Kathy Brandt has published four mystery novels with NAL/ Penguin and has coauthored a memoir, A Checkered Parachute, with her son, Max Maddox. They are currently seeking a publisher for that book, an excerpt of which was a finalist for the 2009 Iowa Review Award in Nonfiction. She has published articles on parenting, health, scuba diving, and travel in dozens of magazines, such as Women's Sports and Fitness, Scouting, Yachting, Cruising World, Complete Woman, and Diver Magazine.
After her son was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 1999, Kathy became involved in mental health issues. She is on the board of directors and serves as president for the National Alliance on Mental Illness in Colorado Springs.
Kathy has presented workshops and moderated panels at national conventions and has spoken about her books at libraries, bookstores, and book clubs. She has been interviewed on radio and TV stations around the country. Reviews and articles about her books have appeared in newspapers and magazines, such as the Denver Post, the Orlando Sun-Sentinel, the Colorado Springs Gazette, Caribbean Travel and Life, Islands, Mystery Scene, Romantic Times, Midwest Book Review, and Library Journal.
Kathy has a B.A. in English and an M.A. in Rhetoric and taught writing at the University of Colorado for ten years before becoming a full-time author. She is an avid sailor and scuba diver. Visit her website at www.kathybrandtauthor.com.
Books by Kathy Brandt
Books Published by NAL/Penguin
Swimming with the Dead
Dark Water Dive