|Mary Kay Andrews|
Mary Kay Andrews has been delighting critics and readers for years with a series of funny, breezy mysteries, which are quite different from the more hard-boiled detective novels of a certain Kathy Hogan Trocheck. Of course, as most fans of Andrews and Trocheck know, they are one-and-the-same.
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Mary Kay Andrews
Also Known As:
Kathy Hogan Trocheck (real name)
Date of Birth:
July 27, 1954
Place of Birth:
B.A. in newspaper journalism, University of Georgia, 1976
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|As Kathy Hogan Trocheck|
|Every Crooked Nanny (A Callahan Garrity Mystery)|
Kathy Hogan Trocheck
After years of great success as the creator of Callahan Garrity P.I. mysteries including Every Crooked Nanny and Homemade Sin, as well as the Truman Kicklighter mysteries including Lickety Split, Kathy Hogan Trocheck lightened her approach and began publishing under the pseudonym Mary Kay Andrews, beginning with Savannah Blues in 2003.
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|A Writer's Rituals|
|"I have a writing shrine with a statue of St. Therese, and I honor her with little bouquets of flowers," Andrews reveals in our interview, when asked about her writing rituals. She continues, "I like to burn aromatherapy candles while writing, and I usually have a secret stash of peanut M&Ms."|
|Gone with the Wind|
We asked Andrews to tell us about some of her all-time favorite books, and Margaret Mitchell's epic love story made her list. "I first read it in eighth grade -- I stayed up all night, reading in a bathtub to finish it. What a wonderful, sweeping saga," she raves.
Andrews also recommends this book from Michael Connelly, calling him "the best mystery writer in the business" and remarking, "this one has a female cat burglar protagonist!" Read our interview with Andrews to learn more about her favorite writers and reads, including: