“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.
"Amish Vampires" has a new voice...
June 8, 2023
Excited to announce that the audiobook of "Amish Vampires in Space" has a new narrator--the incomparable Randy Streu!
Randy produced an amazing audiobook version of "Amish Zombies from Space" a couple years ago, so I've wanted to have him go back and give a consistent voice to the first book.
And now it is done and available. (On Amazon, Audible, and iTunes. Audible link below.)
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Cornered by three Mennonite Librarians?
March 15, 2023
Had the pleasure of chatting with the ladies of the "Just Plain Wrong Podcast" about Amish Vampires in Space and more.
"Wait! Isn't that podcast run by Mennonite Librarians?"
Why, yes, yes it is! But they weren't "spacey" at all.
Come listen to the fun!
"Geeky Dads" appearance...
March 7, 2023
I had the honor of being on author JJ Johnson's "Geeky Dads" podcast to talk about genre mashups. Give it a listen at the link below.
(And if you're looking for middle grade stories, JJ has a couple fun ones that my youngest son really enjoyed. The main characters are "Iggy & Oz")