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Award winning author, Kathryn Lane writes fiction inspired by Latin American cultures she experienced firsthand during her career as an international finance executive. Her debut novel, Waking Up in Medellin, was released by Pen-L Publishing in 2016 and will be followed up with a second novel, Coyote Zone, in 2017. An anthology of Kathryn’s short stories, Backyard Volcano, is scheduled to be released in February 2017 by Alamo Bay Press.

Originally from Mexico, Kathryn wanted to be a painter in oils but quickly changed to accounting and international finance after she discovered the path to painting lead to a starving artist existence. To cement her ability to earn a living, she became a CPA and a CMA and worked for a multinational corporation where she traveled extensively for several years. After jetting to over 90 countries, she realized her travels gave her the opportunity to fulfill another passion – to write fiction. When you read her short stories, you may find the occasional fusion between fantasy and reality, often layered with symbolism punctuated with occasional hints of surrealism.

Her novel length fiction, by contrast to her short stories, falls into the mystery genre with romance interwoven in the story, as in Waking Up in Medellin. The protagonist Nikki Garcia, an American woman from Minneapolis, Minnesota, travels to Colombia in South America to investigate fraud. She uncovers far more than fraud and finds herself caught in a web of deception and life-threatening experiences.

Kathryn is a graduate of the University of New Mexico and is both a Certified Management Accountant (New Jersey) and a Certified Public Accountant (New Mexico – inactive status).

Kathryn’s short stories have also been published in Alamo Bay Writers Anthology; The Texas A&M New Border Voices: An Anthology; Arriba Baseball! from VAO Publishing and Swirl Literary Journal from Lone Star College-Montgomery Campus. The Association of Writing & Writing Programs (AWP) featured Kathryn as a reader on the panel of Arriba Baseball! in Seattle in February 2014.

For the past three years, Kathryn has served on the panel of judges at Carver High School’s finals in the Poetry Out Loud contest. Her own poetry has been published in numerous anthologies, journals and two chapbooks, A Conversation on India and Spirit Rocks.

Kathryn has been awarded top honors for her novel Waking Up in Medellin by the National Association of Book Entrepreneurs (NABE) with a 2016 Pinnacle Award for Fiction. She is the 2016 recipient of the Greater Conroe Arts Alliance’s Montie Award for Pursuit of Excellence. The Rotary Club of The Woodlands honored her recently with her second Paul Harris award for service to the community. Kathryn also serves on the Montgomery County Literary Arts Council. She resides in Texas, with her husband, Bob Hurt.

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Waking In Medellin
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Coyote Zone
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Scheduled release 2017