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N.M. Kelby is the author of the recently released Murder at the Bad Girl's Bar and Grill (Shaye Areheart/ Random House), Whale Season (Shaye Areheart/ Random House), Theater of the Stars (Theia/Hyperion), and In the Company of Angels (Theia/Hyperion). Named "Outstanding Southern Artist" by The Southern Arts Federation, her work has been translated into several languages and offered by The Literary Guild, Doubleday Book Club, and Quality Paperback Book Club. Her short stories have appeared in many publications including One Story and Zoetrope. Her story "Jubilation, Florida" was selected for National Public Radio's Selected Shorts, and later recorded by actress Joanne Woodward for the NPR CD Travel Tales, and included in New Stories from the South: Best of 2006 (Algonquin Books). She is working on the film version of Whale Season with actor/singer Dwight Yoakam. She lives in Sarasota, Florida, and her Web site is www.nmkelby.com