Kate Flora

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Kate Flora

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Former Maine assistant attorney general Kate Flora’s twelve books include seven Thea Kozak mysteries, three gritty police procedurals her star-reviewed Joe Burgess series, including The Angel of Knowlton Park, a suspense thriller, Steal Away, written as Katharine Clark, and a true crime, Finding Amy. Finding Amy was a 2007 Edgar nominee, a finalist for the Maine Literary Awards, and was chosen as a city-wide read by the City of Bangor.  It has been optioned for a movie. Her current projects include Death Dealer, a true crime involving a Canadian serial killer, co-writing two memoirs, a screenplay, and a novel in linked stories. Flora’s short stories have appeared in numerous anthologies, including the Sara Paretsky edited collection, Sisters on the Case. She has been nominated for a Derringer Award.

She is a former editor and publisher at Level Best books, former international president of Sisters in Crime, a board member of The Concord Author Festival Her fourteen published stories have appeared in many anthologies. Her fourteen books include seven books in her Thea Kozak series, a stand-alone suspense novel, two true crime works, and four Joe Burgess police procedurals. Redemption won the 2013 Maine Literary Award for Crime Fiction. Death Dealer is an Agatha finalist.

Flora has spoken at major mystery conferences including Left Coast Crime, Bouchercon, and Malice Domestic. She is a founding member of the New England Crime Bake conference and the Maine Crime Wave. She has taught writing for the Brown University continuing education program, The Cape Cod Writer’s Conference, and for the Maine Writers and Publisher’s Alliance, as well as giving workshops at RWA conferences and local libraries. She studied for an MFA in Creative Writing and Creative Nonfiction at Vermont College and has been a fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She organized the blog for Maine mystery writers, MaineCrimeWriters.com. She teaches writing for Grub Street in Boston