Joseph Andrew Konrath (born 1970, in Skokie, Ill.) is a fiction writer working in the mystery, thriller, and horror genres. He writes as J. A. Konrath and Jack Kilborn. In 2011 Konrath was named one of the "5 eBook Authors To Watch" by Mediabistro.com's Dianna Dilworth.
Konrath graduated from Columbia College in Chicago in 1992 and spent the next 12 years garnering close to five hundred rejections for nine unpublished novels. His tenth book, Whiskey Sour, was picked up by Hyperion in 2003 and was the first in a series featuring Lt. Jacqueline “Jack” Daniels of the Chicago Police Department. He’s since published dozens of short stories and articles, been translated into eight languages, and edited an anthology called These Guns for Hire for Bleak House Books. In 2010 the seventh book in the Jack Daniels series was picked up for publication by AmazonEncore. Konrath currently lives in Schaumburg, Illinois, a western suburb of Chicago. J.A. Konrath teaches writing at Dupage College, Illinois.
Konrath has won the 2006 Bob Kellog Humanitarian Award and the 2004 Derringer Award for Flash Fiction.
Konrath is an advocate for self-promotion, believing that writers must play a large part in marketing their own books. He's also known for having an outspoken view on the publishing industry, blogging about elements such as 2012 accusations by some industry pundits that Amazon endangered book sales.
"Stirred" (2012) - 8th in Jack Daniels series
"A Shot of Tequila" (2010) - A Jack Daniels Thriller
"Endurance" (2010) - Under the pseudonym Jack Kilborn
"Trapped" (2010) - Under the pseudonym Jack Kilborn
"Shaken" (2010) - 7th in Jack Daniels series
"Cherry Bomb" (2009) - 6th in Jack Daniels series
"Afraid" (2008) - Under the pseudonym Jack Kilborn
"Fuzzy Navel" (2008) - 5th in Jack Daniels series
"Dirty Martini" (2007) - 4th in Jack Daniels series
"Rusty Nail" (2006) - 3rd in Jack Daniels series
"Bloody Mary" (2005) - 2nd in Jack Daniels series
"Whiskey Sour" (2004) - 1st in Jack Daniels series