Mary Kay Andrews is the author of the New York Times bestselling HISSY FIT (HarperCollins), as well as LITTLE BITTY LIES (HarperPerennial) and SAVANNAH BLUES (HarperPerennial).
HarperPerennial will publish the trade paperback edition of HISSY FIT in May 2005.
A former reporter for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, she wrote ten critically acclaimed mysteries, including the Callahan Garrity mystery series, under her "real" name, which is Kathy Hogan Trocheck.
A native of St. Petersburg, Florida (and a diplomate of the Maas Bros. Department Store School of Charm), she started her professional journalism career in Savannah, Georgia, where she covered the real-life murder trials which were the basis of MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL.
As a lifelong "junker" the author claims to know the location of every promising thrift store, flea market and junkpile in the Southeastern United States, plus many parts of Ohio.
She has a B.A. in newspaper journalism from The University of Georgia (go Dawgs!), and is a frequent lecturer and writing teacher at workshops including Emory University, The University of Georgia's Harriet Austin Writer's Workshop, the Tennessee Mountain Writer's Workshop and the Antioch Writer's Workshop. Her mysteries have been nominated for the Edgar, Anthony, Agatha and Macavity Awards.
Married (as a toddler) for 28 years to her high school sweetheart, Tom, she is the mother of 23-year-old bride-to-be Katie, and 18-year-old Andrew. After living in Atlanta for 25 years, her husband decided to make her learn a whole new set of directions and move to Raleigh, N.C., where she now lives and writes in a restored 1925 cottage.