Kathleen A. Ryan, a retired 21-year-veteran of the Suffolk County Police Department on Long Island, has turned to writing full-time. Kathleen has won several awards from the Public Safety Writers Association (PSWA). "Secret Identity" appears in DISCOUNT NOIR;"Playing with Matches" appears in the HINT FICTION anthology.
"The Watcher" appears in WOMEN WARRIORS: Stories from the Thin Blue Line, ed. by John Wills, published 9/11/12.
In 2012, Kathleen's story, "Heat of Passion," was a finalist for Derringer Award for Best Flash Fiction Story, and the Macavity Award for Best Mystery Short Story.
In addition to PSWA, Kathleen is a member of Sisters in Crime (NY & Long Island chapters), and MWA (NY chapter). She blogs at WOMEN OF MYSTERY and FROM COP TO MOM AND THE WORDS IN BETWEEN.
Kathleen is a breast cancer survivor who lives on Long Island with her husband and their two teens. She serves on the Board of Directors of Crime Stoppers of Suffolk County, Inc.