Author: J.A. Konrath

Joseph Andrew Konrath was born in Skokie, IL in 1970. He graduated from Columbia College in Chicago in 1992. His first novel, Whiskey Sour (2004), introduced Lt. Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels. Others in the series include Bloody Mary (2005), Rusty Nail (2006), Dirty Martini (2007), Fuzzy Navel (2008), Cherry Bomb (2009), Shaken (2010), and Stirred (2011). The books combine hair-raising scares and suspense with laugh out loud comedy.

Joe is also the editor of the hitman anthology These Guns For Hire (2006). His short stories have appeared in more than sixty magazines and collections, and his work has been translated into ten languages.

Under the name Jack Kilborn, Joe wrote the horror novels Afraid (2009), Trapped (2010), Endurance (2010), and Draculas (2010).

He has sold over 500,000 ebooks.

Joe's been nominated for several awards, including the Anthony, Macavity, Gumshoe, Dagger, and Barry, and has won the Derringer, Bob Kellog, EQMM Reader's Choice, and two Lovie awards.

His blog, A Newbie's Guide to Publishing (, gets several million hits a year.

Joe is married, has three children and three dogs (Jack, Herb, and Harry) and currently lives in a suburb of Chicago.


Be The Monkey - A Conversation About The New World Of Publishing Between Barry Eisler And Joe Konrath

Be The Monkey
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  • Release: 2012-05-31
  • Authors: J.A. Konrath, Barry Eisler
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Publishing: Writing & Publishing, PermaFree
  • Publisher: Independently Published
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This is a three-part, live Google Docs discussion between authors J.A. Konrath and Barry Eisler. It examines the history and mechanics of the publishing industry as it exists today, analyzes the way the digital revolution reflects recent events in Egypt and the Maghreb, and considers a completely inappropriate YouTube video featuring a randy monkey and an unlucky frog. It reveals some pretty startling things and is available for free.

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Shaken - Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels Mysteries

  • Number: 9781935597216
  • Release: 2011-02-22
  • Author: J.A. Konrath
  • Genre: Sci-Fi / Fantasy
  • Tags: Suspense: Mystery
  • Publisher: AmazonEncore
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Chicago cop Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels has chased and caught dozens of dangerous criminals over the course of her career. But she's about to meet her match. When Jack wakes up in a storage locker, bound and gagged, she knows with chilling certainty who her abductor is. He's called "Mr. K," and more than two hundred homicides have been attributed to him. His victims have died in the most horrible ways imaginable: he is the essence of evil. Some think he's just an urban legend, but he's very, very real. Jack has tangled with him twice in the past, and both times he managed to slip away. Now Jack will finally have the chance to confront the maniac she's been hunting for over twenty-five years. Unfortunately, it won't be on her terms. In less than two hours, Mr. K is going to do to Jack what he's done to countless others. And Jack is going to learn that sometimes the good guys don't win...

Book Library

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