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From the Wild Forest – Thoughts on a Writing Life

Ramblings on writing from K.V. Johansen

Last Build Date: Sat, 04 Nov 2017 10:45:25 +0000


Tallying the Books 2: The Serpent BridekvjohansenCover of the book.

Sat, 02 Sep 2017 23:50:33 +0000

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 (image)

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

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 22:49:17 +0000

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 (image)

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Enter an Assassin: Ramblings on the Caravan Road 3kvjohansen

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 23:48:38 +0000

Ahjvar came into the Marakand story as a catalyst for disaster, the assassin who kills the Lady, or the Voice of the Lady (when I first conceived the story I hadn’t quite settled on how the Lady and the Voice … Continue reading (image)

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Endless Sky: Ramblings on the Caravan Road 2kvjohansenRealms of the Russian Bear, one of the godparents to the novels of the caravan road.

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 11:19:09 +0000

I think the first time I drove out west was the summer I was five. I, obviously, was not driving, but plunked in the back seat with my little sisters and a colouring book and some old physiology exams to … Continue reading (image)

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The Birth of the Caravan Road: Ramblings on the Caravan Road 1kvjohansenBlackdog-thumbnail-Swanland

Sun, 29 Jan 2017 11:38:12 +0000

Hwaet! I’m starting a series of eight or so blog posts (which may appear somewhat erratically). This here is the first of them. Each is going to take a question of the sort that people seem to want to ask … Continue reading (image)

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