Kate McVaugh

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Stories have been running through my head for as far back as I can remember. In the most ordinary of places and situations I would often imagine a different, more intriguing reality. It was not until much later in my life that I began to write down some of these tales. My books take place in the foreign lands where I have lived, traveled, and worked.

Most of my working life has been as an educator, starting out as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Brazil. At other times, (when I needed to pay for university and/or required a break from the profession), I worked in nightclubs and corner bars.

I am also a travel essayist and have blogged for Lonely Planet.
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Murder, Jaz, & Tel Aviv (A ...

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The Curse Breaker of Cairo

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“The TV screen switched back to a picture of the crime scene, just in time to capture footage of my bod being police escorted out of the building, my shirt unbuttoned sufficiently for the entire State of Israel to know that I wear pick lace, push-up bras.”
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“He spoke in a low, threatening voice, appearing to be in some sort of a trance. "Anyone who shall interfere with my obligation as the Keeper of the Sacred Spa will be judged by Isis and he shall cease to enjoy the bounties of this life and the one beyond" Those beautiful eyes were now a menacing green.”
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“The TV screen switched back to a picture of the crime scene, just in time to capture footage of my bod being police escorted out of the building, my shirt unbuttoned sufficiently for the entire State of Israel to know that I wear pick lace, push-up bras.”
Kate McVaugh, Jaz, Tall Men, & Mayhem

“He spoke in a low, threatening voice, appearing to be in some sort of a trance. "Anyone who shall interfere with my obligation as the Keeper of the Sacred Spa will be judged by Isis and he shall cease to enjoy the bounties of this life and the one beyond" Those beautiful eyes were now a menacing green.”
Kate McVaugh, The Curse Breaker of Cairo

“Jack was meeting with Larry the Lawnmower....the most notorious hitman in the Monterey area.'
'There are hitmen in town?'
'Brad, a lot of things go on in this town besides surfing and cold beer.”
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