Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Wednesday Author: Carol Kilgore

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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18 comments:

  1. Thanks for the link to her blog, Helen...I hadn't run into Carol online. I'm following her now and will have to check out her book.

    Elizabeth
    Mystery Writing is Murder

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  2. Hi Elizabeth. Doncha love finding new, interesting, authors? I do.

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  3. Yup. It's one of the most wonderful things about the internet. Thanks, Helen.
    karen

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  4. Thanks for the kind words about my work, Helen. It's a much-improved manuscript after your suggestions. Let's keep our fingers crossed!

    And for laid-back south Texas . . . it sizzles under the surface.

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  5. It's all that heat, Carol. And we've had the heat this summer, for sure.

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  6. Quite the list of accomplishments. As a former Dallas resident, I know those coastal towns sizzle! Sounds like it’ll be a fun book to read. Now I’ll head over to check out her blog.

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  7. Must be something in the water. I suspect all coastal towns sizzle, no matter what state they're in!

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  8. Congrats to the author on all her successes. Sounds like things are going well for her. And how sweet of you to profile other authors for us!

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  9. Sounds like fun off to check her website.

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  10. Just got back from, Under the Tiki Hut. Nice piece about the importance of characters. As a character person, I was immediately won over. So, I commented, followed, and played generally nice. Not always easy for me.

    Best Regards, Galen
    Imagineering Fiction Blog

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  11. I appreciate that, Galen. You try to hide it, but you are a nice person. ;-)

    Stephanie, I hope to do more profiling of authors. I'm thinking one a week, on the weeks I don't have an author visiting for a Q&A or guest post. Both Carol this week and Karen last week, I surprised. But I'm on the look out for others if anyone wants to suggest up and coming writers.

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  12. I enjoy this kind of blog post so much. It's a great chance to find a new author or blog to read (although I've visited Tiki Hut before), and as you know, I appreciate everyone's help in feeding my book addiction.

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  13. Addiction? To books? Is that possible, Patricia? Thank goodness there's not a step plan for it!

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  14. It's great when others recognize your work as being good by granting awards. Congratulations and many more!

    Morgan Mandel
    http://morganmandel.blogspot.com
    http://www.morganmandel.com

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  15. Thanks for the link - I'll definitely check her out. Love a good mystery!

    Nancy, from Realms of Thought…

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  16. Sounds like another interesting writer. Thanks.

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  17. Hi Helen, thank you for visiting my blog and luring me here! I also walked over to Carol`s place, how lovely. Just a few clicks from Germany, fabulous! I love this blogosphere! I also live in a coastal town, must look out for the sizzling going on in this rather quiet place!

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