Gwen Mayo is passionate about blending the colorful history of her native Kentucky with her love for mystery fiction. She currently lives and writes in Safety Harbor, Florida, but grew up in a large Irish family in the hills of Eastern Kentucky. Her stories have appeared in anthologies, at online short fiction sites, and in micro-fiction collections.
Circle of Dishonor, her first novel, is set during the turbulent political upheaval of post-Civil War Kentucky at a time when murder was more common in Kentucky than it was anywhere else in the United States. The sequel, Concealed in Ash, will be released later this year.