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A Botanist's Guide to Parties and Poisons (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Botanist's Guide to Flowers and Fatality (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Botanist's Guide to Society and Secrets (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Kate Khavari is a historical mystery and general fiction author best known for her debut novel “A Botanist’s Guide to Parties and Poisons.” Over the years, she has written everything from high fantasy epics to historical mysteries.

She has said that she got the love for historical mystery from her parents who had copies of “Hercule Poirot” and “Sherlock Holmes” novels. As a teacher, Kate developed a deep appreciation for creativity and research and the multi-taking abilities she now used as a stay-at-home mother and author.

She currently makes her home in Fort Worth Texas, where she lives with her son and husband. She is lucky that she gets to have a perfect life with her garden without poisonous plants, her eighteen-month-old kid, and her writing career.

Her perfect day is all about enjoying beautiful weather, a clutter-free desk, and a lot of coffee to fuel her writing. For fun, she loves playing around with her son and binge-reading romance novels.

Khavari got her creativity and imagination from her parents who both studied theater in college. Even though they never became professional actors, they would, later on, use that creativity to further their careers.

Kate Khavari and her siblings were thus brought up on Acorn and BBC costume mysteries and dramas. Up to now, family dinners still involve sitting in front of the TV to watch some old “Sherlock Holmes” episode.

Growing up, Khavari and her brothers loved writing but it was not until they were about seven that they started taking it seriously. Her eldest brother participated in NaNoWriMo several times while Jack the youngest got a creative writing degree and went on to publish prose and poetry.

Given how literary her youngest brother was, Kate was always nervous to show him her work which she believed was lighter than his. But he could not have been more encouraging and supportive.

Aleah her sister-in-law is also a literary non-fiction author and editor who has given nothing but support to Kate. When she got started writing her debut, she also encouraged her mother to write.

Her mother now has her very own beach thriller and they usually spend a lot of time talking character arcs and plot.

Her husband is also an author of children’s stories that he sometimes publishes and sometimes just for fun.

Kate Khavari got into writing since she had always been a huge reader. Some of the novels she loved reading that spurred her on to become an author have to be the “Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries” both from the TV show and the books. She loved the works so much that she started looking for more mysteries from that era.

She had also grown up watching “Poirot” and so had some familiarity with the time period. Kate binge read for about a year as she sampled and dove deep into Maggie Hope, Miss Fisher, Lady Emily, and Daisy Dalrymple.

However, she always felt that she was not finding what she wanted to read, and hence she decided to just pen her own stories. Given that she had been reading historical mysteries for the longest time, it was only natural that she would write her novel in that genre.

The problem Kate always had is that she was not a finisher and in fact, she hopped from hobby to hobby for several years. When she started writing, she was not so optimistic about finishing. As such, he was shocked when he was done with the first draft in a few weeks and followed it up with another within the month.

It turns out that she was a good writer, even if she hated editing, and found the search for beta readers and critique partners quite challenging.
She finally published “A Botanist’s Guide to Parties and Poisons” in 2022.

Khavari’s favorite historical time period has to be Regency and Georgian, obviously because he is a huge fan of romance and Jane Austen. However, she also liked the interwar period in Europe and she hopes to one day pen several novels set in the period.

But she has not always been a history fan growing up, and it was only when she was a teacher of American history to fifth graders that she came to love history. Teaching fifth graders how America came to be suddenly seemed more than dates and names on books and from then on she was hooked.

“A Botanist’s Guide to Parties and Poisons” by Kate Khavari is the story of Saffron Everleigh that is in a race against time. Her professor has been wrongly accused and now she needs to get him out before he is locked away forever.

The novel is set in 1923 and opens with Saffron Everleigh a research assistant who is attending London University College’s dinner party. All she wanted was to talk about the expedition to the Amazon the university has been planning.

But unexpectedly, the wife of one of her professors collapses apparently poisoned by some unknown toxin. The lead suspect is Safrron’s mentor Dr. Maxwell as he had an explosive argument with the dead woman’s wife a certain Dr. Henry.

There is a lot of evidence against the good professor and as the date for leaving draws near, Saffron needs to clear her profesor’s name all by herself. She recruits the services of fellow researcher Alexander, an enigmatic man who promises to do everything in his power to help her out.
As for Saffron, she used her knowledge of botany in exploring the dark gardens, steamy greenhouses, and deadly poisons. Will, she be able to find the truth and track down the killer, or will her investigation make her a target.

Kate Khavari’s novel “Blood Print” opens with Ali on the precipice of a brand new life. She is intending to get out of being the servant of a vampire master but her plan is thrown off the rails.

She now finds herself entangled with Smith her new Master who is blackmailing her. He wants her to sabotage a biometrics company by messing with their blood printing technology. Smith and Ali find themselves in a precarious alliance along with a mysterious scientist and a sexy hacker.

Magic, secrets, and lies make it hard for Ali to trust his friend even though they need each other to be successful.

Khavari writes a fresh take on the vampire trope as she combines it with technology and science to make a modern and interesting story with plenty of twists and turns.

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