A Readers’ Favorite Gold Medal Winner for Book I in her Dickens & Christie cozy mystery series, Kathy Manos Penn went from crafting communications in corporate America to plotting page-turners in retirement.
Adhering to the adage to “write what you know,” she populates her mysteries with well-read, witty senior women, a sassy cat, and a loyal dog. The murders and talking pets, however, exist only in her imagination.
She lives in Atlanta with her husband and the two four-legged office assistants who inspire the personalities of Dickens & Christie. Why is Dickens a fiend for belly rubs? Because Kathy’s real-life dog is. The same goes for Christie’s finicky eating habits and penchant for lolling on top of the desk or in the file drawer. She gets it from the calico cat who rules the roost.