Tulsa area science fiction and fantasy author and educator K. D. Wentworth passed away last night (18 April 2012) from complications stemming from a long illness and pneumonia. She was 61. During her career, the multiple Nebula Award nominee wrote a number of novels including The Imperium Game, The House of Moons Chronicles, the Hrinn Series, This Fair Land, and collaborated with Eric Flint on The Course of Empire and The Crucible of Empire. Her wide array of short stories have been published since 1989, and several original pieces are as yet forthcoming. She was a regular judge for the Writers of the Future contest, having begun her career as a winner thereof. She regularly gave support to young writers as a member of the Oklahoma Science Fiction Writers group in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She was past secretary of the Science Fiction Writers of America and an alumna of The University of Tulsa.
Her papers were acquired by the Department of Special Collections in 2007/8. These consist of 12 linear feet of manuscripts, newsletters, and offprints. Their processing remains incomplete.