From the Booking Desk:

Count me as a fan of Kate Malmon’s reviews – that is how I first discovered her. And count me as a fan of Kate Malmon, period. Just as with her husband, Dan, who was our Composite Sketch guest last week, I have since been fortunate to meet Kate in person at Bouchercon. She is as smart and lively as her reviews make you assume, but she is also funny, generous, kind, and a hell of a moderator. Her answers to the composite sketch questions are about as authentic as they come. You are going to enjoy this one.

Name: Kate Malmon
Location: St. Paul, MN

This person from my personal life is such an inspiration:

I’m going to cheat and go with people that inspire me. I work out with a group of 6 women every morning and they all inspire me. We’ve been affectionately named The Mafia by my husband, Dan. We push each other to work harder at the gym, but also help each other be better people outside of the club.

One of the people I admire most in the crime fiction community is:

Erica Neubauer because she has read all of the books, and then some. What I really admire is her ability to quickly recall information about the books.

Erica is also one of the funniest and kindest women I know. She can also be one of the snarkiest. Sitting in a corner of a bar with her watching people is the best. The. Best. So, if you see us sitting in the back row at Murder and Mayhem in Milwaukee… we are probably talking about you.

STALKER ALERT! If this fictional character were real, they would likely need to get a restraining order against me:

Barbara Gordon, also known as Batgirl. She’s a kick ass redheaded superhero. Need I say more?

People are always surprised that I am a fan of this individual (singer, actor, or artist):

Again, going with a group for this one: 80’s hair metal bands like Tesla, Poison, and Motley Crew. I’ve seen Tesla twice, once the night before my 16th birthday, and I’ve seen Brett Michaels at the annual Johnsonville Brat Days festival in my hometown, Sheboygan, Wisconsin

My personal catch phase is (or should be):

Why not?