Kellye Garrett’s first novel, Hollywood Homicide, was released by Midnight Ink in August 2017. In addition to receiving starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Library Journal, it won the Agatha, Lefty and Independent Publisher “Ippy” awards for best first novel. It was also recently nominated for the Anthony Award for Best First Novel and Barry award for Best Paperback Original. Hollywood Ending, her second book in the Detective by Day mystery series, will be out on August 8, 2018. In addition to writing, she currently serves on the national Board of Directors of Sisters in Crime as its Publicity Liaison.
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.