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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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“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

“You mean it fell out while I was sleeping on the couch?” She looked at Rose. “What did you do with it?” “Well, like you’re supposed to. We put it under your pillow, and the Tooth Fairy will, you know, do her thing.” “What if the Tooth Fairy is a guy?” Neil asked thoughtfully. “Finish your dinner.” “What do you think I’ll get?” “At least a quarter,” Neil said, glancing at Rose. “That’s it? Debbie got a dollar.” “Must have been a gold filling,” Rose said.”
Kate Sweeney, Rose's Thorne

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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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