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Who's Publishing What: The Echoes

Criminal Element has listed Jess Montgomery’s The Echoes (Minotaur) as one of the most anticipated mysteries and thrillers for 2022, and Kirkus describes the highly anticipated fourth novel in the Kinship series as “an evocative and beautifully written tale of hardship, love and kinship.” It releases March 29.

Montgomery’s Kinship Historical Mysteries are set in 1920s Appalachian Ohio and inspired by Ohio’s true first female sheriff.

Under her given name of Sharon Short, she writes the “Level Up Your (Writing) Life” column for Writer’s Digest. She also hosts the “Tea with Jess: Chatting with Authors & Artists” in which creatives share their journeys and insights.

She was formerly a newspaper columnist, focusing on the literary life, authors and events of her native Dayton, Ohio, for the Dayton Daily News. She is a three-time recipient of the Individual Excellence Award in Literary Arts from Ohio Arts Council, a two-time recipient of the Montgomery County (Ohio) Arts & Cultural District (MCAD) Artist Opportunity Grant, and has been a John E. Nance Writer in Residence at Thurber House (Columbus, Ohio).

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