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Planned Appearances 2016

Conventions and Conferences:

  • Roanoke Public Library Writers’ Conference, September 2-3, Roanoke TX.
  • FenCon, September 23-25, DFW (panelist)


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E-mail can be sent to jkathleencheney(at)


My 4 novels with Ace/Roc are represented by Lucienne Diver of The Knight Agency.

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Guest Posts

The Big Idea (of oversensitivity) at John Scalzi’s Blog, February 3, 2016

“Worldbuilding Underground” at SFSignal, February 2, 2016

“The History of the World (of Dreaming Death)” at Dark Faerie Tales, February 1, 2016

“You Always Bathe at Night” at SFSinal, January 27, 2016

“Trading One World for Another” at Janice Hardy’s Fiction University, January 5, 2016

“The Heroine Question” at A.M. Dellamonica’s blog,  November 25, 2015

“How to Write a Matriarchy” at SFSignal, July 8, 2015.

“Leaving it Out” at Over the Effing Rainbow, July 1, 2015

“Deadly Destinations (Lleida)” at Dark Faerie Tales, August 20, 2015

“Writing Travel” at My Bookish Ways, July 10, 2015

“Where Is the Romance Line Drawn?” at All Things Urban Fantasy, July 13, 2015

“Why Not Portugal?” at Fantasy Book Critic, July 8, 2015

“Leaving One World Behind for Another” at SciFiChick, July 7, 2015

“The Real Steampunk (the Titans)” at GeekMom, July 7, 2015

“Researching Historical Fantasy (when it’s set somewhere other than England)” at RisingShadow, June 26, 2015

“Trying to Write Blind” at SFSignal (Special Needs for Strange Worlds), October 21, 2014.

“Five Things I Learned Writing The Seat of Magic” over at Chuck Wendig’s blog, July 9, 2014.

“Change Can Be Good, or How Did We End Up in Portugal Anyway?” at The BiblioSanctum, July 7, 2014

“Forgiving Anne McCaffrey” at SFSignal, July 4, 2014

“Selkies, Sereia (Sirens) and Mating – oh baby” at NotYetRead, July 3, 2014

“The Things the Writer Isn’t Telling You (Even When We Want To)” at NotYetRead, December 31, 2013

“The Non-Kickass Heroine” at Heroines of Fantasy, December 2, 2013

“Choose Your Setting Wisely (or You Might Live to Regret It)” over at the FF&P RWA Blog, August 29, 2013

“The Writing Process” over at Catherine Schaff-Stump’s Blog, May 29, 2013

“On the Hunt for Easter Eggs” over at The Other Side of the Story, September 20, 2011.

“Going Long: Novella Writer” over at the Clarion Blog, July 11, 2011.



Interview by Beth Cato, February 2, 2016

Interview by M. Darusha Wehm, February 2, 2016

Interview at The Qwillery, February 2, 2016

Podcast Interview at Unreliable Narrators, January 26, 2016

Interview at Supernatural Underground, January 23, 2016

Interview at Pat Esden’s blog, January 20, 2016

Interview at Sci-Fi Encounters (USA Today HEA Blog), September 11, 2014

Interview at The Qwillery, July 7, 2014

Interview (Eating Authors) at Lawrence M. Schoen’s blog, November 4, 2013

Interview over at Tracy S. Morris’ homepage, August 16, 2011

Interview at Innsmouth Free Press, July 7, 2009

Author Interview with Shimmer Magazine, November 2007