Easter Is All About Kim Carter, Author, and Her Amazing Award-Winning Book Series. “A Clara and Iris Mystery” With More Coming!

Hello and Welcome Avid Readers, Friends, and New Reader Visitors,

Well, Cat has to apologize as I had been pulled away for a wee bit due to my new website of “Lyon Media Services.”   has been coming together and NOW expanding my Author and Media marketing to include more mainstream media services for not only authors and book promoting but now helping Businesses and Recovery Events too! I’ll be doing a launch and sale for my newly expanding business and services very SOON! But today is all about my amazing friend and Best-Selling Author, Kim Carter …SO, here we go!

If YOU have not yet read one of her Deeply, Suspense filled Mysteries? You have not read a Real, Gripping, Page-Turning Mystery . . .


Kim Carter

Kim is an author of suspense, mystery and thriller novels. She was a finalist in the 2018 Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award and recipient of the 2017 Readers’ Choice Award for her book Murder Among The Tombstones. This is the first book in her Clara and Iris Mystery series. The characters in this series are a couple of overly curious widows who become private investigators and were inspired by Kim’s mother and her mom’s best friend. 

Her other titles include: When Dawn Never Comes, Deadly Odds, No Second Chances, And The Forecast Called For Rain, and Sweet Dreams, Baby Belle. 

Kim’s writing career started after she suffered an illness that made her housebound for a couple of years. An avid reader of mystery novels, she embarked on writing as a means of filling her time. Kim shared those early writings with friends and family who encouraged her to pursue writing professionally. Her health struggles and successes have been chronicled on The Lifetime Television in early 2000, The Atlanta-Journal Constitution, Women’s Day Magazine, and Guideposts. 

Before her illness, Kim worked in many different capacities in county government ranging from Park Director with Parks and Recreation to the Grant Department with Human Services. But, ultimately, it was her job as a correctional officer that provided her the opportunity to interact with a variety of people from all walks of life. Her experiences ran the gamete of inspiring success stories to tragic endings, much like her mysteries.

She self-published her first book No Second Chances. One of the guest speakers at the launch party she had at the Performing Arts Center in Newnan, Georgia included her close friend retired Atlanta Police chief Eldrin Bell. This connection would become helpful as she started doing more research for other books, this time working with a small publishing house.

Kim started networking and made connections with the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office. Her research has taken her many places including morgues, death row and the occasional midnight visit to cemeteries.

She is a college graduate of Saint Leo University, has a Bachelor Degree of Arts in Sociology. Kim and her husband have three grown children and live just outside of Atlanta, Georgia.



Breaking News Avid Mystery Readers! Author, Kim Carter of Raven South Publishing Has A New Novel Series! And new books coming soon …

“The wait is finally over and Author, Kim Carter has blessed mystery readers with another great suspense -filled read. Kim’s New “A Clara and Iris Mystery” novel series and books one and two are released on Amazon online.”

Since winning Best Mystery of the 2017 Readers Choice Book Award and Book one of her series chosen as a 2018 “Killer Nashville Finalist”; Lyon Media Services and Raven South publishing announce her Book Series E-books now on sale Kim’s series titled; “A Clara and Iris Mystery.” The celebration launch has happened, and now Kim is working on her next book, and she’s celebrating with an e-book sale that now includes all of her Mystery Suspense SIX Titles.

Her novel series and stand-alone mysteries are available now on Amazon, Amazon Kindle Store, and Barnes & Noble and E-books are now only $2.99! Book one of ‘Clara and Iris’ is titled; “Sweet Dreams, Baby Belle” and book two titled; “Murder Among The Tombstones,” is wowing avid readers, are filled with suspenseful thrills – mystery readers and reviewers alike are raving about with all the 4 and 5-Star Reviews!

“I love research and travel visiting cemeteries, morgues and sitting among gravestones to hear the whispers of those departed by murder.” ~Kim Carter, Author

Kim, a “Georgia Southern Belle.” along with her husband Julius have raised three successful grown children. Kim resides in the community of Newnan, 40 miles southwest of Atlanta. One of her favorite things about writing is the traveling and research required to bring her novels to life.

Her research has taken her to places such as morgues, death row, and midnight cemetery visits. Kim is a lover of retired greyhounds, and she and her husband attend many events held annually for them, as well as educating others about their need for great homes and what great pets greyhounds make after they retire from racing. “I’m the kind of person Newnan readers would love to know more about.”

“A Clara and Iris Mystery – “Two crafty septuagenarian widows, turned private investigators; a crabby Atlanta cop, recovering from a gunshot wound, and a cunning killer who dumps his victims rather appropriately in cemeteries. Those are just a few of the zesty ingredients in Murder among the Tombstone.” ~Author, Ron Yates former journalist of The Chicago Tribune.”

When Atlanta homicide detectives are called in to investigate the murder of a nineteen-year-old girl found dumped in historic Oakland Cemetery; they immediately begin working the case. But with no leads to follow, and their case log growing larger by the day, the murder quickly gets cold. Desperate to keep the investigation of her deceased sister going, Ginger Baines hires two novice sleuths to solve the case.

Widowed, well into their seventies, and new to the world of private investigating, Clara Samples and Iris Hadley aren’t your average private eyes. When a second dead body turns up in a neighboring cemetery, the plot thickens. Can a serial killer be on the loose? Joined by their young apprentice Quita, Clara and Iris are determined to stop at nothing to find the killer before they can strike again.

But, will their bodies be the next ones discovered among the tombstones?

Murder Among The Tombstones


Raven South Publishing owned by President/CEO Kelly Keylon had hosted a “Kick-Off”  evening book launch at “The Atlanta Water Gardens”… Which is located at 2165 Cheshire Bridge Rd, NE Atlanta, GA. If you live in Atlanta? Kelly’ Water Gardens is a Must Visit!
Lyon Media Services and Literary Consulting owner Author, Catherine Townsend-Lyon has been promoting mad marketing best-selling fine authors like Kim Carter for 7+years. She offers book marketing and exceptional promoting, ghostwriting services as well as represents many high profile clients from former NFL sports pros, actors, and many award-winning authors like Ms. Kim Carter.

Please call Cat of Lyon Media at 1(602)795-6345 for having Kim Carter for an interview, learn about her Traveling Book project, and she enjoys appearing for Book Clubs along with Author Book Signings and Literary Appearances.

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