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Eileen Kernaghan is the author of eight historical fantasy novels that reflect her fascination with other times and places, from the prehistoric Indus Valley to Victorian England.
She was shortlisted in 2009 for the Sunburst Award for Canadian Literature of the Fantastic, and in 2005 for the Sheila Egoff Prize for Children’s Literature.
Her latest novel, Sophie, in Shadow, will be published by Thistledown Press in spring 2014.


A collection of speculative poetry, Tales from the Holograph Woods, was published in 2009, and a short story collection, Dragon-Rain and Other Stories, is now available on kindle.
Wild Talent: a Novel of the Supernatural (Thistledown Press, 2008)

Tales from the Holograph Woods: speculative poems , 2009
The Alchemist’s Daughter (Thistledown Press, 2004)
The Snow Queen (Thistledown Press, 2000)
Winter on the Plain of Ghosts: a novel of Mohenjo-daro (Flying Monkey Press, 2004)
Dance of the Snow Dragon (Thistledown Press 1995)
Journey to Aprilioth (Ace Books, 1980)
Songs from the Drowned Lands (Ace, 1983)
The Sarsen Witch (Ace 1989, Juno Books, 2007)


Aurora (Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy) Award 2001 Best Long form Work in English, ‘The Snow Queen‘ (Thistledown Press, 2000); Aurora Award for short fiction, ‘Carpe Diem‘, 1990; Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Award 1983-84, ‘Songs from the Drowned Lands‘, (Ace Books 1983);’Porgy’ Award from The West Coast Review of Books for original paperback fantasy, ‘Journey to Aprilioth‘, (Ace Books 1980).

Shortlisted for:
Wild Talent: 2009 Sunburst Award for Canadian literature of the fantastic; The Alchemist’s Daughter: 2004 British Columbia Book Prize (Sheila Egoff Prize for Children’s Literature); The Snow Queen: 2000 Canadian Library Association for Best Children’s Book. The Sarsen Witch: 1990 Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Award.

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I am the Executive Director of the FBCW.

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