Backyard Volcano: And Other Mysteries Of The Heart – by Kathryn Lane

Backyard Volcano: And Other Mysteries Of The Heart by Kathryn Lane

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.

Backyard Volcano and Other Mysteries of the Heart received the Silver Falchion for the Best Short Story Collection-2018 at the Killer Nashville International Mystery Writers’ Conference.

In her short stories, Kathryn fuses fantasy and reality and incorporates symbolism and surrealism, elements which are often daily occurrences in Latin American life. Backyard Volcano is also a finalist in the 2018 Latino Book to Movies Competition. 

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About The Author: Kathryn Lane, Author of the Nikki Garcia Thriller Series.

Award winning author, Kathryn Lane writes fiction inspired by Latin American cultures she experienced firsthand during her career as an international finance executive. Her debut novel, Waking Up in Medellin, was released by Pen-L Publishing in 2016 and will be followed up with a second novel, Coyote Zone, in 2017. An anthology of Kathryn’s short stories, Backyard Volcano, is scheduled to be released in March 2017 by Alamo Bay Press.

Kathryn has been awarded top honors for her novel Waking Up in Medellin by the National Association of Book Entrepreneurs (NABE) with a 2016 Pinnacle Award for Fiction.  She is also the 2016 recipient of the Greater Conroe Arts Alliance’s Montie Award for Pursuit of Excellence, Kathryn also serves on the Montgomery County Literary Arts Council. In 2016, the Rotary Club of The Woodlands honored her with her second Paul Harris award for service to the community.

Kathryn’s short stories have also been published in Alamo Bay Writers Anthology; The Texas A&M New Border Voices: An Anthology; Arriba Baseball! from VAO Publishing and Swirl Literary Journal from Lone Star College-Montgomery Campus.

The Association of Writing & Writing Programs (AWP) featured Kathryn as a reader on the panel of Arriba Baseball! in Seattle in February2014.

For the past three years, Kathryn has served on the panel of judges at Carver High School’s finals in the Poetry Out Loud contest. Her own poetry has been published in numerous anthologies, journals and two chapbooks, A Conversation on India and Spirit Rocks.

She resides in The Woodlands, Texas, with her husband, Bob Hurt.

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