Maybe I should say Happy Trails, since these are My Travels. I’ve been traveling in this space for a little over 5 years. (Reading this made me look. )
On January 4th, 2010, I posted about my journey so far. At that point, I had gotten some short stories published and had written 4 novels, all of them unpublished. I think I had been seriously writing full time for about 8 years. I started getting rejections on my first novel in 2002.
Here are some of my high points along the way.
In February of 2010, I got notice that one of my short stories had been nominated for an Agatha Award! There was much excitement about that!!
In 2011, my first novel, CHOKE, was published and received an Agatha nomination for Best First Novel in 2012.
At Killer Nashville in 2013, it was announced that EINE KLEINE MURDER was a finalist for the Silver Falchion Award.
Then, in 2014, DEATH IN THE TIME OF ICE was nominated for Best Historical for an Agatha Award.
A few short stories have won awards and found homes in magazines and anthologies, which makes me very happy because I LOVE writing them. Three more will be in two anthologies this year, too.
I acquired a new writing identity, Janet Cantrell, for my Fat Cat books with the Penguin imprint, Berkely Prime Crime last year. The first one, FAT CAT AT LARGE, debuted as a national best seller, to my complete astonishment.
How lucky can one gal get? Not much luckier than this!
Here’s to 5 more years of Travels with Kaye, wherever it takes me.