Authors with Last Names Beginning with "K"
Kaminsky, Stuart M.
Carolyn Keene is the pen-name for a collection of numerous ghostwriters for The Dana Girls and Nancy Drew mystery stories and related spin-offs. Included among the ghostwriters as Harriet Adams, Nancy Axelrad, Richard Ballard, Mildred Wirt and later Mildred Wirt Benson, Nancy Bush, Patricia Doll, Carol Gorman, Alison Hart, Eileen Hehl, Walter Karing, James Duncan Lawrence, Elizabeth Nugent, Whilemina Rankin, Alma Sasse, Margaret Scherf, George Edward Stanley, Ellen Steiber, Charles Strong, Sharon Wagner, George Waller, Jr., Pamela Willis and others. When the early books were redone the revisions were completed by Harriet Adams, Priscilla Baker-Carr, Patricia Doll, June Dunn, Lynn Ealer, Mary Fisher, Grace Gote, and Ann Shultes. The Papercutz Graphic Novels based on the works of Carolyn Keene were authored by Stefan Petrucha and others including Sarah Kinney.
Carol Kelly-Gangi has served as an editor, both as staff and free-lance, and has written a textbook for young people. She is also a lawyer and resides in New Jersey.
King, Jr., Martin Luther
Stephen King was born in Maine and spent much of his life there after his father walked out on the family. He was educated at the University of Maine and become a successful author of general fiction, science fiction, fantasy, and especially horror novels. He grew concerned as to his success and published under the pen name Richard Bachman chosen from the group Bachman-Turner-Overdrive which was a favorite of his.
Karen Kingsbury is a well-respected author of inspirational fiction following her early work as a journalist and is also a popular public speaker. She lived in the Pacific Northwest before relocating with her family, including several adopted sons from Haiti, to central Tennessee. She has also written several songs as well.
Ann Kirschner has been a leader in academics as well as writing and was founder of several interactive media sites. She has been a pioneer in media and marketing and has served as the Dean of an Honors College within The City University of New York. Her advanced degrees were from the University of Virginia and Princeton University.
Mary-Jo Kline was educated at Columbia University and has specialized in writing regarding the early forefathers of America.
Tony Koltz is known for his adventure writings as well as for his military books in which he collaborated with retired General Carl Stiner, General Anthony Zinni, as well as Tom Clancy.
Krentz, Jayne Ann
Kroeber, Alfred L.
Alfred L. Kroeber was born in New Jersey and attended college at Columbia University. Most of his life and career was with the University of California at Berkeley where he was well respected as a cultural anthropologist. He was known for his willingness to immerse himself in the cultures about which he was researching often living and communicating directly with the people about their customs, beliefs, and ceremonies.
Kroeber, Clifton B.
Clifton B. Kroeber has specialized in research on the history of Lower Colorado and Latin American cultures as well as in modern Mexico history. He has collaborated with Bernard L. Fontana as co-authors.
Kuczkir, Mary Ruth
Mary Ruth Kuczkir is better known by her pen name Fern Michaels. She was born in Pennsylvania and moved to New Jersey with her family of five children. Her writing career began when the last one started school and her husband informed her she had to get a job. He was not supportive of her and they subsequently went separate ways and many of her books reflect the theme of struggling women prevailing in the face of adversity.