Kathryn Orzech, AuthorAuthor Kathryn Orzech writes mystery, suspense, and thrillers set in “New England and other exotic locations.”

Strong female protagonists confront extraordinary and dangerous situations, flirt with romance, and brush with the supernatural. “What’s not to love?”

A seasoned world traveler having visited more than thirty countries, she’s logged the miles to prove it and puts her global adventures to work in her novels. Vivid setting descriptions and well-defined characters take readers on a realistic, believable, and wild ride.

She occasionally posts on Kathy’s BlogThe blog link is also listed in the Sidebar Categories. More about her books on this site at Dreamwatch Press.

Working on a new novel in her Connecticut home often begins or ends before dawn. When she’s not writing, she’s likely viewing movies or binge-watching a favorite TV drama on the DVR. Criminal Minds, Downton Abbey, Madam Secretary, NCIS, and The Americans come to mind, though the list is long.

An avid film fan and self-proclaimed news nerd, other interests include history and geopolitics, society and culture, archaeology and psychology, earth science, and parapsychology, leaving few subjects off her literary table.


On our events calendar:

Oct. 19th Thursday from 6 to 8pm — Mysteries & Moonlight Facebook Event

Mysteries & Moonlight, a Facebook Event

Join DreamWatch creator Kathryn Orzech, author of mysteries, suspense, and the dark side of history; mystery author Penny Goetjen; and Julie Griffin, ghost photographer-psychic-medium in a lively discussion of dreams, spirits, and otherworldly topics. Don’t be scared, log into your Facebook account and the Mysteries & Moonlight Event and join the conversation live on Facebook.


Sept. 21 & 26 — The Big E, Connecticut Building, CAPA Bookstore

Big E Midway 2017

We’re excited to be heading back to The Big E, greeting readers and signing books in the Connecticut Building.

Our books will remain on the shelves from Sept. 16 through 26, so don’t be shy, step into the booth and browse.

Look for the Connecticut Authors and Publishers Assoc. (CAPA) Bookstore next to the State Police booth. (If they turn on the flashing lights, you won’t miss us.) We’re there just two afternoons, but our author pals are on hand every day of the fair from 10am till closing. Tell them Kathy sent you.


Aug 31st. Reading Renee features Asylum

No matter your mood, there’s a great book to suit it.

See Renee’s 4-Star Review on Goodreads. 

Asylum: a dark suspense saga by Kathryn Orzech @KathrynObooks @HuffPost HuffPostBooks


Cheryl's Book Nook Talks Asylum with Kathryn Orzech

Cheryl’s Book Nook Talks Asylum with mystery-thriller author Kathryn Orzech

Aug 14th. Review & Interview at Cheryl’s Book Nook

Talking Asylum with Kathryn Orzech

 We’re at Cheryl’s Book Nook, place to learn about the latest and upcoming books, contests, author interviews, book reviews, and all around fun. We love the images she chose to supplement the interview—1970’s fashion, Downton Abbey, asylums. Come on over and take a peek. Thanks for the invite, Cheryl!


In the hot seat with fellow Sister in Crime* Lisa Haselton.

Lisa Haselton's Reviews and Interviews with mystery author Kathryn Orzech

Lisa Haselton’s Reviews and Interviews with mystery author Kathryn Orzech

Mystery, suspense, thriller author Kathryn Orzech is featured guest. Join her as Lisa probes for answers buried in a storied past of childhood dreams, present work, and future projects.

Lisa Haselton’s Reviews and Interviews

Award-winning blog for book reviews, author interviews, and anything writing-related.

*Sisters in Crime is an international, professional organization with a mission to promote the ongoing advancement, recognition and professional development of women crime writers.


I Smell Sheep blog post: Thank You, Meryl Streep.

“Thank You, Meryl Streep” at I Smell Sheep

Aug 8th. Join the Flock at I Smell Sheep Book & Movie Blog.

We’re thrilled to be guest posting at I Smell Sheep, an award-winning review blog, where we’re sharing writing tips about researching and learning the language of 1899—and what Meryl Streep has to do with it.


What’s next? A contemporary mystery set in central Connecticut.

A quiet valley town seems to be the target 
of an enigmatic serial killer—but not one body has been found at the bloody crime scenes. Citizens are frightened. Police are frustrated. Detectives are baffled. Only two sisters see the signs in ancient writings the killer left behind.

Kathryn is researching ancient myths, getting to know the characters, and has plotted much of the story. Dreamwatch Press plans to release in 2018. The working title is Counting Souls.


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