Kane Gilmour is a Vermont-based author and editor–that devilishly good looking fellow in the banner art. He has finished his first thriller novel, Resurrect, and he’s now working on his first mystery novel and a YA paranormal adventure novel. He writes short stories and webcomics too. He’s also the co-author of the upcoming Chess Team novella CALLSIGN: DEEP BLUE, with series creator Jeremy Robinson.
Kane was born in Smithtown, New York, and he lived on Long Island in a number of places for the first nine years of his life.
In 1980, his step-father’s work took him overseas for the first time. Kane’s family lived in Lahore, Pakistan (1980-1982). Next they moved to Kaduna, Nigeria (1982-1983). Next came Seoul, South Korea (1983-1985).
Along the way, vacations and transit travel took Kane to several locations in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and the Pacific.
The family moved back to the United States (1985-1987) and settled in New Providence, New Jersey.
In 1987, they went abroad again, this time to Colombo, Sri Lanka, and Kane’s life-long love of Sri Lanka was born. Sri Lanka was also where Kane’s first attempts at writing began.
In 1988 they returned to New Jersey, where Kane graduated from high school in 1989, before joining the US Air Force as a Physical Therapy Assistant. Four years in the service saw him in the Philippines and Arizona. He didn’t enjoy the work, and he left the service after his term was up, heading to Europe as a backpacker. In Sweden and France (1993), he began notes for a series of novels about a teen mountaineer. Although the notes and plans were abandoned, the character most likely influenced his creation of Jason Quinn, seven years later.
Kane returned to Phoenix (1994-1996) and later lived in Flagstaff (1996). He wrote some articles for a now-defunct magazine that focussed on comic books, film, and video games, interviewing comic book artist and writer Howard Chaykin, actor Billy Zane, and the comic book family of Kuberts (Joe, Andy, and Adam).
Kane moved to Southern Illinois (1997-2005) and began attending the university there for what would become a B.A. with a focus on Asian Studies, an M.A. in Linguistics/TESOL, and a doctoral candidacy in Curriculum & Instruction with a focus on TESOL and a dissertation on the Sri Lankan variety of English.
He taught ESL or performed teacher-training in ESL from 2000 to 2008, including stints as an English Language Fellow in India (2005-2006) and Sri Lanka (2006-2008).
In 2008, he jumped out of the teaching field entirely, moving into technical editing. He moved back to the US and settled in Vermont. He abandoned the Ph.D. for a variety of complicated reasons (but mostly because his heart wasn’t in it anymore) and began to focus on his writing.
He lives in Montpelier with his family.
He kayaks. He has started cross-country skiing. He reads. He used to rock climb in Arizona and mountain bike in Illinois. He has snorkeled in the Maldives and been para-gliding in Thailand. He flew in a glider over the Rocky Mountains and water-skied in New York. He has eaten airport food in India and lived to tell the tale.