T.C. KEMPER

Author. Poet. Artist.

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T.C. Kemper is an American author of sparky kidlit and speculative fiction. When she's not sipping peppermint tea sweetened with local honey or hiking woodland trails with her rescue dog, she's likely losing herself in a beautifully crafted story.


Her writing has been published in the Journal of Conflict Management (research), The Black Sheep (nationally and regionally featured satire), and various news sources.


Currently, her favorite books include The Ten Thousand Doors of January, Where the Crawdads Sing, Amari and the Night Brothers, An Ember in the Ashes, The Young Elites, The Girl Who Drank the Moon, Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow, Aru Shah and the End of Time, Mexican Gothic, Felix Ever After, and The Silver Arrow.


She plans to traditionally publish, and is represented by the fabulous Amy Giuffrida of the Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency in New York.


WIPs include MG & YA fantasy, speculative, and historical fiction.

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