writer’s Life,” in Colorado Springs, Colorado. It …

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Podcast interview now live

Kathy was recently interviewed for “Delusions of Grandeur,” a new podcast focusing on the Star Wars Expanded Universe, by producers Kelly Jones and Emily Gadek. It’s 43 minutes long, if you’d like to give it a listen.

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Realm Award Nomination

The Oasis Audio version of Kathy’s first novel, Firebird, has been nominated for a 2022 “Realm Award” by the annual Realm Makers science fiction and fantasy convention. Award winners will be announced in July. You can check out the full list here. It’s an honor to be nominated among such a …

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More Audiobooks

As of July 2021, audiobooks are now available for Shivering World, Firebird, Fusion Fire, Crown of Fire, and Wind and Shadow. Daystar will also be available August 31, 2021.

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Unabridged Audiobooks, One Per Month

As 2021 gets underway, unabridged audiobooks of six of Kathy’s novels are being released. February’s release is the Christy Award-winning hard science fiction novel, Shivering World, produced by Oasis Audio and narrated by Nicole Parnell. Follow this link to Audible.com for more information. Over the following five months, the entire …

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Crystal Witness is Being Re-released

Kathy’s third published novel—CRYSTAL WITNESS, originally released by Bantam Books in 1989—is returning with a gorgeous new cover in June 2020! From the back cover notes: When Ming Dalamani awakens from twenty years of suspended animation, she recalls only fragments of her former life: the life she led before she …

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