The next two weeks promise to be interesting ones. Not only will mystery writer Julie Wray Herman’s interview be posted daily next week (August 16-22), but bestselling author Patricia Kay’s week-long interview will follow (August 23-28).
The author of Three Dirty Women and the Garden of Death (A Silver Dagger Mystery), Three Dirty Women and the Bitter Brew, and–the most recent– Three Dirty Women and the Shady Acres, Julie lives in Houston in a house amidst a wonderful garden full of surprises. A certified Texas Master Gardener, Julie is currently serving as the Chapter Liaison for Sisters in Crime, is an active member of Mystery Writers of America, and the American Crime Writer’s League.
Patricia Kay sold her first novel, Cinderella Girl, to Silhouette Special Edition in 1990. Written under her former pseudonym Trisha Alexander, it became a WaldenBooks best seller. Since then Pat has sold 42 additional novels, many of which have been both WaldenBooks and USA Today best sellers. Her first mainstream novel, The Wrong Child, (Berkley, 12/00), was nominated for the prestigious RITA award.
She is a former fiction writing teacher at the University of Houston and has given writing-related workshops all over the country.
Pat and her husband live in Houston, Texas with their 17-year-old cat Phoebe (who rules the roost!). They have three grown children and three grandchildren. Her most recent release is Man of the Hour (Special Edition), (Silhouette Special Edition, 8/04). You can learn more about her and her books by visiting her website at www.patriciakay.com.