Kate Anslinger, Mystery & Women's Fiction Author

The author of the McKenna Mystery novels, a series that follows Detective Grace McKenna on her spree of secretly solving crimes with the help of her gift to see clues in the eyes of criminals. In addition to her life as a novelist, Kate is a journalist, freelance writer and a veteran of the United States Air Force. Her debut novel Saving Jason, touches upon the struggles of PTSD, a topic that is near and dear to her heart. Kate lives in a sleepy beach town outside of Boston with her husband, two daughters and Newfoundland pup.


Kate Anslinger Titles


Family Photos.

McKenna Mystery Series Novel

Some pictures aren't as perfect as they appear.


Never Tell.

McKenna Mystery  Series Novel

The past holds the

key to today's secrets.


Buried Secrets.

McKenna Mystery Series Novel

Sometimes you have to dig deep for answers 


The Gift.

McKenna Mystery  Series Novel

An offbeat page-turner about an empathetic detective -Kirkus Reviews


Underwater Secrets.

A nostalgic story that alternates between generations and gets to the heart of motherhood.

Saving Jason.

An emotionally-moving look at PTSD and the intersection of three lives.