Kathryn Lane



Kathryn & Bob

Kathryn Lane


Award-winning author, Kathryn Lane, writes fiction inspired by the Latin American cultures she knows from her own Mexican background and her travels in Central and South America during her finance career with a major multinational corporation.


Kathryn’s debut novel, Waking Up in Medellín – the first book in the Nikki García Thriller series – was awarded the Silver Falchion by the Killer Nashville International Mystery Writers’ Conference for the Best Fiction Book of the Year2017. At the same conference, she received a second Silver Falchion for the Best Suspense Novel-2017. Waking Up in Medellín was a finalist for Ind’tale Magazine’s RONE Award-2017.


The second book in the Nikki García Thriller series, Coyote Zone, is a finalist in Latino Books to Movies-2018. Coyote Zone was a finalist in the Thriller category at the Killer Nashville International Mystery Writers’ Conference-2018.


Backyard Volcano and Other Mysteries of the Heart received the Silver Falchion for the Best Short Story Collection-2018 at the Killer Nashville International Mystery Writers’ Conference. In her short stories, Kathryn fuses fantasy and reality and incorporates symbolism and surrealism, elements which are often daily occurrences in Latin American life.


Kathryn was recognized by the Greater Conroe Arts Alliance with a Montie Award for her support of the arts. In addition, she has received two Paul Harris awards from the Rotary Club of The Woodlands, Texas, for her volunteer work in the community. Kathryn is a board member of the Montgomery County Literary Arts Council in Texas. She resides in Texas with her husband, Bob Hurt. When not writing, Kathryn pursues her love of travel to distant parts of the world, where she continues to draw inspiration for writing. She has traveled to 92 countries and counting.

Organizations Kathryn belongs to include Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, Writers’ League of Texas and Association of Writers and Writing Programs.