Kate Horsley lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and teaches creative writing at Central New Mexico Community College. A poet as well as a novelist, Horsley has a PhD in American Studies and has published five novels. Her book A Killing in a New Town was the winner of the 1996 Western States Book Award for Fiction.
"- "As a slant of sunlight illuminates jewels long buried in a crypt, Kate Horsley's novel brings words to an ancient silence and a living, vivid presence to people who lived in that time of great changes and estrangements we call the Dark Ages." - Ursula K. LeGuin - "The poetry of Horsley's language is stunning, her feel for the natural world exquisite. In Gwynneve she has created a woman of extraordinary depth and complexity. Though this is a work of fiction, I kept feeling that I had stumbled upon an ancient text hidden in some back room of the Vatican library or a stack of vellum found in some Irish crypt." - Margot Adler, author of Drawing Down the Moon