William Kenney is an American writer of fantasy fiction. He
writes mainly dark epic fantasy and has also written in the horror
genre. Kenney began writing while in high school, trying his hand at
novels in the science fiction and fantasy genre. After reading The
Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien, he began to focus
on epic fantasy. In the year 2000 Kenney wrote A Dream of Storms, the
first book of the In the Shadow of the Black Sun trilogy. This book was
eventually published in July of 2011, with its sequel Shards of S'Darin
being released a year later. 2014 saw the release of the final book in
the trilogy called Mournenhile.
William Kenney has also written 2
books in his Tales of Embremere series aimed at younger readers. Book
one is entitled Embremere, with Return to Embremere being its sequel.
Kenney has also published a horror novella called Undergrowth as an homage to H. P. Lovecraft and Edgar Allan Poe.
Kenney is also an accomplished artist, having painted the covers to his
own books as well as many by independent authors. He currently lives in
the St. Louis area, is married and has two children.