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Kathryn Mattingly

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Belleville, Illinois, The United States


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Award winning author Kathryn Mattingly has taught writing at four private colleges. Aside from her literary suspense novels and short story collection, Kathryn’s work can be found in numerous small press anthologies and print magazines. She currently lives in a one hundred and sixteen-year-old house in Napa, California, with her husband, their two cats, and a resident spirit named Genevieve. You can visit her website at kathrynmattingly.com, where edgy words are unleashed.

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“As a fiction writer I am not always sure where reality ends and non reality begins, when sane thoughts become less than sane, or what is imagination versus undiscovered truth, but ultimately, it is my job to make you as unsure as I am.”
Kathryn Mattingly, Benjamin

“Kites rise highest against the wind, not with it.”
Winston S. Churchill

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Kathryn Mattingly signs perfect Valentine gift in El Dorado Hills

Award winning author Kathryn Mattingly celebrates Valentine’s Day with a book signing event for her new release, Fractured Hearts. Mattingly signs copies of the volume at Face in a Book, the independent bookseller in El Dorado Hills on Sat., Feb. 8 from 4-6 p.m. In honor of the upcoming holiday, visitors will be served decadent chocolates during the event.
The edgy, eclectic stories of Fractured Hearts present love from many perspectives and in a variety of locales. Several of the stories included in the collection have won literary awards on their own merits.

Her first book, Benjamin, earned the status of New Century Quarterly Finalist. It was published in 2013 through Winter Goose Publishing. Her next book carries a scheduled release of Nov. 2014.

Mattingly serves on faculty at University of Phoenix in the Humanities Department and teaches creative writing at the school’s Sacramento campus. She is a member of Inspire Christian Writers and PNWA, the Pacific Northwest Writers Association. She gives back to the writing community as a reader/judge for PNWA’s annual literary contest. Her stories have appeared in multiple anthologies and magazines. Her company pen publish promote gives her a forum to mentor other writers and offer editing services.

Face in a Book is located at 4359 Town Center Blvd., #113 in El Dorado Hills, Calif. The store offers books and gifts for all ages.

Kathryn Benjamin made Business Wire! SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 14, 2013 (BUSINESS WIRE) — A brilliant psychopath. A boy with healing powers. A man trying to balance faith with love. A strong, determined heroine. Put it all together and an amazing story results. Benjamin, written by Kathryn Mattingly and published by Winter Goose, is now available for purchase in Northern California book stores and available in digital formats for NOOK (R) and Kindle. (Check it out on Amazon!)

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