J.A. Konrath

Joseph Andrew Konrath was born in Skokie, IL in 1970. He graduated from Columbia College in Chicago in 1992. His first novel, WHISKEY SOUR (2004), introduced Lt. Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels. Others in the series include BLOODY MARY (2005), RUSTY NAIL (2006), DIRTY MARTINI (2007), FUZZY NAVEL (2008), CHERRY BOMB (2009), SHAKEN (2010), and STIRRED (2011). The books combine hair-raising scares and suspense with laugh out loud comedy.

Joe is also the editor of the hitman anthology THESE GUNS FOR HIRE (2006). His short stories have appeared in more than sixty magazines and collections, and his work has been translated into ten languages.

Under the name Jack Kilborn, Joe wrote the horror novels AFRAID (2009), TRAPPED (2010), ENDURANCE (2010), and DRACULAS (2010).

Joe's been nominated for several awards, including the Anthony, Macavity, Gumshoe, Dagger, and Barry, and has won the Derringer, Bob Kellog, EQMM Reader's Choice, and two Lovie awards.

His blog, A Newbie's Guide to Publishing (, gets over a million hits a year.

Joe is married, has three children and two dogs, and currently lives in a suburb of Chicago.

J.A. Konrath

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