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Kara Dalkey

(Kara Mia Dalkey)
USA flag (b.1953)

Kara Mia Dalkey is an American author of young adult fiction and historical fantasy. She was born in Los Angeles and has lived in Minneapolis, Pittsburgh, Colorado, and Seattle. Much of her fiction is set in the Heian period of Japan.

She was married to author John Barnes; they divorced in 2001. She is a member of the Pre-Joycean Fellowship and of the Scribblies. She is a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Design and Marketing in Los Angeles.

She is also a musician and has gigged extensively on electric bass (which she plays left-handed) and harmony vocals, with such bands as Runestone, the Albany Free Traders, and Nate Bucklin and the Ensemble (in Minnesota) and Relic and Voodoo Blue (in Seattle.) At different times she has also played drums, banjo and acoustic guitar. She is a songwriter, but her total output is low, and consequently no CD or other album is presently in the works.

Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult Fantasy
Blood of the Goddess
   1. Goa (1996)
   2. Bijapur (1997)
   3. Bhagavati (1998)
   1. Ascension (2002)
   2. Reunion (2002)
   3. Transformation (2002)
Series contributed to
Anthologies containing stories by Kara Dalkey
Short stories
The Peony Lantern (1991)
The Chrysanthemum Robe (1995)
Bouncing Babies (1999)

Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature Best Book nominee (1989) : The Nightingale

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