Friday, August 10, 2007

Dangerous Divas Debut!

Following 'Trigger Happy' Halliday here with a big welcome to everyone stopping by to check us out here and a wave to my fellow Killer Fiction bloggers: Crime Scene Christie, Deadly DeLeon, Trigger Happy Halliday, The Assassin, and Bang Bang Bethany. I'm thrilled to be among such fabulous authors. I write the Calamity Jayne series of homegrown whodunnits from Dorchester Publishing. The fifth book in the series, CALAMITY JAYNE HEADS WEST, a southwestern scavenger hunt with more strings attached than a dreamcatcher, will be out October 3rd. Here at our Killer Fiction blog we hope you will find some information, insight and--okay--a little bit of insanity thrown in to keep things interesting.

A former Iowa State Patrol Trooper and Iowa Department of Justice investigator I fill my days currently working with middle school students, taking college classes, keeping track of triplet teenagers at home (I could so write a book--oh, wait! I did!) and having a blast creating each new 'calamity' for Tressa Jayne and the Grandville gang. I live in smalltown Iowa where the weather is a frequent topic of conversation and where the people are the salt of the earth. In my 'spare' time I attempt to reduce a to-be-read book stack that dwarfs Shaquille O'Neal, (and somehow manage to replenish it as quickly as I deplete it--sigh) spend time with the younguns, enjoy movies and keep an eye on current events. I am such a news junkie.

I recently took a writing detour on the dark side and penned my first paranormal psychological thriller that is a serious departure from the hometown humorous fare I usually serve up and had a great time doing it. I'm also dipping my toe in the waters of Young Adult middle level fiction. More on all this later.

Make sure to enter Trigger Happy Halliday's lead-off Killer Fiction contest for a chance to win an advanced reader's copy of her fabulous upcoming release Undercover in High Heels by spreading the word about our terrific new website and blog!

'Til next time,

Be here--or else!

~Bullet Hole Bacus~


Sheri said...

Awesome Kathy! I

Sheri said...

Hi Kathy,
I LOVE your Calamity Jayne series. I can't believe how you are able to do all you do - you are obviously one busy and energetic lady. I am a high school librarian and am anxious to see your young adult novel. Thanks for some wonderful laughs and great reading! My only complaint is that the books end far too quickly and I have to wait for another one to come out :-) Keep up the great work!

Anonymous said...

Hi Kathy, I am so anxious for your next book, love them all, and anxious to read the thriller one too!! You are so talented!!!!! Excited about your friends books , and now going to look for them also!!! Neva

Meljprincess said...

Will definitely tell my friends about this blog! Btw, I'm an aspiring published writer and an ARC collector. I love to win and read ARCs. Hope I can add you to my collection, Kathy. :-)

Anonymous said...

Cool new site, I really like the Calamity Jayne series, even if
I am a little old for them. LOL
I am nearing the half century mark
here. I will try and visit often.
I like humor in books alot. Makes
people look at you funny when you're in public. (hee hee)

Carol M said...

I also like humor and look forward to reading your books. I'm going to enjoy visiting this site!