Meet the Members: Kathryn Lane

“I hope the book takes readers on an entertaining trip of unimaginable twists and turns.”

-Kathryn Lane

A member of the Writers’ League of Texas since April 2016, Kathryn Lane lives in The Woodlands, TX.

Book Photo K. LaneScribe: In what genre(s) do you write?

Kathryn Lane: Mystery and suspense with a little romance thrown in.

Scribe: What author(s) would you like to have a drink with, and what beverage?

KL: Frederick Forsyth – a good Belgium beer, Saison;  Daniel Silva – Corona beer; Louise Penny – a cup of cappuccino; Salmon Rushdie – a double expresso; Don Winslow – Montejo Mexican beer; Ben Fountain – can I switch to a Margarita on the Rocks?

Scribe: If you were stranded on a deserted island, what book would you want to have with you to keep you sane?

KL: Homer’s The Odyssey (even if Homer did not write it). I’d also like to have the The Iliad, which provides the background for the The Odyssey. Each time I read these two epic poems, I learn so much.

Scribe: What have you learned from your association with the Writers’ League?

KL: As a new member, I’m just beginning to see the benefits of the Writer’s League. Thus far, it has opened a window to writer conferences and Texas authors.

Scribe: Where do you see your writing taking you (or you taking it) in the future?

KL: Physically, to Barcelona, Spain plus medieval towns and prehistoric caves in northern Spain to write my third novel. Intellectually, I hope my writing will take me to higher storytelling abilities, while the book takes readers on an entertaining trip of unimaginable twists and turns.

Scribe: Here at the Writers’ League, we love sharing book recommendations. What’s one Texas-related book that has come out within the past year that you couldn’t put down?

KL: It’s older than a year, but Lowell Mick White’s novel titled That Demon Life is based in Austin and brings that quirky, wonderful city to life through its characters. It’s my favorite Texas-based book. It won the Gival Press Novel Award and was nominated for the National Book Award.

Scribe: Is there anything else about you that you would like to share with the world? An opportunity for blatant self-promotion!

KL: Here’s my bio:

Kathryn Lane, originally from Mexico, writes fiction inspired by Latin American cultures she experienced firsthand during her career as an international finance executive. Her first novel, Waking Up in Medellin, was released by Pen-L Publishing on March 25, 2016. Additionally, Alamo Bay Press will publish an anthology of her short stories later in 2016.

Kathryn’s short stories have been published in The Texas A&M New Border Voices: An Anthology (2014); Alamo Bay Writers Anthology (2013, 2014); Arriba Baseball! from VAO Publishing (2013) and Swirl Literary Journal (2010).

The Association of Writing & Writing Programs (AWP) featured Kathryn as a reader on the panel of Arriba Baseball! in Seattle in February 2014.

Kathryn also writes poetry that has appeared in the Austin International Poetry Festival Anthology (2012, 2013 and 2014 editions); Janie’s Garden, an anthology from Alamo Bay Press (2014); Primitive Archer-Poet’s Corner (six issues); Swirl Literary Journal (2010, 2013 and 2014 editions); Poetry at Round Top Anthology (2012) and Homeless Diamonds, a London-based journal. She has two chapbooks of poetry, A Conversation on India and Spirit Rocks, both published in 2012. The Friendswood Public Library featured her poems when their blog showcased the Rothko Chapel and Mark Rothko’s art. She performs poetry in both English and Spanish.

Kathryn has served on the panel of judges at Washington Carver High School’s Poetry Out Loud contest in Houston, Texas in 2014 and 2015. She also serves on the Montgomery Literary Arts Council and she resides in The Woodlands, Texas, with her husband, Bob Hurt. Visit her online at www.kathryn-lane.com.

Thanks, Kathryn!

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