Thursday, September 3, 2009

Bestselling New Zealand thriller author achieving off the page as well!

New Zealand writer Lindy Kelly, who earlier this year had her debut adult thriller BOLD BLOOD hit #1 on the NZ Adult Fiction charts (she had previously published 113 short stories and 13 children's books, as well as plays and poetry), has recently received some good news on the non-writing front.

Lindy used to be an elite equestrian (riding alongside legendary double gold medallist and Burley/Badminton supremo Mark Todd, back in the day), but has now become involved in masters swimming. She has now been awarded an AMP Scholarship, one of 12 selected out of 1100 applicants, which she is using to help fund her tilt at the 2010 World Masters Swimming Championships in Sweden (she was tabbed to represent New Zealand, but wasn't sure if she could make the trip).

You can read more about this good news for a Kiwi crime fiction writer at:

I was fortunate enough to interview Lindy Kelly for a feature in the May 2009 issue of NZ Horse & Pony (see photo to the left - the article is unfortunately not yet available online) as well as reviewing BOLD BLOOD for a number of publications. You can see one of the reviews at:

There was also a nice feature on Lindy in the NZ Herald earlier this year: As I understand it, she is currently working on another adult thriller, as well as some other writing.
Congratulations on the scholarship Lindy!

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