When I read Nothing Else To Want this past week, not only did I find it a great book to feature as an upcoming Book of the Week selection, but also feature its author Kathleen McKenna as this week's author. It's not often I find independent authors who really catch my eye, but Kathleen's work is not to be missed.
Kathleen McKenna is a former adolescent social worker who holds a degree in Sociology. She is from Alaska and began writing after relocating to New Mexico. Her interests and subjects are varied. From Jonestown to Ghost Stories, she has interviewed literally hundreds of people in her search for interesting stories from corresponding with Charles Manson to investigating the Casey Anthony case. She recently married fellow author and Night Publishing founder Tim Roux
An admitted aficionado of a good scary tale she began The Wedding Gift following a visit to New Orleans where she saw a beautiful Antebellum house and began imagining what if there were a beautiful young girl from the wrong side of the tracks who married her way in and then what if there was already a ghost there and it began from there.
The Comeback starring her Dalton girls will be released by Belle Bridge late in 2012 or early 2013.
ON THE WEB:
BelleBooks/Belle Bridge Books Profile: Kathleen McKenna
Night Reading Profile: Kathleen McKenna
LinkedIn: Kathleen McKenna