I’m the kind of person that always needs to be tinkering with something, building or drawing something, researching something, or plotting some fantastic tale. Consequently, I’m very tired.

But I also have a lot of fun with my family and friends, and I’m not afraid to put myself far outside my comfort zone in an effort to experience as much of life as possible before the inevitable cannonball into the void.

I love books, dogs, birds, the art of Ancient Egypt, swimming in the ocean, crochet and creme brûlée with rhubarb. I despise runny eggs on toast.


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Vampires have conquered the living world, eradicated human society, and rule an undead empire from their underground palace of Aeterna. No longer forced to hide in the shadows, they build a luxurious metropolis of epicurean excess, savage rituals, and royal lineages, all existing in perfect eternal harmony.

Of Aeterna's byzantine rites, the Bloodlet is the greatest: a spectacular hunt held once a century to choose which royal house will ascend the throne. But for Marcus Atreidae, the last vampire to be created before the annihilation of mankind, the Bloodlet offers a chance to explore the ruins of a dead city and learn all he can about those creatures of myth and legend: humans.

Barred from participating as punishment for his curiosity, Marcus sneaks to the surface but, when catastrophe strikes, he finds himself trapped amid the dystopian ruins with an unlikely ally -- a beautiful and fearless clone named Bo. Together, they discover a web of lies that stretches all the way to Aeterna's putrid core. Will the truth of Marcus' own mysterious past set him free? Or will it destroy an empire?

In Aeterna, Kim Bannerman weaves an astonishing tale of intrigue, betrayal, mystery and adventure. From warrior kings to soothsayers, bio-engineers to slaves, ogres to phantoms, this sweeping epic is as rich and haunting as the undead who populate the city, and sure to delight fans of fantasy and dystopian fiction.

Aeterna is in development with a Hollywood production company and is soon to be a motion picture.
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The Blackwood Papers

When painter Celeste Blackwood vanishes in the autumn of 1911, her disappearance is dismissed by the community as a nuisance rather than a tragedy: she's nothing more than a flighty young socialite running away from her responsibilities and marriage. But the mystery of Celeste's fate endures through the decades until a curious museum curator uncovers a series of letters, newspaper clippings, journal entries and police reports. Together, they reveal a story of motherhood, family secrets, cannibalism and murder, and chronicle the extraordinary lengths a desperate mother will take to save her child.

Enthralling and disturbing, The Blackwood Papers explores the shadowy region between imagination and reality, myth and science, truth and deception. From turn-of-the-century San Francisco to misty Canadian forests and rocky Arctic islands, novelist Kim Bannerman has created a harrowing landscape for readers to explore with every page of The Blackwood Papers.

Available now from Fox Spirit Books.
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Bucket of Blood

Lizzie’s mother is dead, and left in the care of her prim older sister, the 15-year-old fears her carefree ways are over. But when tragedy strikes again, Lizzie discovers a sinister web of lies and deception, of murders past and present. Fierce resentments and racial tensions boil beneath the illusion of civilization. Soon, Lizzie finds herself ensnared in a secret that stretches from the opium dens of British Columbia and the alleys of San Francisco to the jungles of Panama and beyond — and it’s a secret that the murderer will do anything to protect.

Bucket of Blood is the first book in the Lizzie Saunders Mysteries.

My insides are squealing in delight and horror… [Bucket of Blood] is truly a great story.” – Bibliobabes Book Reviews. 
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Mark of the Magpie

When Lizzie Saunders and Chen Shaozhu arrive in the port city of Victoria, BC in September 1898, she dares to imagine a place where they can enjoy a happy future together. With the help of the cantankerous Mr. Fish, Lizzie is soon enjoying a comfortable life of social engagements and high tea.

But when a gruesome murder stirs up ghosts from her past, someone – or something – begins to haunt her through the city’s dark alleys, seedy taverns, wharves and opium dens. Is it her imagination, her guilty conscience, or a killer who knows her secret?

‘Mark of the Magpie’, the sequel to ‘Bucket of Blood’, is a gothic mystery of corruption, bitter artistic rivalries, betrayal and clandestine affairs. Here, in a shining seaside city of flowers and fine china, everyone has something to hide and nothing is quite what it seems.

Mark of the Magpie is the second book in the Lizzie Saunders Mysteries.

“Bannerman writes in a very clean style of prose, but every so often she’ll turn a phrase so striking that is almost poetry.” – Frank Zafiro, author of The Last Horseman, Waist Deep, and the River City Crime series.

“Bannerman offers a clear insight into the mind of a tyrannical sociopath.” – Scott Sandridge, Tangent Short Fiction Review
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The Agony of St. Alice

With her hopes for a secure life in ruins, Lizzie Saunders finds herself on the run with an unexpected traveling companion: the thief, Jack Hunter. But the winter of 1898 is a difficult time to travel. After fleeing Victoria, the two fugitives soon find themselves stranded by snow, trapped with strangers in a remote sanitarium, and the law closing in. Lizzie discovers that nothing at St. Alice Hotel is what it seems. Every guest harbours secrets, and when she befriends a dying patient, Lizzie begins to suspect that his malady is not of natural causes, but a most curious and wicked attempt at murder. Equal parts mystery, adventure, and Canadian history, ‘The Agony of St. Alice’ follows Lizzie as her journey takes her deep into the snow-bound wilderness, where monsters prowl and hunger reigns, and the winter turns weak men cruel.

The Agony of St. Alice is the third book in the Lizzie Saunders Mysteries.

“Anytime I find myself wanting to leave my reality to live in one created in a book, I know I have found a winning story… Well done K. Bannerman, well done.” – Cara, Biblio Babes Reviews
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The Tattooed Wolf

Morris Caufield thought he'd seen it all…

Until the moment Dan Sullivan walked into his office. Dan needs a divorce lawyer he can trust, and he thinks Morris is the man for the job. The thing is, Dan wants Morris to represent his wife. Who tried to kill him. Twice. And as if that wasn't enough, Dan expects Morris to buy some crazy story about werewolves…

In The Tattooed Wolf, Dan reveals the truth about his life and his marriage, and Morris listens to a captivating tale of lycanthropy, love and betrayal. It's lunacy, he's sure of that, but there's something about Dan Sullivan that makes it all very easy to believe.

"[K. Bannerman] displays unusual and sometimes uncomfortable characters, and I care about them all, the significant players and the extras. If you like reading stories about intriguing people, this story doesn't disappoint. If you like short, satisfying reads between your 'Harry Potter' or 'A Song of Ice and Fire' ten pound seat-raisers, then buy this book." – Joe Murphy, The Dragon Page

"As well as the high drama of the intimate relationships, The Tattooed Wolf is also a story of greed, manipulation, attempted murder and revenge. The various levels of romance, intrigue, suspense and action make The Tattooed Wolf a very enjoyable book to read." – Victoria Addis, A Hermit's Progress
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Love & Lovecraft

Harriet Lovecraft has lived an unremarkable life tending to the village library as her three younger sisters attempt to secure happy marriages. But when a mysterious gentleman moves to town and young men start going missing, Harriet vows to uncover the truth. Her quest takes her to the shadowy edge of human knowledge, where monsters hunt and gods prowl, and where ideas are fashioned into weapons with the power to destroy the universe. Blending country house novels and cosmic horror tales, Love and Lovecraft is a genre-hopping adventure through the unpredictable landscape of myth, madness, tea, and tentacles.

“…a warm story, full of relatable characters, wit and a keen sense of the ridiculous… Indeed, there is a pretty strong theme that comes out towards the end of the story – that of the power of books, and of reading, and of the imagination” – Damien Seaman, From Austen to Arkham 
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If you need to contact me, the best way to do it is send an email to kim (at) kbannerman (dot) com.
If email isn’t your gig, then you can (sometimes) find me on Twitter at @kimbannerman, but my visits there are sporadic (at best) and silly (at worst).
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