Leigh Perry/Toni L.P. Kelner

Episode 115
58m | Aug 27, 2023

Leigh Perry/Toni L.P. Kelner is two authors in one. As Leigh, she writes the Family Skeleton mysteries, featuring adjunct English professor Georgia Thackery and her skeletal pal Sid. The sixth, The Skeleton Stuffs a Stocking, was published in 2019. As Toni, she’s written eleven mystery novels and co-edited urban fantasy anthologies with Charlaine Harris. And under both names, she writes short fiction. She's been nominated for the Anthony, the Macavity, and the Derringer, and has won the Agatha Award and an RT BookClub Lifetime Achievement Award. Her most recent publication was a short story in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, and forthcoming is a contribution to an anthology inspired by Father Knox's Ten Rules for Writing Mystery Fiction. These days, she's working on a seventh Family Skeleton novel.

Connect with Toni/Leigh:

Facebook Page

Instagram @leighperryauthor


Mentioned in the podcast:

Lawrence Block writing books:

The Big Con: The Story of the Confidence Man by David Maurer


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