Kathryn Lynn Davis
Bio: New York Times best-selling author Kathryn Lynn Davis received her BA (English/History) from the University of California, Riverside, graduating Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa. In 1980, she received her MA in History. She has published eight historical novels. Her first, The Dakotas: At the Wind's Edge (Pinnacle, 1983), received nationwide attention when it was banned in Medora, North Dakota, the town where it is set. Her 5th novel and first hardcover, Too Deep For Tears (Pocket, 1990), rose to Number 5 in its seven weeks on the New York Times list, as well as appearing on many other national bestseller lists. Her short story, “Clouds Across the Moon,” appeared in Mother (Pocket, 1996), ed. Claudia O’Keefe -- an anthology of short stories and poems by authors including Maya Angelou, Amy Tan, Joyce Carole Oates, Barbara Kingsolver, et al. Twice she received the University of California Riverside's Creative Writing Alumni Award for Fiction, and in 1994, as part of the University's 40th Anniversary, she was chosen as one of “40 Alumni Who Make A Difference” out of 37,000 graduates. Kathryn often speaks and teaches creativity workshops in public schools in an effort to encourage students to read, write and dream. In 2000 she was invited to read at the James Joyce Cultural Centre in Dublin as their guest, and to speak to the high school level students at Sullivan Upper School in Belfast for their Bicentenary celebration. She has just put up her first two e-books: CHILD OF AWE and TOO DEEP FOR TEARS.