Former PR and marketing professional turns her hand to writing novels.
A writer and editor for other people most of her career, Kay Jennings has begun a new chapter as a published author. Her first novel, Shallow Waters, is a mystery-suspense story set in a fictional town, Port Stirling, on the misty, rugged, southern Oregon coast. It was intended as a stand-alone story, but during the course of writing the book, Kay fell in love with her protagonist (don’t tell her husband), and is now embarking on a series of intrigue, suspense, and of course, murder. The Port Stirling series bring to life an offbeat but tenacious hero, Police Chief Matt Horning.
A veteran in the writing industry, Kay has succeeded in PR, corporate communications, sports writing and editing. She's been a writer/writing coach for Bleacher Report, a premier international sports website. Previously, she directed Internal Communications at Nike, Inc. She’s also held senior management positions in tourism and healthcare communications. Kay founded Paris Communications, a full-service communications firm, which she's owned since 2000.
Kay was born and raised near the Oregon coast in a small town not unlike her fictional Port Stirling. She now lives in Estacada, Oregon, with her husband, Steve, and spends every free moment in her five-acre garden. She is a member of Sisters In Crime, Willamette Writers, and Oregon Writers Colony.