I'm so pleased to be posting here! If you don't know who I am, I'll do a little intro. I'm Kaye George. I started out in Los Angeles, but only lived there three months--don't remember it at all. I was raised in Moline, IL, and have lived all over the US since leaving Illinois. For now, I'm in Texas, near Waco, but it's a good bet I won't stay here forever. I used to paint a little and I'm also a musician, classical violin (not fiddle, to the eternal disappointment of my Texas neighbors).
For jobs, I've done waitressing, nurse's aide, bookkeeper, secretary, janitor, nanny, computer programmer, and maybe a couple I've forgotten.
I've been writing all my life, but have been doing mysteries for a little over ten years. My short stories started getting published in 2005. I ran around the house screaming at the top of my lungs when the first tale was accepted at Web Mystery Magazine. In fact, over the next few days, whenever I thought about it I started screaming again. At that point, I'd been writing and submitting for five years without publication results. What a great feeling that was!
Since then, I've had more short stories published, and some novels. My first mystery, CHOKE, was published by Mainly Murder Press. We parted company a year later and I've since published the second in the series, SMOKE, by myself. The third is planned for October.
There are a couple of other irons in the fire. Just this week, I accepted a publication offer from Barking Rain Press for a musical sleuth mystery AND submitted a cozy proposal through my agent (Kim Lionetti at BookEnds) to Berkley Prime Crime. Fingers crossed on that one. Listen for more screaming if that happens.
I'm serving as president of the Guppies chapter of Sisters in Crime until next June. This organization was my life saver when we moved out of Dallas and away from my SinC chapter and the Irving Symphony and my string quartet and…everything else.
OK, that's my writing life, sort of messy and scattered, much like the usual state of my office. (I figure being creative gives me license.) I hope to contribute with posts on writing topics in the future. For today, I'll say that I've done self and small press publishing, digital, audio, and print and would love to answer any questions about these from readers. If that's too general, I'll get more specific about what each one entails, compare and contrast, in future posts.