Toni L.P. Kelner, one of our two headliners, is the best-selling author of eleven mystery novels: eight Laura Fleming mysteries and three "Where are they now?" mysteries. She is also the author of numerous short stories. Kelner won the Agatha Award for Best Short Story for “Sleeping With The Plush,” and a Romantic Times BOOKreviews Career Achievement Award for Mystery Series in 2002. She has also been nominated multiple times for the Anthony, the Macavity, and the Derringer awards. As Leigh Perry, she writes the popular Family Skeleton series for Berkley Prime Crime. Kelner has co-edited a series of very popular urban fantasy anthologies with New York Times bestseller and friend Charlaine Harris. The most recent are Games Creatures Play and Dead But Not Forgotten. The anthologies feature stories with an element of the supernatural, and the submissions come from a rare mix of mystery and urban fantasy writers.
Kelner is a member of the Horror Writers Association, American Crime Writers League, Sisters in Crime, International Thriller Writers, Mystery Writers of America, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, Short Mystery Fiction Society, and Femmes Fatales.
Although born in Pensacola, Florida, and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina, Kelner has been living north of Boston, Massachusetts, for more than 25 years. She lives with her husband, two daughters, two guinea pigs and a “ludicrous” selection of books. Visit her websites at www.tonilpkelner.com and www.leighperryauthor.com.
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