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About Kathryn Lilley

author Kathryn Lilley As a pre-teen Kathryn Lilley had two passions: Nancy Drew mysteries and Pralines ’n Cream ice cream. So no wonder she grew up to write a series called The Fat City Mysteries.

Her mystery stories are set in Durham, North Carolina, the self-proclaimed “Diet Capital of the World.” And like her journalist sleuth, Kate Gallagher, Kathryn understands the Battle of the Bulge all too well. She once had to lose 90 pounds to land a job on camera as a TV reporter. And even today Kathryn avoids the street that goes past 31 Flavors.

A graduate of Wellesley College, Kathryn received a graduate degree in journalism from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She began her career in journalism as an on-air reporter for WIS-TV in Columbia, South Carolina.

So far, she's kept most the weight off, too.

Kathryn Lilley is the author of Dying to Be Thin and A Killer Workout. Coming in ’09: Makeovers can be Murder.

Kathryn lives in the Los Angeles area. She is on the board of directors for the Mystery Writers of America, Southern California Chapter, and is a member of the International Thriller Writers Association.