USA Today bestselling author Kathy Carmichael writes humorous mysteries, women’s fiction and romantic comedy novels. Her romantic comedy, Hot Flash, was named by the American Library Association’s Booklist as one of the 101 Top Romances of the Last 10 Years. Her first mystery novel, The Long Meow Mystery (previously titled Diary of a Confessions Queen) received a starred review from Booklist.

In addition to her novels, she writes novellas and short stories. She wrote a bi-monthly column on the business of writing for a national writing trade magazine and was a contest judge for Writers Digest.

She’s a member of the International Thriller Writers, an active member of the Mystery Writers of America, Sisters-in-Crime, Novelists Inc., the Florida chapter of MWA, and is an active member and past national board member of the Romance Writers of America.