Mavens of Mayhem – Our Author Members
We have many members who are nonpublished readers, but here is a list of members with publications.
Frankie Y Bailey
Frankie Y. Bailey is a professor in the School of Criminal Justice, University at Albany (SUNY). She specializes in mass media/popular culture, and crime history. Her nonfiction books include African American Mystery Writers. Frankie’s mystery novels feature Southern crime historian Lizzie Stuart, and Albany, NY police detective Hannah McCabe. Her short stories have been published in EQMM and in several anthologies. Two of the stories feature former WW II Army nurse Jo Radcliffe. Frankie is working on her sixth Lizzie Stuart novel. She is also working on a historical thriller set in 1939. Frankie is a past executive vice president of MWA and a past president of Sisters in Crime National. She is the current president of SinC Upper Hudson chapter.
USA Today bestselling author Catherine Bruns writes four series including the Cookies & Chance and Italian Chef mysteries. Her book For Sale by Killer won the 2019 Daphne du Maurier award for Mainstream Mystery/Suspense. She’s wanted to be a writer since the age of eight when she wrote her own version of Cinderella. Fortunately, Disney never sued.
Tina deBellegarde writes the Batavia-on-Hudson Mystery series which debuted September 2020 with Winter Witness. Her short stories appear in the Mystery Writers of America anthology A Stranger Comes to Town and Best New England Crime Stories. Find her winning flash fiction online at Retreat West, Ad Hoc Fiction and Reflex Press. Tina lives in Catskill, N.Y. For more visit tinadebellegarde.com and sign up for her newsletter.
Eleanor Kuhns is the 2011 winner of the Minotaur/Mystery Writers of America First Crime novel for A Simple Murder. Her newest Will Rees Mystery was released January 5, 2021. In Death in the Great Dismal, Rees and Lydia travel to the Great Dismal Swamp in Virginia at the request of their old friend to rescue his wife. Taken from the streets of Durham Maine, Ruth was sold into slavery but has escaped to a village of fugitives in the swamp.
K. A. Laity
K. A. Laity is an award-winning author, scholar, critic, editor, and arcane artist. Her books include Chastity Flame, Lush Situation, Love is a Grift, Satan’s Sorority, How to Be Dull, White Rabbit, Dream Book, A Cut-Throat Business, Owl Stretching, and Pelzmantel. She has edited My Wandering Uterus, Respectable Horror, Weird Noir, Noir Carnival and Drag Noir, plus written many short stories, scholarly essays, songs, and more. Follow her on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook. She writes crime as Graham Wynd and historical fiction as Kit Marlowe.
A Francophile at age 11, Carol Pouliot dreamed of packing her suitcase and going to Paris. After an MA in French, she headed to France for her first teaching job. Carol is the author of The Blackwell and Watson Time-Travel Mysteries. Sign up for her newsletter and learn more at her website linked below.