Some of you may already know Carol Kilgore. For those who don’t, let me introduce you to her. Carol is a Texas author, born and bred, but she’s also lived on the east coast from Miami to New York and in land-locked New Mexico. She prefers the ocean or at least being close enough to get to it quickly. She recently moved from the south Texas coast to San Antonio. That’s a few hours away from the water, but she can still make day trips to walk along the beach.
In June 2000, Carol's story "Just a Man on the Sidewalk" won the Derringer Award for the Best Short-Story Mystery of 1999. This story was published by MysteryNet.com in March, 1999. She’s also been published in many anthologies, including her stories “Bunuelos for the Beach” in Map of Murder, “Life: In Twenty-Five Easy Lessons” in Teacher Miracles and “Ordained Sin” in Fedora III. Those are just a few. You can find a complete list on her website.
You can follow her on her blog, Under the Tiki Hut. Her latest book, Two If By Sea, features Summer Newcombe. I’ve had the privilege to read it and it’s a great read. She captures the ambiance of a small coastal community while keeping you in suspense. Who knew laid-back south Texas could be so dangerous? She’s working on the final edits now. Either here or on her blog, ask her about her book or maybe how it felt to win the Derringer Award!
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