Kellye Garrett’s first novel, Hollywood Homicide, was released in August 2017. In addition to receiving starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Library Journal, it won the Agatha, Anthony, Lefty and Independent Publisher “Ippy” awards for best first novel. It was also recently nominated for Macavity and Barry awards. Hollywood Ending, her second book in the Detective by Day mystery series, came out in August 2018 and was called the “most fun book of the year” by CrimeReads. In addition to writing, she currently serves on the national Board of Directors of Sisters in Crime as its Publicity Liaison and is the Managing Director for Pitch Wars.
Kellye previously spent 8 years working in Hollywood, including a stint writing for the CBS drama Cold Case. People were always surprised to learn what she did for a living—probably because she seemed way too happy to be brainstorming ways to murder people. A former magazine editor, Kellye holds a B.S. in magazine writing from Florida A&M and an MFA in screenwriting from USC’s famed film school. Having moved back to her native New Jersey, she spends her mornings commuting to Manhattan for her job at a leading media company—while still happily brainstorming ways to commit murder. You can learn more at KellyeGarrett.com.