K.D. (Kathy) Wentworth: (January 27, 1951-April 18, 2012)… was a teacher, writer and Science Fiction author.
She got her start by winning the Writers of the Future contest in 1988, and then later won Field Publications’ “Teachers as Writers” Award in 1991.
Kathy went on to publish nine novels and over 50 short stories. Her novels include Black on Black (1999), Moonspeaker (1994), and The Imperium Game (1994). Her short fiction appeared in such magazines as Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, Aboriginal Science Fiction, F&SF, and Realms of Fantasy.
One of her novelettes, “Kaleidoscope” (2008), and three of her short stories, “Burning Bright” (1997). “Tall One” (1998), and “Born Again” (2005) have been Nebula Award finalists.
A bright light amongst us, she will be missed.