Diane Kelly

Diane Kelly is a former state assistant attorney general and tax advisor who spent much of her career fighting, or inadvertently working for, white-collar criminals. She is also a proud graduate of the Mansfield, Texas Citizens Police Academy. The first book in Diane’s IRS Special Agent Tara Holloway series, Death, Taxes, and a French Manicure, received a Romance Writers of America Golden Heart Award. Book #2, Death, Taxes, and a Skinny No-Whip Latte, won a Reviewers Choice award. Diane has combined her fascination with law enforcement and her love of animals in her K-9 cop Paw Enforcement series.


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What do you enjoy doing the most with your free time?

 

Taking my dogs to the dog park.  Seeing all of the different breeds and colors and sizes of dogs interacting and having fun together makes me think there’s hope for the world. If only people could be so open minded and accepting!  Plus the dogs are just cute when they play.  And it gets me outside. I go crazy if I’m cooped up inside too long. 

 

 

Besides writing, what other forms of art and creativity do you indulge in?

 

I took a cake decorating class and, though I never mastered the art of making roses, I’ve made some pretty cakes and cookies.  I also make tie-dyed T-shirts.  Very hippie, I know, but I did grow up in Austin (motto – Keep Austin Weird).

What was the worst job you’ve ever had?

 

While I was in college, I interned at the Texas Governor’s Office.  I had great co-workers and enjoyed some of the tasks, but one of my jobs was answering the governor’s toll-free hotline.  Eight hours a day listening to people b*tch about everything from taxes to the fact that the garbage men were late picking up their trash. It was enough to drive a person nuts!    

If you won the lottery, what would you do with your newfound wealth? 

 

Buy lots of land out in the country and build an animal rescue facility. I’m a big animal lover. And I’d love to have a peaceful place to get away to. 

 

 

If you were granted one wish, what would you wish for?

 

More time! That’s the one thing that can’t be bought or made or even stolen. And I never seem to have enough of it!

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Paw and Order
A Paw Enforcement Novel
Diane Kelly
St. Martin's Paperbacks

Police officer Megan Luz and her loyal K-9 partner Brigit are back on the beat—and under the gun—when the local rodeo show goes to the dogs… OUT OF THE...


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Available 12/30/2014
Death, Taxes, and Silver Spurs
A Tara Holloway Novel
Diane Kelly
St. Martin's Paperbacks

HE’S ONE OF AMERICA’S BRIGHTEST STARS. So maybe it goes without saying that IRS Special Agent Tara Holloway is star-struck? In Diane Kelly's Death,...


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Available 7/29/2014
Paw Enforcement
A Paw Enforcement Novel
Diane Kelly
St. Martin's Paperbacks

Paw Enforcement introduces police officer Megan Luz and her loyal K-9 partner Brigit—two Fort Worth cops who are worth their weight in kibble. SHE’S ON A...


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Death, Taxes, and Mistletoe Mayhem
A Tara Holloway Novel
Diane Kelly
St. Martin's Paperbacks

’Tis the season for death, taxes, and maybe even love under the mistletoe…   Death, Taxes, and Mistletoe Mayhem is a brand-new holiday novella from...


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Death, Taxes, and Green Tea Ice Cream
A Tara Holloway Novel
Diane Kelly
St. Martin's Paperbacks

Fired. Tara Holloway can’t believe it. After all she’s done for the IRS, a few too many shots fired from her weapon and suddenly she’s public enemy number one....


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Death, Taxes, and Hot Pink Leg Warmers
A Tara Holloway Novel
Diane Kelly
St. Martin's Paperbacks

Death, Taxes, and Hot-Pink Leg Warmers from A Tara Holloway Novel series Diane Kelly It’s bad enough that Tara has to go on trial against the...


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Death, Taxes, and Peach Sangria
A Tara Holloway Novel
Diane Kelly
St. Martin's Paperbacks

Death, Taxes, and Peach Sangria from A Tara Holloway Novel series Diane Kelly When it comes to exposing tax fraud, Tara and her partner Eddie are really...


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Death, Taxes, and a Sequined Clutch
A Tara Holloway Novel
Diane Kelly
St. Martin's Paperbacks

AN EXCLUSIVE E-BOOK by the author of Death, Taxes, and Extra-Hold Hairspray DIANE KELLY DEATH, TAXES, AND A SEQUINED CLUTCH A Death and Taxes Novella...


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Death, Taxes, and Extra-Hold Hairspray
A Tara Holloway Novel
Diane Kelly
St. Martin's Paperbacks

When you’re an agent for the IRS, it’s always tax time. And this season, Tara Holloway is up to her neck in work with two very knotty cases. One involves a...


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Death, Taxes, and a Skinny No-Whip Latte
A Tara Holloway Novel
Diane Kelly
St. Martin's Paperbacks

Death, Taxes, and a Skinny No-Whip Latte Diane Kelly It’s all in a day’s work for Tara Holloway, the U.S. Treasury’s latest, greatest, soon-to-be-skinniest...


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Death, Taxes, and a French Manicure
A Tara Holloway Novel
Diane Kelly
St. Martin's Paperbacks

Tara Holloway has got your number. A special agent on the IRS’s payroll, she’s dead-set on making sure that money crimes don’t pay… Tax cheats, beware: The...


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