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Kimberly G. Giarratano

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Kimberly Giarratano is an author of mysteries for teens and adults. Her debut novel, Grunge Gods and Graveyards, won the 2015 Silver Falchion Award for Best YA at Killer Nashville. A former librarian, she is currently an instructor at a SUNY Orange County Community College and a reviewer for BookPage. She is also the chapter liaison for Sisters in Crime. Born in New York and raised in New Jersey, Kim and her husband moved to the Poconos to raise their three kids amid black bears and wild turkeys. While she doesn’t miss the Jersey traffic, she does miss a good bagel and lox.


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Kimberly G. Giarratano I don't get writer's block. Sometimes I get stuck on a plot point and I'm not sure which route to take, but I've never been at a loss for words. …moreI don't get writer's block. Sometimes I get stuck on a plot point and I'm not sure which route to take, but I've never been at a loss for words. (less)
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Death of a Dancing Queen by Kimberly G. Giarratano
"This is one of the freshest, most fun PI novels I’ve ever read. Giarratano writes with humor and heart to deliver a one-of-a-kind investigator and a sophisticated mystery. A knockout series debut."
Death of a Dancing Queen by Kimberly G. Giarratano
"I want all the books that contain a strong, sassy, intelligent female MC please and thank you. When I started this one I knew it would be a quick read for me (because I didn’t want to put it down) but life got in my life so I kept having to stop and " Read more of this review »
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"Love that this book is the start of a new series. It really crackes with realism. The author has created a savvy, tenacious, and street-smart investigator to root for! PI Belinda “Billie” Levine, holds the weight of the world on her shoulders with he" Read more of this review »
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I finished this last night. I went to bed late because I was dying to see how it ended. I was not disappointed. Total page-turner.
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“beads of sweat had collected between her breasts and her legs felt slick with moisture.”
Kimberly G. Giarratano, One Night Is All You Need: A Short Story

“Sam dragged her over to a small plot. Unlike the historic ones, this seemed like an ordinary grave. The headstone read Paul Danvers 1950-1997. “And this guy,” Sam said through clenched teeth. “Got so drunk one night, he accidentally set his house on fire, killing himself and his seventeen-year-old son.” Margot pulled back. This date had turned as sour as the feeling in her gut. “Murdered his own son.” Sam’s voice was tight and full of emotion. “He was going to college in the fall. Got a full ride and everything.” “That’s awful,” said Margot. “Where’s the son buried?” “So glad you asked.” Sam smiled so mournfully that Margot regretted asking at all. He pointed to the headstone next to Paul’s. In the darkness, it was nearly impossible to make out the young man’s name. Margot knelt on the soft grass and leaned forward, using the light from her cellphone to see the engraving. She gasped and nearly dropped the phone. “Sam Danvers,” she said, barely getting out the words. “That’s not funny.” Margot’s hands shook. “Is your name really Sam?” He no longer smiled, just nodded. “It is.” Sam came in close and said her name in such a soft whisper, Margot ached to touch him. He reached up to her face and tucked a strand of wavy hair behind her ear. “If things were different at all…” She put her hands on his. His skin felt dry and cold while hers felt clammy. “What does that mean? If what was different?” Sam leaned in, his face encased in shadows, and kissed Margot. She gasped before being taken in by the kiss. His breath tasted oddly of licorice and she was suddenly aware of the scent of fresh-cut grass. His lips were soft, but his kiss was urgent. He gripped the belt loops of Margot’s jean shorts and pulled her in tight against his chest. Her head swam and her heart pounded. She pulled away from him and attempted to catch her breath. She looked at him, her eyes bright with fury. “That wasn’t an answer.” He ran his hands through his hair. A typical guy stall tactic, thought Margot. But Sam wasn’t stalling. He was struggling. “Margot, I’m Sam Danvers,” he said. Margot shook her head — “No. No. No.” — and marched away from him.”
Kimberly G. Giarratano, One Night Is All You Need: A Short Story

“On Duval Street, the buzzing of motorized scooters and the cacophony of happy tourists meshed together in a noisy symphony.”
Kimberly G. Giarratano, One Night Is All You Need: A Short Story

“beads of sweat had collected between her breasts and her legs felt slick with moisture.”
Kimberly G. Giarratano, One Night Is All You Need: A Short Story

“On Duval Street, the buzzing of motorized scooters and the cacophony of happy tourists meshed together in a noisy symphony.”
Kimberly G. Giarratano, One Night Is All You Need: A Short Story

“Recognizing that people's reactions don't belong to you is the only sane way to create. If people enjoy what you've created, terrific. If people ignore what you've created, too bad. If people misunderstand what you've created, don't sweat it. And what if people absolutely hate what you've created? What if people attack you with savage vitriol, and insult your intelligence, and malign your motives, and drag your good name through the mud? Just smile sweetly and suggest - as politely as you possibly can - that they go make their own fucking art. Then stubbornly continue making yours.”
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