Join us in celebrating the launch of Kathryn Lane’s Backyard Volcano and Other Mysteries of the Heart, an anthology of short stories from Alamo Bay Press. Kathryn will be joined by Lowell Mick White.
These stories help define the world of the Texas-Mexico Frontier—an explosive world where lives break, loves shatter, and healing happens. Kathryn Lane, a native of Mexico, explores this world, leading readers on a journey through time and geography with the promise of magic and transformation. Lane’s short fiction contains a fusion between fantasy and reality, often layered with symbolism and punctuated by hints of surrealism.
Award-winning author Kathryn Lane writes fiction inspired by Latin American cultures she experienced during her career as an international finance executive and in her life growing up in Mexico. Her debut novel, Waking Up in Medellin, was recognized with a Killer Nashville Silver Falchion for Best Fiction Book of the Year 2017 and a second Silver Falchion for Best Fiction Adult Suspense 2017. Her novel also received a Pinnacle Achievement Award in Fiction. She is a 2017 finalist for the RONE Award in the Mystery category. In 2017, the novel was also released in Spanish, under the title Despertando en Medellín. Association of Writers and Writing Programs featured Kathryn on the Arriba Baseball! panel in Seattle (2014). She has been recognized in her community with a Montie Award for Excellence in the Arts, and as a member of the Rotary Club, she has twice been honored with the Paul Harris Award. She lives in Texas with her husband Bob Hurt, where she serves on the Montgomery County Literary Arts Council.
Lowell Mick White is the author of three books: Professed and That Demon Life, novels, and Long Time Ago Good, a story collection. Winner of the Gival Press Novel Award and a Dobie-Paisano Fellow, White teaches at Texas A&M University.