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General Information

Name:  Kathryn Meyer Griffith  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1950 in St. Louis, Mo.

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Illinois Connection

Kathryn lives in Edwardsville, Illinois. She attended Southern Illinois University

Biographical and Professional Information

Kathryn has been writing for over 40 years now...published for 29 of those years since 1984! She was also a Graphic Designer for 23 years and has been married for 33 years.

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Titles At Your Library

Evil Stalks the Night
ISBN: 0843920637

Leisure Books. 1985

Twenty years ago psychic Sarah Summers fled from the evil that lurked in the woods behind her childhood home after it killed most of her family, but a nasty divorce and financial hardships forced her back when nothing else could. With her son, Jeremy, she returns to her grandmother's dilapidated house and tries to begin a new life. She meets an eligible man, police detective, Ben, who falls for her, and she prays her fresh visions of bloodshed and death deep among the dark trees are not true. Then the murders begin again and Sarah is hurtled back into the same nightmare that has haunted her her whole life. The evil in the woods is awake again...and this time it wants her last remaining brother, her son...and her. With Ben's and Jim's help can she defeat it this time...and live?

The Calling
ISBN: 0821746596

Zebra. 1994

Faye Summers's serene modern-day life is invaded by a terrifying and vengeful evil, when she becomes haunted by the spirit of an Egyptian queen, murdered three thousand years ago and doomed to an eternity of wandering. Original.

Witches: They Are Everywhere...
ISBN: 0786012390

Pinnacle. 2000

When an evil coven filled with creatures from the depths of hell torments the residents of Canaan with unspeakable horrors, it threatens to unmask quiet Amanda Givens, a resident of Canaan, as one of its own. Reissue.

The Last Vampire
ISBN: 0821737716

Zebra. 1992

As the human race dwindles following a series of earthquakes, floods, and fires, Emma, one of the survivors of the chaos, realizes that she is one of the walking dead--the last vampire. Original.

Scraps of Paper (Avalon Mystery)
ISBN: 0803496192

Thomas & Mercer. 2003

Abigail Sutton's beloved husband walks out one night and two years later is found dead. Starting a new life, Abigail moves to a small town and buys a fixer-upper house left empty when old Edna Summers died. At one time, it was home to Edna's younger sister, Emily, and two children, Jenny and Christopher. Emily and her children are rumored to have driven away one night...thirty years ago.

But in renovating her house, Abigail finds scraps of paper hidden behind baseboards and tucked beneath the porch that hint they were victims of foul play.

Then she finds their graves hidden in the woods behind the house. With the help of eccentric townspeople and ex-homicide detective, Frank Lester, she discovers the three were murdered. She and Frank not only uncover who killed them and why...but in the process awaken the ire of the murderer.

All Things Slip Away (Avalon Mystery)
ISBN: 0803497598

Thomas & Mercer. 2005

Ten years ago Frank Lester, a Chicago homicide detective, though he had rid himself forever of the Mud People Killer who'd kidnapped and murdered six people. Frank had shot him as he'd fled through a snowy night, and he believed, had killed him, though a body was never found.

But the killer wasn't dead. He'd only been waiting to take his revenge on Frank and those he cares about now...ten years later. Frank retired early and is living back in his hometown of Spookie (a quaint throwback of a place in the woods) when the killer resurfaces to take up where he left off. Kidnapping more innocents and tormenting Frank and the people he cares about.

Unless Frank and his artist girlfriend, Abigail Sutton, can find and stop him before he kills any more people, them included.

The Woman in Crimson
ISBN: 1615721983

Damnation Books. 2010

Sometimes love lasts forever...but maybe it shouldn't. Willowwind, a beautiful Civil War era bed and breakfast, is run by a loving couple, Adrian and Caroline Stone, but it's also haunted by a long-dead Civil War era vampiress, Lilith, who believes the man, Adrian, is her reincarnated soldier/lover and will do anything to have him, body-heart-and soul, for her own again, no matter how many she must kill. But Adrian's wife, Caroline, along with the help of the ghost of her dead father, will do anything to make sure that doesn't happen.

A Time of Demons
ISBN: 1615721320

Damnation Books, LLC. 2010

Since Cassandra Graystone was a child and her family perished in a fire she knows and sees things other people don't...when someone will die or that a demon lurks beneath a human skin. She sees phantoms. Yet she craves a simple life singing out with her musician brother, Johnny, and caring for her elderly aunt and uncle to be with her friends, Sarah, a psychic, and Walter, a clown in a carnival circuit. But when Sarah sees apocalyptic events in her tarot cards and demons are everywhere, Cassandra fears she's going insane or something terrifying is happening in the world. Rayner, an ancient blood demon, lodges next door. He becomes obsessed with her. Never having felt pity or affection for a human before he believes he loves her, would die to protect her. The demon realm gathers for the final confrontation between us, Rayner warns. The apocalypse comes. You and your friends must prepare. Cassandra flees that knowledge until an angelic being, Manasseh, appears. Your powers will grow. You must fight for humanity's survival after the first wave is taken. Seek out others like you. Persuade them to join the battle. Only these can see and challenge the demons until the end when all eyes see them. She doesn't want her life to change doesn't want to be a nomad who battles demons. Doesn't want to be anyone's protector. Until a tornado flattens Sarah's house. Johnny's apartment. There are monsters maiming and killing everywhere. Demons persecute her and those she loves, burn down her home and force her family and friends onto the road, as everywhere cataclysmic weather and signs of the end days make things hellish for humans. Cassandra and her friends can no longer deny their destinies. They must fight...or see the remnants of humanity engulfed in flames.

Egyptian Heart
ISBN: 1615724443

Damnation Books. 2011

Maggie Owen is a beautiful, spirited and lonely Egyptologist. Even being in Egypt on a college grant doesn't give her the happiness she hoped it would. There is something missing. Love. Her workmen uncover Ramose Nakh-Min's ancient tomb. An amulet hurls her back to 1340 B.C - where she meets noble Ramose, who faithfully serves the heretic Pharaoh Akhenaton and his queen Nefertiti. She's fallen into perilous times with civil war threatening Egypt. She's mistaken for a runaway slave. With her blond hair, jinn green eyes and fair skin she doesn't fit in. Some say she's magical and evil. Ramose's favorite, Makere, attempts to kill her. The people, angry the pharaoh Akhenaton set his queen Nefertiti aside and forced them to worship his god--Aton rise up against him. Maggie's caught in the middle of it. Desperately in love with Ramose, can she stay alive and with him in ancient Egypt? Will she make a difference in his world and history?

The Ice Bridge
ISBN: 1615725199

Caliburn Press. 2011

She'll fall in love again...with a man and the island. Charlotte returns to her Aunt Bess and Mackinac Island, a quaint retreat that welcomes summer tourists and allows no cars to renew herself and write about the island's ghosts. She's come to help Bess with her heartache, an ended love with Shaun, and to renew a friendship with neighbor Hannah. In winter Mackinac closes down and everyone looks forward to the ice bridge that freezes across the Straits of Mackinac. Until Hannah disappears into the icy waters crossing it. Everyone says it's an accident. But Charlotte and her admirer cop friend, Mac, don't think so. Something isn't right. Hannah was too smart to go off the path. So it's murder...but whom? In the end, it's Mac-and perhaps Hannah's ghost-who saves Charlotte and Bess's lives when the killer decides they're too close to the truth and tries to kill them, too.

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