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Wednesday, June 28, 2023

USA TODAY Bestseller List is BACK!


I am in a boxed set of mystery stories that was aiming for a list win that got derailed when the paper closed this list down. Now it's back, we're hoping we can still make it. You'll be hearing more from me, but here's a picture of my personal cover:

A Woman Presumed.

I took the title from an NPR story I heard about a double murder where the police found a victim and "a woman presumed to be his wife." And I thought...what if the dead woman wasn't his wife? And what if the person who identified the body knew that? I'm really excited by the story. 

Here's the link to pre-order Talk Deadly to Me.

I love the cover for the collection. This collection is close to my heart because I grew up reading mysteries. Yes, Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys, but back then, there was no such thing as YA or Middle Grade reading, so once you were done with those, you pretty much graduated to adult reading. I was reading Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine and Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine and my mother read a mystery a night (because she was an insomniac.) I read everybody--Josephine Tey and Sue Grafton and Dick Francis and Agatha Christie (of course) and ... on and on and on. 

Saturday, June 24, 2023

Follow me on Facebook...


I'm pretty low-key when it comes to pimping out my work. I'll post links if a preorder goes up, or if a friend of mine has a book I think you'll like, but 90 percent of my FB content is interesting stuff. Or things I'm interested in that I think you might be interested in too. But I'm currently trying to get a book deal and one of the metrics the editors are interesed in are HOW MANY FOLLOWERS you have. Which makes it sound like they're only interested in signing cult leaders. But I'd love it if you followed my Kat Parrish page here. Or while you're at it, follow my Kat Parrish Amazon page.

Friday, June 23, 2023

Coming soon--Chimera in Vella

 I'm giving Vella another trial after finding this cover (and another) from Chris at Novel Storm on Etsy. (Find it here.)

My story is a future, space opera-ish take on Robert Louis Stevenson's Island of Dr. Moreau. I've been playing with the idea for years!