Debra A. Kemp

Debra A. Kemp
Born March 7, 1957
Highland, Indiana
Died February 8, 2015(2015-02-08) (aged 57)
Noblesville, Indiana
Occupation Author
Language English
Nationality American
Alma mater Indiana University
Genre Historical fiction
Notable works The Firebrand

Debra A. Kemp (March 7, 1957 – February 8, 2015) was an American author.

She wrote historical fiction and drew inspiration for her House of Pendragon series from the Arthurian legends.[1] She originally studied nursing and earned her degree from Indiana University in 1981. She died in 2015.[2]


Kemp lived near Indianapolis with her husband. They had two grown children.

Literary career

Kemp published her first Arthurian novel The Firebrand in 2003. It is set after the Battle of Camlann, and features King Arthur's fictional daughter Lin and her early life as a slave in Mordred's household.[1][3]


The House of Pendragon series

  1. The Firebrand (2003)
  2. The Recruit (2007)



  1. 1 2 Busby, Keith; Dalrymple, Roger (2005). Arthurian literature. Vol. 22. DS Brewer. p. 135. ISBN 978-1-84384-062-6. Retrieved 10 August 2010.
  2. Indianapolis Star, Retrieved 14 February 2015
  3. Ashley, Michael; Mike Ashley (2005). The mammoth book of King Arthur. New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers. p. 531.
  4. 1 2 3 Official website of historical author Debra A. Kemp Retrieved 8 January 2011.

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