Kathy McIntosh has loved words since her father quoted limericks and her mother shouted, “Not in front of the girls!” Her father introduced her to "The Little Engine That Could" and Mark Twain and her mother instilled her love of mysteries and music.
Her parents also inspired McIntosh's love of nature. She grew up in southern California and her family spent vacations camping throughout the Western United States, finding the most joy in the red rock country of Arizona and southern Utah.
Now McIntosh lives in Tucson, Ariz., a delighted transplant after many years in Idaho. She is enjoying the scenery change from cottonwoods to cactus. When not enjoying the outdoors or cozied up reading, she loves to travel and explore different cultures and cuisines.
A co-founder of the popular mystery lovers’ conference, Murder in the Grove in Boise, Idaho, McIntosh is a member of Tucson Sisters in Crime, Arizona Mystery Writers, Society of Southwestern Authors and International Thriller Writers.
Her most recent book is "Murder, Sonoran Style."