Carolyn Hart Biography
An accomplished master of mystery, Carolyn Hart is the author of thirteen previous Death on Demand novels that have won multiple Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity awards. Hart lives in Oklahoma City, and is one of the founders of Sisters in Crime.
From the author's
Five feet five inches tall, light brown hair streaked with silver, green eyes,
fairly athletic, reticent about her weight but decidedly not thin. (Henrie O
looked thoughtful. Was that why she was thin?)
Some books are written by Carolyn G. Hart, some by Carolyn Hart. Why the missing
G? When Hart changed publishers, the new publisher decided the art work would be
easier without the G. G stands for Gimpel, Hart's maiden name.
Hart was born in Oklahoma City where the sun almost always shines and the wind
almost always blows. Her first fiction about Oklahoma is a non-series short
story, "Spooked," which appears in Murder on Route 66. "Spooked" tells
the story of Gretchen, a 12-year-old girl in a northeastern Oklahoma town during
World War II.
Hart met her husband to be, Phil, on a student trip to Europe during her junior
year in college. They had a great journey. They are still having a great
Hart's first cat was Baby Face, a gray tabby. Her current felines are charming
(and huge) Cat-A-Thomas and imperious but beautiful Sophie (who bites).
Women she admires: Amelia Earhart, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Edith Hamilton, and
Georgie Anne Geyer.
Favorite vacation spot: Hilton Head, South Carolina.
Favorite baseball player: Sammy Sosa.
"A Cubs fan," Annie observed darkly. "That's revealing."
"Oh hey, maybe next year," Henrie O challenged.
Max shook his head. "I thought Harry would have some influence in high places,
Annie rattled the sheet with the dossier. "All of this is okay, but surely
there's something more interesting about her. Something exciting!"
Max ran his hand through his thick blond hair. "I couldn't find anything else
and I looked at everything on the web."
Henrie O sipped the strong coffee. "You know, maybe the truth is, she puts all
the interesting stuff in the books about us!"
This biography was last updated on 02/28/2009.
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