Press Kit: Bio, Covers, Photos
Kaye George is a short story writer and novelist. She is the author of four (soon to be five) mystery series, the Imogene Duckworthy humorous Texas series, the Cressa Carraway musical mystery series (Barking Rain Press), then Neanderthal PEOPLE OF THE WIND series (Untreed Reads), and writing as Janet Cantrell, the FAT CAT cozy series (Berkley Prime Crime).
Her short story, HANDBASKETS, DRAWERS, AND A KILLER COLD, was nominated for the Agatha Best Short Story Award in 2010. It can be found in the collection, A PATCHWORK OF STORIES. Other short stories appear in the anthologies, WE'VE BEEN TRUMPED, COOKED TO DEATH, MURDER ON WHEELS, MEMPHIS NOIR, NIGHTFALLS, HE HAD IT COMING, GRIMM TALES, FISH TALES: THE GUPPY ANTHOLOGY and ALL THINGS DARK AND DASTARDLY, and THE UNTREED DETECTIVES, as well as other publications.
Her first novel, CHOKE, was also nominated for an Agatha Award, this one for Best First Novel of 2011. The first People of the Wind novel DEATH IN THE TIME OF ICE, was nominated for Best Historical of 2013. EINE KLEINE MURDER was a finalist for the Silver Falchion award in 2012. MURDER ON WHEELS, the Austin Mystery Writers anthology, won the Silver Falchion in 2016.
All three Fat Cat books, FAT CAT AT LARGE, FAT CAT SPREADS OUT, and FAT CAT TAKES THE CAKE, debuted as national bestsellers.
The Vintage Sweets cozy series, set in Fredericksburg Texas, will come out in 2018 from Lyrical Press/Kensingon. The first title is REVENGE IS SWEET. The books contain not only vintage candy recipes, but a lovely Maine Coon cat.
She reviews for "Suspense Magazine" and other articles occasionally appear in newsletters and booklets. Look for her workshops on short story writing, mystery writing, and other topics. She and her late husband lived in Texas for many years before moving to Knoxville, TN, where she now lives. She can be found there sometimes, but often visits children and grandchildren who, for some reason, have decided to live not only in Tennessee, but Texas and Virginia as well.
Visit her webpage, KayeGeorge.com, for more information. Or catch her at one of her blogs: TravelsWithKaye.blogspot.com or KillerCharacters.com, where she joins other cozy writers, and the Nose For Trouble Facebook group.
Bouchercon, Oct 31-Nov 3, in Dallas, where I lived for nearly 20 years. Details on that conference aren’t out yet.
Signing at Books A Million, 8507 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN, December 7th, 4-6 pm, with the Smoking Guns chapter of Sisters in Crime
Left Coast Crime, San Diego March 12-15 2020. More on this later.
Malice Domestic, spring of 2020
In October, Darkhouse Books will publish an anthology, MID-CENTRY MYSTERIES, which will contain my short story, “Life and Death on the Road.” I ripped it from my own brother’s life, using the time he ran away from home and joined the carnival. Yes, he did!
Also in October, also with Darkhouse Books, "Grist for the Mill" will appear in A MURDER OF CROWS, an anthology inspired by odd names for animal groups.
“Revenge Is Sweet” release from Lyrical Press, March 2020 (!!!) Cover and pre-order info coming.
Short Story Anthologies
Murder on Wheels
Silver Falchion winner for best
Kaye's collection and individual stories
Audio Book Covers
High resolution available upon request
Sample Interview Q&A