These are the personal webpages of Leigh Kimmel. I am a writer, artist, and historian. I have been active in science fiction and fantasy fandom for a number of years.

I am the author of "Once a Chekist" and "The Hedgehog's Daughter.". You can find out information about them, as well as other published works and works in progress, on my writing pages.

Most recently, I have been experimenting with indy publishing. In 2014 I serialized my novels "A Separate War" and Holovideo at JukePop Serials. These novels take place in the same universe as "Once a Chekist," but about a decade earlier, in Houston, Texas and in Illinois rather than Moscow. In 2015 I released Khuldhar's War on the Kindle, and I've followed it with a second novel, a non-fiction book, and numerous shorter works.

If you'd like to see more of my artwork, take a look at my art gallery. I'm still in the process of rebuilding it after the closing of GeoCities, where it used to reside, but I'm hoping to get some serious progress in the next few months, if the demands of my day job will relent.

That would be running The Starship Cat, which sells t-shirts and collectables at conventions. We used to sell books online, but a small number of people who wanted to game the returns system to get free stuff pretty much ruined things for us. So now we're entirely in-person sales, other than the indie publishing imprint I run under the Starship Cat name.

My naval history webpages are also in the process of being rebuilt. Most of the old material from the GeoCities site is there, but I know I've missed a few things here and there.

Last updated March 6, 2017.