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Kathryn Johnson

Next to writing her own books, Kathryn Johnson most enjoys working with new writers. She teaches fiction writing at the renowned Writers' Center in Washington, D.C., and also coaches individual authors through her professional mentoring service at

Although she has written under a number of pen names (Kathryn Jensen, Nicole Davidson, and K.M. Kimball), publishing over 40 novels, her current love is any story that combines suspense and romance--whether set in today's world or in the Victorian era. The Gentleman Poet was the first of several her novels that borrow historical events and people then invent a unique and exciting story for her characters.

Most recently, she has added a new pen name, Mary Hart Perry, and her new novels, The Wild Princess, Seducing the Princess, and The Shadow Princess have been warmly received by readers who love a mix of romance, history, and mystery. Writing as Kathryn Johnson, she recently launched a new series of thrillers: Affairs of State, starring Mercy O'Brien. Two titles will be available in 2014: Mercy Killing and Hot Mercy, with a third novel, Mission of Mercy, coming soon.

Kathryn enjoys travel, sailing, walking for exercise, her frisky cats, painting, attempting to play the violin, and bird watching.