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Gwen Mayo

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Gwen Mayo is passionate about blending the colorful history of her native Kentucky with her love for mystery fiction. A graduate in political science from the University of Kentucky, Gwen currently lives and writes in Lexington, but grew up in a large Irish family in the hills of Eastern Kentucky. She is a member of Sisters in Crime, the Historical Fiction Society, and the Short Mystery Fiction Society. Her stories have appeared in anthologies, on online short fiction sites, and in micro-fiction collections. Circle of Dishonor, her first novel, is set during the turbulent political upheaval of post Civil War Kentucky at a time when murder was more common in Kentucky than it was anywhere else in the United States.

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Christopher Hi Gwen,

Thank you for following me on GoodReads. I like crime fiction set in exotic locations. It is good to meet other authors in this space. Best, Christopher


Kathleen Brooks So wonderful to meet another author in Lexington! I graduated from Centre and then UK Law School, which means I'll be watching the Blue/White game tonight :) I love history and your books look great. I can't wait to read them. I look forward to our discussions!


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Leon Shure Thanks for adding me as a friend,

Leon Shure


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Beth Hi Gwen!
Thanks for befriending this fellow mystery author here as well as elsewhere.
- Beth


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