Kathryn Long is a native Ohioan, born and raised in Barberton, the "Magic City". She is the youngest of five children, although the closest sibling in age is a brother sixteen years her senior. Being raised like an only child, Kathryn found reading and writing as favorable forms of entertainment. In high school as a member of the Writers' Club, she continued to nurture her writing talent.
After high school Kathryn attended and graduated from the University of Akron with a BA degree in French. Before marriage and children the author managed a Waldenbooks store and continue writing short stories and song lyrics as a hobby. In 1987 she returned to school for a Bachelor's in Education. She has been an employee of the Green Local School system since 1990 and currently teaches SLD students at the high school.
Writing took a more serious turn a few years ago as Kathryn completed her first novel-length work and discovered that mystery was her nitch. Early on, determined to improve her craft, she developed a habit of spending most of her free time in the summer and on weekends during the school year, writing story after story. Mystery merged with the color of Native American culture to create Oklahoma's Gold and A Pleasant View. Venturing into cozy mysteries and romantic suspense writing, Kathryn has created three novels with the cozy, Whips, Cuffs, and Little Brown Boxes; a romantic suspense, A Deadly Deed Grows; and the recently completed, Dying to Dream, another romantic suspense.
Kathryn has also written short stories, two of which are published in The Piker Press: "A Good Man" and "Betrayal in a Letter". She also has ventured into the young adult genre, writing the modern-day fairytale, Cinderella Geek, under the pen name, K. Sean Jennkrist.
Keeping connected is an important element of writing. Staying in tune with what goes on in the writing world and being visible are reasons why Kathryn is a member of Sisters in Crime and maintains a blogsite - Writers & Teachers as well as a facebook page.
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Alice in Realityland
Alice Patelli is too tall, too clumsy, too shy, too weirdly everything that's unpopular. She has one good friend and lots of optimism. But is that enough to turn life around and make her happy?
It takes getting hit in the head with a ball and dreaming of a strangely scary and wonderful world to give Alice the chance for an adventure to make life and love what it should be. Perfectly happy.
Not So Snow White
A modern teen fairytale that's magical, adventurous, mysterious, romantic, humorous, sensitive, and so much more. Winter Snow takes advice from her elfin-sized sidekick she's named Duane and journeys to find her missing dad. She soon discovers she has more than "elf power" to help her. Winter has "witch power". Whether it's fighting the evil witch or the evil school bully, this is Winter's story.
Under author pen name - K. Sean Jennkrist: Sixteen and a geek. Delores Chimayo wants to cross over to the other side. Pretty, popular, and a social success is everything she's not. And now she has a plan, ten steps to gain stardom and erase geekdom. But even the best made plans can take some disastrous turns and come out in a way never expected.
Dying to Dream
When Jack Robesaux is found lying dead on a Louisiana beach, psychic Marin Seurat must use her gift to prove it is murder and not suicide. Though Marin knows her dreams with their messages from the dead could help, she struggles with the idea of returning home and facing a troubled past, but a phone call informing her of Jack's murder and the return of the family curse gives Marin that final push.
Devilish, Devious, and Deadly with One Bite - A Lilly M. Mystery
Rescue ex fiancé, Jake Kline. Save pastry chef, Audrey Willow. That’s the plan. Mystery author, Lilly Millenovanovich finds herself up to her ears in mayhem and mischief in this latest caper. Lilly’s life moves from hometown Barton, Ohio to the Gulf coast of Florida to solve a crime or two, but not alone. Family members add to the fun while old friends and enemies manage to complicate matters.
Gangs, Illegals, and a Rose Tattoo - a Lilly M. Mystery
Lilly Millenovanovich is an over forty, struggling author, trying to make financial ends meet by working as a night school instructor, teaching English to immigrants, while freelancing during the day for the Barton Gazette. When one of her students is shot, life goes from boring to frighteningly exciting as Lilly is thrown into chaotic turmoil of murder and mystery.
Under the Oklahoma Sky
SHORT STORY: Jess Stillwell is a reporter for the Lawton, Oklahoma newspaper. When she does an article on cowboy movie star, Tripp Clearwater, little does she expect her personal interview to result in a one night stand. After finding herself alone the next morning, Jess figures that’s the last she would see of him. Of course,as fate and love would have it, life turned out somewhat different.
A Date to Die For
Just a simple book signing ... at least that's what Lilly Millenovanovich, semi-successful mystery author thought when she traveled to Atlanta. She didn't need her agent, Kate to twist her arm. Afterall, her idol author, Sylvester Stone would be there. To make it even more thrilling, Sylvester invites Lilly to dinner to celebrate his movie deal in this murder mystery SHORT STORY.
Whips, Cuffs, and Little Brown Boxes - A Lilly M. Mystery
TIME LIMITED PROMOTION ... Turning forty, menopausal and single, mystery writer, Lilly M. needs a little excitement in her life now and then. So, when her aunt Fran
turns up missing, Lilly decides playing amateur detective might do the trick. Of course, It doesn't take a crystal ball to know Lilly will snoop herself right into trouble.
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