K. M. Alexander is a Pacific Northwest native and novelist living and working in Seattle with his wife and two dogs. He is an avid hiker, cold-weather enthusiast, world traveler, wannabe cyclist, and a self-proclaimed beer snob. His work explores non-traditional settings within speculative fiction, bending and blending genres to create rich worlds and unique, approachable characters.
His first novel The Stars Were Right—a Lovecraftian urban fantasy—arrived in late 2013. Since then he’s published two more books in his Bell Forging Cycle, the sequel Old Broken Road in 2014, and the third book Red Litten World which arrived everywhere on Tuesday, October 6th, 2015.
K. M. is available for speaking engagements, interviews, and appearances.
Selected Interviews & Articles:
- 2017 – Lessons from the Shadows & Interview
In which H.M. Jones invites me to write a guest post and I reflected on the lessons I’ve learned after writing three books in The Bell Forging Cycle. We also talk shop, my inspirations for Lovat, influences, and more.
- 2016 – Zealot Script’s Feature Friday
In which I get personal about my work, discuss what books would I love to live inside, and what inspired me to start writing novels in the first place.
- 2016 – Indie Author: 10 Quick Questions
In which fellow author G. R. Matthews ask me ten questions about the craft. We talk inspiration, the difficulty of indie publishing, and I pick my three desert island books.
- 2016 – Life in the Weird: On the Blending of Genre
I never decided to write a genre-blending novel, it just happened. In this article for Fantasy Book Critic, I discuss some of the concepts I kept in mind while I wrote the books in The Bell Forging Cycle.
- 2015 – Guest Geeks: K.M. Alexander – Cthulhu The Wimp
I was invited by fellow Seattle author Michael G. Munz to write a nerd centered article for his blog. Naturally I chose to write about Lovecraftian horror, specifically Cthulhu himself. In this article, I ask the question: Cthulhu, unimaginable terror, or just a big wimp?
- 2015 – Seattle Geekly Podcast
In which Shannon Flowers, Matt Hammond, and I discuss The Bell Forging Cycle, the Territories, Lovecraftian mythos, Mansions of Madness, books, video games, roleplaying, and more!
- 2015 – Wordslingers: An Interview With K.M. Alexander
In which S. Lee Benedict and I talk about The Bell Forging Cycle, world-building, H. P. Lovecraft, writing strategies, living in the Pacific Northwest, and my long term plans. One of my favorite interviews.
- 2014 – Interview with Wendy VanCamp
In which Wendy and I talk about The Stars Were Right, my influences, my advice for writing and cover design.
- 2014 – Dungeon Crawler Radio Podcast
In which Revan, Joe, Drew, and I discuss Old Broken Road, The Stars Were Right, Lovecraft, my inspiration, music, and I hint at an upcoming project.
- 2014 — Interview with Thomas Fowler
In which Thomas and I speak about Old Broken Road, advertising, design, book marketing, and indie publishing.
- 2014 — Interview with Jim Pyre
In which Jim and I discuss, everything from what I am working on, books I like to read, and cat hats.
- 2013 — Interview with Lauren Sapala
In which Lauren and I talk about blogging, my self-publishing journey, book cover design, being web-savvy, and even genre decisions for in indie publishing.
- 01/25/17 — ZEALOT SCRIPT Review on The Stars Were Right
Alexander paints a beautiful world for his readers and delivers a story that is utterly gripping.
- 06/03/15 — CANDACE’S BOOK BLOG on The Stars Were Right
“Nothing about this book is ‘normal’ which is one of my favorite things about it!”
- 03/16/15 — TRUTH ABOUT BOOKS on The Stars Were Right
“I read straight through the night and couldn’t put it down. Mr. Alexander is a wizard at creating a world one could only dream about.”
- 02/25/15 — THE DUNWICH REVIEW on The Stars Were Right
“The Stars Were Right is a great effort for a first book. Author K.M. Alexander creates a vivid and complex fantasy world with likeable characters.”
- 01/24/2015 — BLACK HEART MAGAZINE on Old Broken Road
[In Old Broken Road] “He stays true to the strange world he has created, full of various species, languages, religions, and its unique blend of ancient troubles and modern conflicts.”
- 09/09/2014 — SEATTLE GEEKLY on The Stars Were Right
“The Stars Were Right is a very good read for fans of Lovecraftian fiction, post-apocalyptic fiction or just non-standard murder mysteries.”
- 10/26/2013 — BLACK HEART MAGAZINE on The Stars Were Right
“Part thriller, part urban fantasy, The Stars Were Right is a wild tour through a wild city.”
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