Wednesday, October 14, 2009

San Antonio author signs with 5 Star Gale for debut suspense novel, A Deadly Wilderness

Five Star Gale and Author Kelly Irvin announced that her debut romantic suspense novel, A Deadly Wilderness, will be available in January 2010.

Before graduating from the University of Kansas School of Journalism, Irwin studied for three semesters at the University of Costa Rica in San Jose, Costa Rica. As a journalist, she worked six years in the border towns of Laredo and El Paso, where she was exposed to culture and language that serves as fodder for her fiction writing.

Irwin has been writing nonfiction professionally for 25 years and has written hard news, features, entertainment pieces, restaurant critiques, editorials, and weekly columns. Writing awards include the Silver Star Award from the Texas Mental Health Association and numerous awards in news, feature, and editorial writing from the Texas Press Association and Texas Press Women. For the last 15 years, she has worked in public relations for the San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department.

In A Deadly Wilderness, an idyllic wilderness hike turns deadly when a homicide detective tumbles into a ravine and lands on a corpse. Not just any corpse, but the son of a prominent citizen that turns the case into a political hot potato.

The detective teams up with his troubled partner and their boss to solve the murder before city leaders bump them from the case and out of their jobs. And before the twin temptations of alcohol and lust can derail his colleagues. Their determination to find the man’s killer leads them from the wealthiest enclaves in San Antonio to the city’s dark underbelly inhabited by a drug cartel and paid assassins.

A Deadly Wilderness is a romantic suspense novel that will take the reader along on a tumultuous journey as the consuming need for material wealth drives a deadly wedge among family members who haven’t learned when enough really is enough.

The journey ends where it began—in a deadly wilderness. Not everyone will survive the trip.

Irvin’s suspense manuscript, “The Dead Parent Society,” finished second in the 2007 Molly Contest sponsored by the Denver Heart of Romance Chapter of Romance Writers of America, while her romantic suspense manuscript, “Mine to Avenge,” was a finalist in the 2006 American Christian Fiction Writers national Genesis Contest.

The Kansas native is a member of ACFW, Sisters in Crime, and Alamo City Christian Writers. Kelly has been married to photographer Tim Irvin for twenty-one years, and they have two teenagers.

For more information, go to www.kellyirvin.com


November is designated as the National Novel Writing Month.

From November 1st-30th, your goal is to write one 50,000-word novel from scratch.

You can sign up at anytime but actual writing begins November 1st. So begin creating characters or planning your plot.

Go to http://www.nanowrimo.org/whatisnano for more information.

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