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Kieran York
Kieran York worked as a reporter and reviewer for both newspapers and magazines and was a magazine publisher for three years. She has written mainstream works including poetry and general fiction and is the author of two Royce Madison mysteries, Timber City Masks and Crystal Mountain Veils. She also wrote a collection of lesbian short stories entitled Sugar With Spice.

During the seventies, she wrote and performed songs with a woman's band.
Kieran has been a guest lecturer and panel member at various events, including Rocky Mountain Book Exhibition, Colorado Woman Musicians Series, and Sisters in Crime Mystery Writers programs. She has written for "Journal of Mystery Readers International." In addition, she has given numerous campus and coffeehouse poetry readings and taught poetry and creative writing workshops.

She graduated from a Kansas university and attended Mexico's University of the Americas her junior year. She has done graduate work at the University of Colorado.

Kieran lives in the Rocky Mountain foothills with her schnauzer, Clover. She enjoys gardening, music, literature, art, and theatre. She considers her valuables to include Clover and other family and friends, her library, her antique typewriter collection, her guitar, and her garden.

Appointment with a Smile

For artist Danielle O'Hara, even though romance is nonexistent and her art career has nearly stagnated, she's reasonably content with her circumstances. Then, when she's nearly sixty years old, the greatest adventure of her life begins.

Danielle leaves her Colorado home to attend her first major solo art exhibit in London. While roaming through a street market, Danielle catches sight of her first and only true love, Molly, who had left Colorado and their relationship thirty years earlier.

Danielle never accepted Molly's explanation that the reason their relationship had dissolved was Danielle's compulsion to paint. Although the art world has provided Danielle only minimal recognition, an undying belief in herself has kept her moving forward.

Her encounter with Molly forces Danielle to revisit the past and to confront an uncertain future. In addition to finding Molly again after three decades, she meets Bethany Cortland, a beguiling, confident woman, who is all that Danielle desires in a woman-everything, that is, except that she's not Molly.

The London journey takes Danielle on a trip to the interior of her heart, a place where previously, only her art had been allowed. Now, against her will, she discovers that love and professional success have their own agendas and timetables.

Careful Flowers
Fleur Hamilton is a botanist with an important project and a pending grant. She is also in a relationship that has taken a critical turn. Life isn't turning out to be as simple as she had hoped. Then, she enters her fourth decade and loses her Aunt Golda.

Suddenly, Fleur discovers that nothing is as she believed it to be. Ever the scientist, she becomes obsessed with discovering the truth about her aunt, and about her own roots.

As she slowly uncovers her parents' Hippie era lives and her Aunt Golda's past as a Holocaust survivor, their stories become her own. Fleur is thrust into a crossroads, forced to make a horrific decision. Her unearthed heritage strengthens her as it directs her, and the past becomes her tutor to the future.

Peace and love, hatred and pain, all become her reality. As these opposing worlds converge, Fleur must discover herself. Only then will she be able to deal with her broken relationship, and with her future.

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