Tuesday, 10 November 2015
FLASH! Plagueman, originally published 19 November 2005, exactly 10 years ago, is now available in paperback! Amazon: amazon.com/Plagueman-K-D-Kragen/dp/1595072713/ref=pd_rhf_gw_p_img_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=0XADSHC09ZRZR3REKGQF
  
Note: Kindle version available soon. 
Watch for upcoming Author Book Signing events.

Thursday, 4 August 2009

BBC NEWS - Plague death toll rises in China: Endemic Plague Resergence in Northern China.

Thursday, 11 June 2009
SWINE FLU PANDEMIC NOW OFFICIAL! - Swine Flu Pandemic - World Health Organization official statement on H1N1 flu pandemic.

Thursday, 06 June 2008

OFFER TO LOCAL BOOK And READING CLUBS! - If your Book Club chooses to read Plagueman and all members purchase a copy, author K.D. Kragen will personally visit your local book club and open the first session with book signing and reading, as well as discuss the historical context of the book and how he came to write Plagueman. He will visit the Book Club a second time for a Q-and-A session. Local Book Reading Club Information (google pdf doc): Book & Reading Clubs Book Clubs Flyer (PDF). Note: K.D. Kragen lives in the Northwest near Seattle. For areas more distant please contact K. D. Kragen to discuss alternative possibilities for your Book Club, such as SKYPE or Google Video Conferencing. Thankyou.

Monday, 30 July 2007
The virus mutations continue to...well...mutate. The list of zoonotic diseases grow: this time it's not chickens or other birds, but bats! See: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation in Australia. Are our days numbered? Of course they are. We just don't know which numbers. For a delightful and informative listing of "zoonotic diseases," go to the Zoonotic Diseases Tutorial, presented by the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Thursday, 20 February 2006
For excellent and timely updates of just one potential modern-day plague see: NPR's update page at Health Officials Keep Close Watch on Bird Flu; another NPR report Seattle at Forefront of Planning for Flu Pandemic on All Things Considered (5 January 2006); Guardian Unlimited (Feb 2006), Special Report.

Thursday, 29 December 2005

PLAGUEMAN - NOW AVAILABLE! - Plagueman is now available both in ebook format and hardcover from ArcheBooks Publishing! You can purchase Plagueman direct from ArcheBooks or from your local bookstore or amazon.com. (Note, ebook is only available from the publisher.) PR One Sheet (google pdf doc): One Sheet   Local Book Reading Club Information (google pdf doc): Book & Reading Clubs

Wednesday, 16 November 2005
PRESS REVIEW FOR BOOK JACKET COVER - This writer is incredible! K.D.Kragen is gifted in the way he is able to draw the reader inside this medieval bedlam. He has an intimacy with Kierkiev, the male protagonist, and all the characters in this classic tale. I felt transported to the colorful, yet at the same time, bleak 14th century world, to see and sense the devastating plague, to witness barbarians leave their prey stripped of dignity and will. How amazing that love could flourish amidst so much chaos--to see the spark of mystic spirit arise in Kierkive, the "Plagueman." Science fiction or fantasy does not come close to the horror of true, well-drawn and well-researched historical fiction. I'm convinced the author lived in that era-how else could he weave this story? Kragen has an instinctive ability to understand our past and put the correct language and elements into his narrative, to serve up to us the succulent suspension of disbelief.  ----Venera Di Bella Barles, author of They Was Holdin' Hands.

Monday, 17 October 2005
FIRST PRE-PRESS REVIEW COMES IN! - "Plagueman is a book you are not able to put down. The descriptions are absolutely amazing. You truly feel what it was like to live in 14th century Italy. With a touch of romance, Plagueman will keep you guessing to the very last page. A wonderful story."
Sincerely, Steve Maloof, Dentist, Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA

Tuesday, 06 September 2005
Plagueman will be available, November 2005, from ArcheBooks Publishing!  archebooks.com