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KayElam

 

Welcome to my website. I’m told modern writers must also have a web presence. Watch out twenty-first century. Here I come.

I’m a late-booming author who lives near Nashville, TN with my fabulous husband, Greg.

I’ve completed the first two books in my Music City Mystery Series where three Steel Magnolias find their quest for adventure and beauty tips leads to danger, love and a habit of finding dead bodies. I parted with my agent (on good terms) the end of 2015 and am currently seeking representation.

The first mystery is titled MAKEUP & MAYHEM ON MUSIC ROW. Glitz and Glam collide with Murder and Confusion as the protagonist and her friends explore their crime solving delusions.

The second book is MASQUES & MISCHIEF AT THE HERMITAGE. Using the presidential home of Andrew Jackson as the backdrop, the book is set on Halloween and there is a paranormal component.

The third book will show glamour and talent can prove fatal in DONE-UP AND DEAD AT THE RYMAN.

As you can see, I’m using famous Nashville landmarks as a backdrop for my murders. It has not only been fun but has also helped me learn more about my ever-changing adopted city.

Another component of the books is the hair and skin care beauty product line created and used by the protagonist throughout the books. (The recipes are in the back of each book). Of course it was MY friends who actually  made and tested these organic recipes. We’ve had some fun successes and a few we had to take back to the kitchen.

Mingled within writing novels I’ve written a few short stories. “The Trolls” was released by Elephants Bookshelf in just in time for Halloween, 2015. It can be found on Amazon under the anthology title: Horrors: Real, Imagined, and Deadly. It was the first scary piece I’d ever written. Who knew? “Good Friday,” a contemporary story, was released by Inkception Books in August, 2016, in the literary anthology New Frontiers. Two more short stories: “Oh, Baby” and “Hormones of Horror” were released by Inception just in time for Halloween (2016) in  The Creepy Collection. just in time for Halloween, 2016. Always and For Never is Inkception’s Valentine project for 2017, and I have two stories in it: “Prime Time” and “Runaway Wife.”

I have a couple of books of nonfiction, some contemporary mainstream fiction, and a suspense novel I’ll finish…one day.

They say authors need a well-established platform for our readers to follow. I started blogging in 2010 and blogged three times a week for three years — over 300 posts. I also subscribed to about 100 blogs and read most of them daily. What happened? I learned a lot, but wrote little other than the blog.

In 2013, I decided to focus on my books and since that time, my blogging has been more sporadic. At one time if I went a week without blogging, I’d panic. I’ve now gone months (and months) and the world didn’t end.

However, I am trying to find balance, and blog a little more if not more consistently. That’s why I hope you’ll subscribe to my blog via e-mail near the bottom. The post will go straight to your e-mail whenever I post. I promise not to sell or give your e-mail address to anyone else and you can unsubscribe easily. Subscribing is a two-step process and you’ll have to confirm your really meant to do it in an e-mail.

I’d also love for you to follow me on Facebook and Twitter. It’s easy–just click the button on the right sidebar. I separated my “writing” Facebook page from my personal page so I don’t have many friends yet on the professional site. Won’t you be my friend?

I invite you to comment on my posts and let me know what you think–good or bad. If you enjoy them, please share with your friends.  It’s going to be lots of fun . . . just like MAKEUP AND MAYHEM ON MUSIC ROW and MASQUES AND MISCHIEF AT THE HERMITAGE.

You may contact me directly at kayelamwrites@gmail.com.

~Kay

 

updated January, 2017

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