Media Kit

Debbie Burke author photo:

Photo by Constance See

Short bio (39 words):

Debbie Burke is a suspense novelist, award-winning journalist, and blogger at The Kill Zone website. Her thriller series plunges crime-solver Tawny Lindholm into fast-paced twisty plots with quirky characters and snappy dialogue, set against the rugged scenery of Montana.

Detailed Bio (100 words):

Debbie Burke is a suspense novelist, award-winning journalist, and blogger at The Kill Zone, a popular website focused on mystery, suspense, and thriller books. Her Tawny Lindholm Thriller series plunges the crime-solving heroine into fast-paced twisty plots with quirky characters and snappy dialogue. As a founding member of the Authors of the Flathead, Debbie is active in the vibrant writing community of her home state of Montana and helps plan the annual Flathead River Writers Conference. She enjoys speaking at local schools and mentoring young writers.



Would you like Debbie to speak to your Book Club?

Debbie is happy to meet with book clubs either in person or by Zoom. Email her to set up a date.


Book List – Tawny Lindholm Thrillers in Order: 

# 1 – Instrument of the Devil – winner of the Zebulon Award and Kindle Scout contest.

# 2 – Stalking Midas – “Emotionally resonant, a treat for thriller readers indeed.” – Larry Brooks, bestselling author.

# 3 – Eyes in the Sky – “Unique heroine, gutsy, smart, and capable.” – NY Times bestseller Kat Martin.

# 4 – Dead Man’s Bluff – “Great read, a climax you’ll not see coming.” – Bestselling true crime author Garry Rodgers.

# 5 – Crowded Hearts – A Novella – “Every bit as thrilling as her full-length thrillers.” – Five-star Amazon review.

# 6 – Flight to ForeverFINALIST for the ERIC HOFFER BOOK AWARD “Visceral thrill-ride from beginning to end, a story that kept me frantically flipping pages.” – Sue Coletta, acclaimed true crime and suspense author.

# 7 – Until Proven Guilty2022 FINALIST BESTTHRILLERS.COM “Filled with suspense and intense emotional drama. Will keep you glued to your reading chair. ” – S. Lee Manning, attorney and author of Trojan Horse and Nerve Attack.

#8 – Deep Fake Double Down2023 MYSTERY FINALIST BOOKLIFE PRIZE “A truly unique mystery with a distinctive, all-too-plausible premise and memorable characters.” – BookLife Prize

Debbie’s books can be ordered through independent bookstores, Amazon, Barnes&Noble, Apple, and major online retailers.


Listen to the upcoming audiobook of Instrument of the Devil by narrator Eve Passeltiner. Available soon!    

7/10/23 – Interview on KGEZ Morning Show with John and Robin.

4/3/23 – Interview on Eastern Panhandle Talk Radio, WRNR/TV10 with bestselling thriller author John Gilstrap and Admiral Bill Stubblefield.

7/29/22 – Interview with Canadian podcaster Dennis Rimmer at this link.

7/22/22 – You Tube interview with Vince Stevenson at Boomers on Books in London

Upcoming Appearances: 

May 19, 2024, 1:30 p.m. (MDT) – LITFEST, on the grounds of the Conrad Mansion, Kalispell. Panel discussion and book signing with mystery authors Debbie Burke, Leslie Budewitz, and Christine Carbo.

May 22, 2024, 1 p.m. (MDT) – Podcast interview with Mike Briggs, Briggs on Books

Date to be announced –  Podcast with The Thriller Zone, host David Temple.

Date to be announced – Podcast with, host Connie B. Dowell.



Past Appearances: 

Bitterroot Book Club, May 7, 2024, zoom presentation. 

Montana Writers Rodeo, April 19-20, 2024, Helena – Workshop presentation and panelist.

Saturday, Aug 5, 2023 ⋅ 1:30pm – 2:15pm (EDT) Bookable Space Podcast from UK, host Dr. Yvonne Battle-Felton.

Sunday, Sept. 3, 2023, 12:30 p.m. – Murders and Mysteries Under the Big Sky, panel discussion with Debbie Burke, Leslie Budewitz, Mark Leichliter. Lake Baked Bakery/Riverview Bar, 191 Mill St., Bigfork, MT

July 7, 2023, 4-6 p.m. MDTThe BookShelf, Kalispell, MT. Party and book signing for Deep Fake Double Down. 

February 11, 2023, 1 p.m. EST – Zoom presentation for Alabama Writers Group, host Betty Bolte

October 1, 2022, 4 p.m. MDT – Local Author Panel, Flathead River Writers Conference, Flathead Valley Community College, Kalispell, MT.

October 2, 2022, 4 p.m. MDT – First Impressions Panel, Flathead River Writers Conference, Flathead Valley Community College, Kalispell, MT.

September 28, 2022, 4 p.m. MDT – Big Mountain Book Club, Whitefish, MT

September 28, 2022, 1 p.m. MDTBookable Space Podcast with Dr. Yvonne Battle-Felton, Sheffield Hallam University, UK.

September 1, 2022, 1 p.m. MDT – Cabin Creek Book Club, Kalispell, MT.

August 21, 2002, 12:30 p.m.Murder in the MountainsMystery Author Panel with Debbie Burke, Leslie Budewitz, Christine Carbo, and Mark Leichliter, Lake Baked Bakery/River View Bar, Bigfork, MT.

July 19, 2022, 2 p.m. MDTMystery author panel with Debbie Burke, Leslie Budewitz, and Mark Leichliter, The Villas auditorium, Kalispell, MT

July 14, 2022, 7 p.m. MDT – Authors of the Flathead talk about Draft2Digital, Flathead Valley Community College, Kalispell, MT.

June 23, 2022, Noon MDT – Montana Women Writers, Great Harvest Bread Company, Kalispell, MT.

May 9, 2022, Noon EDT – Paradise Lakes Book Club, Lutz, FL

May 17, 2021, 1 p.m. EDT – Live Appearance at Paradise Lakes Book Club and Signing. Lutz, FL.

May 27, 2021, 1 p.m. MDT – Zoom Talk with Montana Women Writers – “Confessions of an Orphaned Author.”

May 28, 2021, 1 p.m. PDT – Zoom Appearance with Whodunnit Book Club, San Diego, CA.


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