I only discovered I wanted to write because a friend convinced me—by convinced, I mean harassed me into a deathlike state—I should write because I have a good sense of story, quite the imagination, and a serious love affair with words. I laughed (English Comp and I had hated one another during every phase of school) and she yapped, and yapped, and yapped until, fed up, I fictionalized a personal airplane mishap. To my chagrin and her most vocal gloating, I discovered I loved writing.
As a supernatural writer, my infuences are Anne Rice, Tananarive Due and L.A. Banks. So, you can imagine my excitement when L.A. Banks said the following about me and my debut novel:
“An amazing new voice with a brilliant, otherworldly concept that takes you deep into the issues of race, class, and gender.”
--L.A. Banks, author of The Vampire Huntress Legends series
My more traditional bio is below:
Kathy J Marsh was born and raised in Wilmington, NC, and graduated with honors from Johnson C Smith University in Charlotte.
Writing is a recently discovered passion, and as with everything about which Kathy is passionate, she devoted many hours to learning her craft and writing her first novel. That novel, The Aura of Love, garnered a 2007 IPPY Award, a 2007 African American Literary Award Nomination and is a Booking Matters Bestseller. In addition, her two short stories, Wedding Interrupted and Struck by Lightning, are available at Amazon Shorts.
Currently residing in Charlotte, Kathy is working on her second novel, Suddenly Younger.
Please check out excerpts from The Aura of Love by clicking on the Blogs link above.