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Kate Sweeney

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in Chicago, The United States


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Kate Sweeney was the 2007 recipient of the Golden Crown Literary Society award for Debut Author for She Waits, the first in the Kate Ryan Mystery series, which was also nominated for the Lambda Literary Society award for Lesbian Mystery.

The second in the series, A Nice Clean Murder, was nominated the Lambda this year for Lesbian Mystery, and is a nominee for GCLS award in the Mystery category. Her novel Away from the Dawn released in August 2007 is also nominated for the GCLS award for Speculative Fiction. She is also a contributing author for the anthology Wild Nights: (Mostly) True Stories of Women Loving Women, published by Bella Books.

Born in Chicago, Kate resides in Villa Park, Illinois, where she works as an office manager—no glamour

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Winds of Heaven

4.05 avg rating — 724 ratings — published 2009 — 4 editions
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Lilac Time (Jessica and Cli...

4.30 avg rating — 172 ratings — published 2017 — 2 editions
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The Ladies on Carrick Road

4.34 avg rating — 148 ratings — published 2018
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Moonbeams and Skye

4.08 avg rating — 158 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
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She Waits (Kate Ryan, #1)

3.95 avg rating — 186 ratings — published 2006 — 2 editions
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Love At Last

4.02 avg rating — 180 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
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The Hypotenuse of Love

4.22 avg rating — 120 ratings — published 2014
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A Nice Clean Murder (Kate R...

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The Trouble with Murder (Ka...

4.28 avg rating — 130 ratings — published 2008 — 2 editions
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Evelyn's Whimsy

4.22 avg rating — 90 ratings — published 2016 — 2 editions
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She Waits A Nice Clean Murder The Trouble with Murder Who'll Be Dead For Christmas? Of Course It's Murder What Happened in Malinmore A Near Myth Murder
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“Sticks and stones may break your bones, but I will surely kill you.”
Kate Sweeney, Away From the Dawn

“You can only understand how someone else needs to handle death in the given, specific moment. There are few hard and fast rules. I understand both my father and my friend. Or rather, I understand neither and so allow both the dispensation the ignorant should grant the wise.”
Kate Sweeney, American Afterlife: Encounters in the Customs of Mourning

“Today, there are no prescribed rules for mourning because it takes place outside the rest of American life, and awkward encounters like the one Mary Wilde had at the florist ' s are a natural result of that. And maybe special classifications like "complicated grief" can have the effect of safely categorizing away people to whom horrific things happen, reassuring everyone else that catastrophe is not part of the regular course of human life. Not here, in twenty-first - century America.”
Kate sweeney, American Afterlife: Encounters in the Customs of Mourning

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Kate Sweeney Thanks Catherine! I look forward to meeting you in Phoenix at the GCLS Conference. Thanks for the suggestion, I check it out.

Catherine Hi Kate! Welcome to Goodreads. :-)
You may want to check out the Guilty Pleasures reading group. And feel free to check out my friends list for other folks out here that you may want to connect to.

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