Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Katherine Hall Page Literary Salon June 19

Join Mystery Readers NorCal for an afternoon Literary Salon in Berkeley (CA) with award winning mystery author Katherine Hall Page. 2 p.m. in the Garden. Make a comment below with your email address for directions and to RSVP.

Katherine Hall Page is the author of the Faith Fairchild mystery series The Body in ... , starting with The Body in the Belfrey. The latest, the 19th, is The Body in the Gazebo. Faith is a caterer and minister's wife--and yes, there are recipes! Katherine has been a guest on my other blog: www.DyingforChocolate.com (Brownies, Bread Pudding & Have Faith in Your Kitchen  and Mystery and Chocolate: Chocolate Bread Pudding), as well as a contributor to Mystery Readers Journal.

Page received her BA from Wellesley College, majoring in English and went on to a Masters in Secondary Education from Tufts and a Doctorate in Administration, Public Planning, and Social Policy from Harvard.

Married for thirty-five years to Professor Alan Hein, an experimental psychologist at MIT, the couple have a twenty-seven-year-old son. It was during her husband's sabbatical year in France after the birth of their son that Ms. Page wrote her first mystery, The Body in the Belfry, 1991 Agatha Award winner for Best First Mystery Novel. The fifteenth in the series, The Body in the Snowdrift, won the 2006 Agatha Award for Best Mystery Novel. Ms. Page was also awarded the 2001 Agatha for Best Short Story for "The Would-Be Widower" in the Malice Domestic X collection (Avon Books). She was an Edgar nominee for her juvenile mystery, Christie & Company Down East. The Body in the Bonfire was an Agatha nominee in 2003. Page's short story, "The Two Mary's" was an Agatha nominee in 2004. The Body in the Lighthouse (2003) was one of three nominees for The Mary Higgins Clark Award. The nineteenth in the series, The Body in the Gazebo, was published bin April, 2011.

Descended from Norwegian-Americans on her mother's side and New Englanders on her father's, Ms. Page grew up listening to all sorts of stories. She remains an unabashed eavesdropper and will even watch your slides or home movies to hear your narration. Her books are the product of all the strands of her life and she plans to keep weaving.

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