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Mary Kay Andrews

Biography

Mary Kay Andrews

Mary Kay Andrews is the New York Times bestselling author of 30 novels (including THE SANTA SUIT; THE NEWCOMER; HELLO, SUMMER; SUNSET BEACH; THE HIGH TIDE CLUB; THE WEEKENDERS; BEACH TOWN; SAVE THE DATE; LADIES’ NIGHT; CHRISTMAS BLISS; SPRING FEVER; SUMMER RENTAL; THE FIXER UPPER; DEEP DISH; BLUE CHRISTMAS; SAVANNAH BREEZE; HISSY FIT; LITTLE BITTY LIES; and SAVANNAH BLUES), and one cookbook, THE BEACH HOUSE COOKBOOK.

A native of St. Petersburg, Florida, she earned a B.A. in journalism from The University of Georgia. After a 14-year career working as a reporter at newspapers including The Savannah Morning News, The Marietta Journal and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, where she spent the final 10 years of her career, she left journalism in 1991 to write fiction.

Her first novel, EVERY CROOKED NANNY, was published in 1992 by HarperCollins. She went on to write 10 critically acclaimed mysteries under her real name, Kathy Hogan Trocheck. In 2002, she assumed the pen name Mary Kay Andrews with the publication of SAVANNAH BLUES. In 2006, HISSY FIT became her first New York Times bestseller, followed by 14 more New York Times, USA Today and Publisher’s Weekly bestsellers. To date, her novels have been published in German, Italian, Polish, Slovenian, Hungarian, Dutch, Czech and Japanese.

She and her family divide their time between Atlanta and Tybee Island, GA, where they cook up new recipes in two restored beach homes, The Breeze Inn and Ebbtide --- both named after fictional places in Mary Kay’s novels, and both available to rent through Tybee Vacation Rentals. In between cooking, spoiling her grandkids and plotting her next novel, Mary Kay is an intrepid treasure hunter whose favorite pastime is junking and fixing up old houses.

Books by Mary Kay Andrews

by Mary Kay Andrews - Fiction, Mystery, Romance, Suspense, Women's Fiction

Mary Kay Andrews, the New York Times bestselling author and Queen of the Beach Reads, delivers her next page-turner for the summer with THE NEWCOMER.

by Mary Kay Andrews - Fiction, Women's Fiction

After her new job at a New York City newspaper goes up in smoke, Conley Hawkins finds herself right back where she started, working for her family's small-town newspaper. Matters come to a head after Conley witnesses a car accident that ends in the death of a local politician --- a beloved war hero with a secret shady history whose death may not be exactly what it seems.

by Mary Kay Andrews - Fiction, Women's Fiction

When movie location scout Greer Hennessy zeroes in on a sleepy Florida panhandle town, its mayor and born-again environmentalist Eben Thibadeaux will do whatever he can to protect it --- if he can resist his growing attraction to Greer.

by Mary Kay Andrews - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Grace Stanton’s life as a rising media star and beloved lifestyle blogger takes a surprising turn when she catches her husband cheating and torpedoes his pricey sports car straight into the family swimming pool. Can Grace figure out a new way home and discover how strong she needs to be to get there? Heartache, humor, and a little bit of mystery come together in a story about life’s unpredictable twists and turns.