Kathryn Lane, award-winning author of the Nikki Garcia Thriller series, sets her novels in foreign countries and her short stories in exotic places.

Kathryn credits her imagination to growing up in Mexico, a country which was rich in storytelling and steeped in cultural traditions. Her creativity was first expressed by painting in oils and when reality of earning a living set in, she studied accounting and finance, and joined a multinational corporation where she obtained her dream job of traveling abroad.

After two decades in the corporate world and having visited over 90 countries, Kathryn left to fulfill a second dream – writing mystery and suspense novels.

Fans of strong female protagonists and suspenseful stories are likely to enjoy Kathryn’s work. The Nikki Garcia thrillers include:

Revenge in Barcelona – the latest release in the Nikki Garcia Thriller series. Finalist in the 2020 Eric Hoffer Book Awards, also Finalist in the Suspense Category 2020 Next Generation Indie Book Awards.

Waking Up in Medellin – named Best Fiction Book of the Year 2017 by Killer Nashville.

Danger in the Coyote Zone – first place winner in the Action/Adventure category in Latino Books into Movies 2018. It was also a finalist in the Thriller category at Killer Nashville 2018.

Kathryn’s short story collection, Backyard Volcano and Other Mysteries of the Heart, was named Best Short Story Collection 2018 by Killer Nashville

Kathryn and her husband, Bob Hurt, split their time between Texas and the mountains of northern New Mexico. They both enjoy the wildlife in magical New Mexico.