Beverle Graves Myers made a mid-life career switch from psychiatry to full-time writing. A graduate of the University of Louisville with a BA in History and an MD, she worked at a public mental health clinic before her first Tito Amato novel was published in 2004. Bev is also the author--along with Joanne Dobson--of FACE OF THE ENEMY, a mystery set in World War II New York.
As well as novels, Bev writes short fiction set in a variety of times and places. Most are mysteries, but she also lets her dark side creep out in sci fi and horror tales. Her stories have appeared in Futures, Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, Spinetingler, Woman's World, and numerous anthologies. Bev’s work has been nominated for the Macavity, Derringer, and Kentucky Literary Awards.
The sort of books Bev likes to read for her own pleasure combine a unique voice with an interesting historical milieu and a bit of culture. Learning is always a plus, so the research has to be topnotch. Her favorite authors include Alan Bradley, Steven Saylor, Elizabeth Peters, and Robert Barnard.
Inching toward retirement, Bev and husband Lawrence have recently moved from their longtime Louisville, Kentucky home to Fort Myers, Florida. Carlo, their shamelessly spoiled beagle-basset hound, is the only one complaining about the weather.
Bev in the Venetian Ghetto (2007)
Louisville Civic Ballet--about a hundred years ago
I Love Halloween!