About Kathryn Lilley


author Kathryn Lilley

As a pre-teen Kathryn Lilley had two passions: Nancy Drew mysteries and Pralines 'n Cream ice cream. So it's no wonder she grew up to write a series called The Fat City Mysteries.

Her stories include Makeovers can be Murder, A Killer Workout, and Dying to Be Thin.

Her mystery stories are set in Durham, North Carolina, the self-proclaimed “Diet Capital of the World.” And like her journalist sleuth, Kate Gallagher, Kathryn understands the Battle of the Bulge all too well. She once had to lose 90 pounds to land a job on camera as a TV reporter. And even today Kathryn avoids the street that goes past 31 Flavors.

Kathryn lives in the Los Angeles area. She founded The Kill Zone blog, and is on the board of directors for the Mystery Writers of America, Southern California Chapter. Kathryn is also a member of the International Thriller Writers Association.

A graduate of Wellesley College, Kathryn received a graduate degree in journalism from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She began her career in journalism as an on-air reporter for WIS-TV in Columbia, South Carolina.

So far, she's kept most the weight off, too.



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Makeovers Can Be Murder

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