“Kerry takes me somewhere I hadn't previously imagined and lets me live there for a while. His characters are well drawn, his situations thought-provoking, and he writes so smoothly that I can forget I'm actually sitting safe in my chair...”
Kathy Tyers, New York Times bestselling author
Kerry Nietz is an award-winning science fiction author. He has twelve speculative novels in print, along with two novellas, a handful of short stories, and a non-fiction book, FoxTales.
Kerry’s novel A Star Curiously Singing won the Readers Favorite Gold Medal Award for Christian Science Fiction and is notable for its dystopian, cyberpunk vibe in a world under sharia law. It is often mentioned on “Best of” lists.
Among his writings, Kerry's most talked about is the genre-bending Amish Vampires in Space. AViS was mentioned on the Tonight Show and in the Washington Post, Library Journal, and Publishers Weekly. Newsweek called it “a welcome departure from the typical Amish fare.”
Kerry is a refugee of the software industry. He spent more than a decade of his life flipping bits, first as one of the principal developers for the now mythical Fox Software, and then as one of Bill Gates's minions at Microsoft. He is a husband, a father, a technophile and a movie buff.
Books in the Wild
Five physical locations where you can find Kerry's books:
Bookish (King of Prussia Mall, PA), Harbor Books (Aberdeen, WA), OtherWorlds Books (Sturgeon Bay, WI), Between Books (Wilmington, DE), and Allegory Books (Princeton, MO).
Click below for more info!
(Kerry's books are available at booksellers online too!)
AViS film option renewed!
January 11, 2024
Happy to announce that the option for "Amish Vampires in Space" has been renewed for an unprecedented FOURTH time.
With the writers strike now over and more critical steps having been taken, we're hopeful that this is the year that leads to an even bigger announcement. But time will tell.
Pray that the right connections are made to get series / movie off the ground and on a marquee (or streaming queue) somewhere!
"My First Novel" Anthology...
January 2, 2024
Here's a fun New Years Day surprise.
A few months back I was asked to be part of a collaborative effort by a bunch of multi-published author friends. The goal of the effort is to teach and encourage new writers, something I wholeheartedly support.
The first fruits of the effort is a new book of essays about first novels (or what we thought were our first novels) and what happened to them.
The book is available for preorder now. Read more about it at the link below.
AViS is a top seller at Other Worlds!
January 1, 2024
Here's an unexpected honor:
One of the indie bookstores I highlight above (Other Worlds Books of Sturgeon Bay) as one that carries my books has listed "Amish Vampires in Space" as one of their bestselling books of 2023.
If you're in their area, please be sure to patronize their store! We need more like them!
T-shirts and stuff...
Interested in a T-shirt or poster based on Kerry's books?
Check out the Freeheads store on Zazzle!