As Dr. Gay Toltl Kinman travels all over the world, she’s usually plotting a murder.
Gay, who has been honored for her work in law and community service, has eight award nominations for her writing. Her books include mystery novels, children’s books and nonfiction.
Just one of the ways in which she’s made an impact, as an author, is through her creation of the children’s book Gilly’s Divorce, which is a guide to coping with a parents’ divorce, as seen through the eyes of a twelve-year-old.
Recently, Gay published an anthology of seventeen mysteries, entitled Death In…, which features locales ranging from a Belgian monastery to the Las Vegas Strip. The book’s centerpiece is the novella, Death In Hamburg 1974, which transports her protagonists (and readers) to a bleak period in history, as part of an ingenious plan.
Gay talked about the creative process behind Death In…, her other books, including Gilly’s Divorce, and some of the tricks that work well for her as a writer (she never has writer’s block!). She also offered a look inside her latest book, Flowers (A Little Romance), published in December.