Profile of J. Kathleen Cheney

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J. Kathleen Cheney is a former teacher and has taught mathematics ranging from 7th grade to Calculus.  She is an Active member of SFWA, a member of Broad Universe and Codex, and a founding member of the Oklahoma Speculative Fiction Syndicate.  Her works have been published or forthcoming in The Best of Jim Baen's Universe 2, Writers of the Future XXIV, and Fantasy Magazine, among others.   Her website can be found at

Her first novel, The Golden City, is out from Penguin (Ace).


J. Kathleen Cheney's Campbell-qualifying work:
"Touching the Dead," Jim Baen's Universe, June 2007.


Other Publications:


The Nature of Demons, Heroic Fantasy Quarterly, August 2013

"Of Ambergris, Blood, and Brandy" Abyss & Apex, Q1 2011

"Snow Comes to Hawk's Folly," Panverse 2, Sept 2010

Fleurs du Mal, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, November 2010

"Iron Shoes," Alembical 2, June 2010

Afterimage, Jim Baen's Universe, April 2010

Early Winter, Near Jenli Village, Fantasy Magazine, Spring 2009

The Dragon's Child, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, December 2008

"The Bear Girl," Wolfsongs, Volume 1, December 2008

Taking a Mile,  Writers of the Future XXIV, August 2008

Masks of War,  Fantasy Magazine, July 2008

"Touching the Dead,"  reprinted in The Best of Jim Baen's Universe 2, July 2008

"A Hand for Each," Shimmer's Pirate Issue, November 2007

"First Day Jitters,"  Between Kisses, June 2007
*reprinted in Strange Worlds of Lunacy, April 2008

The Stains of the Past,  The Sword Review, Feb 2006