These stories help define the world of the Texas-Mexico Frontier–an explosive world where lives break, loves shatter, and healing happens. Kathryn Lane, a native of Mexico, explores this world, leading readers on a journey through time and geography with the promise of magic and transformation.
“Weaving multiple subplots in Backyard Volcano, Kathryn Lane skillfully …”
Five Star Review on Amazon by Dede Fox
Weaving multiple subplots in Backyard Volcano, Kathryn Lane skillfully draws the reader into the story of Patricia, the protagonist, and her journey from childhood in southern Texas to adulthood in Mexico. Her grandmother’s mysterious life and tales about the Paricutin volcano mesmerize Patricia, but her abuela dies when she’s fifteen. Years later as a research fellow in volcanology, Patricia returns to her grandmother’s home town near Paricutin and discovers sinister information about her grandmother’s life. As Patricia seeks to unravel the mysteries, both old and new, she takes us on a riveting ride of intrigue and intensifying danger.
Also included in the anthology are surreal short stories with a heightened sense of mystery and ghost-like qualities. Readers won’t want to put this one down.
About the Author
KATHRYN LANE, AUTHOR
Kathryn Lane is the award-winning author of the Nikki Garcia Thriller Series:
Waking Up in Medellín
Kathryn’s debut novel, Waking Up in Medellin (Pen-L Publishing-March 2016) has won:
- Silver Falchion for Best Fiction Book of the Year 2017 by Killer Nashville
- Silver Falchion for Best Fiction Adult Suspense 2017 by Killer Nashville
- Finalist for the RONE Award (Mystery category 2017) by InD’tale Magazine
Coyote Zone (released October 2017)
The second novel in the Nikki Garcia Thriller Series, Coyote Zone (Pen-L Publishing), presents you with:
- high stakes danger in a kidnapping and human trafficking story
- Other subplots woven into the plot, such as romance, making this an exciting read
Kathryn’s collection of short stories, Backyard Volcano and Other Mysteries of the Heart, (Alamo Bay Press-April 2017) will give you:
- A fusion between fantasy and reality
- Symbolism, punctuated by hints of surrealism
- Stories with unusual twists and turns – events happening everyday life in Latin cultures
Kathryn was originally a painter in oils but quickly changed to accounting and international finance after she discovered the artistic path of painting leads to a starving artist existence. To cement her ability to earn a living, she became a CPA and a CMA and worked for a multinational corporation where she traveled extensively for two decades. After jetting to over 90 countries, her travels gave her the opportunity to fulfill another passion – to write fiction. Now she writes stories and novels inspired by Latin American cultures she experienced firsthand during her career as an international finance executive.
Kathryn is a graduate of the University of New Mexico and is both a Certified Management Accountant (New Jersey) and a Certified Public Accountant (New Mexico – inactive status).
The Greater Conroe Arts Alliance’s honored Kathryn with a Montie Award for Pursuit of Excellence. The Rotary Club of The Woodlands recognized her with a second Paul Harris award for her service to the community. She also serves on the Montgomery County Literary Arts Council and resides in The Woodlands, Texas, with her husband, Bob Hurt
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