About kc dyer
kc dyer loves to travel. When she’s not on the road, she resides in the wilds of British Columbia, where she likes to walk her dogs in the woods and write books. Her most recent novel, EIGHTY DAYS TO ELSEWHERE (Berkley), is the madcap story of a young woman so desperate to save her family’s bookstore that she undertakes a race around the world, but ends up falling for her competition.
Kirkus Reviews calls EIGHTY DAYS TO ELSEWHERE "A charming story detailing a woman’s self-discovery through travel." Library Journal says: "This inspired series launch from dyer offers readers a journey around the world that is both entertaining and enlightening."
kc is also the author of FINDING FRASER (Berkley), an international bestseller in romantic comedy.
US Weekly calls FINDING FRASER a “humorous but relatable self-discovery tale”,
and Bustle names it a ‘Must-Read for OUTLANDER fans”.
For teens, kc’s most recent work is FACING FIRE, a sequel to the acclaimed novel,
A WALK THROUGH A WINDOW, published by Doubleday/Random House.
kc is represented by Laura Bradford of Bradford Literary Agency.
kc has spoken before thousands of readers — kids and adults — across Canada and the US, and in Europe and Asia. She is a volunteer and feature presenter at the Surrey International Writers’ Conference. She has been writer-in-residence at New Westminster Secondary School, and a featured presenter at the National Council of English Teachers in both Philadelphia, PA and Chicago, Ill; YouthWrite in Penticton, BC; Young Authors in Kamloops, BC; WORD Vancouver, Canadian Authors’ Association in Victoria, BC; Ontario Library Association Super-Conference in Toronto, ON; Simon Fraser University Southbank Writers in Surrey, BC; WriteOn Bowen and many others.
WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR IDEAS?
My stories come from nowhere and everywhere. I constantly find inspiration around me, from the beautiful and mysterious place where I live to the mundane bits and pieces of everyday life. Writer’s block is never one of my problems – trying to find the time to write all the stories I want to is much tougher for me!
WHO DO YOU THINK WILL BE INTERESTED IN YOUR NOVELS?
I write stories for readers of all ages. My historical novels are aimed at anyone who might be interested in what actual day-to-day life was like during the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and the Reformation. Many history books deal with big ideas like kings and queens and wars. I like writing stories about how regular people spent their time. The settings are historically accurate, but the characters are all fictional. My contemporary stories hold magic of a different sort, and I try to find a route into the minds and motivation of the most interesting characters I can find!
WHAT ARE YOU WRITING NOW?
I’ve just published a romantic comedy called FINDING FRASER for grown-ups and I am working on another series for young adults. Stay tuned!