Toni LP Kelner is an award-winning author of two mystery series: the eight Laura Fleming novels, which include: Wed and Buried, Death of a Damn Yankee, Tight as a Tick, and several others; and the Where Are They Now? series, which debuted in January 2008 with Without Mercy. She has also edited two urban fantasy anthologies with Charlaine Harris. Many Bloody Returns, a collection of stories about vampire birthdays, was released in September 2007, and Wolfsbane and Mistletoe, a collection of werewolf Christmas stories, was released in October 2008. A third anthology, as edited with Harris, Death's Excellent Vacation, is expected to be released in August 2010. Kelner has written a number of short stories in anthologies and magazines. Her most recent are "Skull and Cross-Examinations" and "Kangaroo Court".
Kelner's short fiction has been nominated for the Agatha, the Anthony, and the Macavity awards, and her story "Sleeping With the Plush" won the Agatha for Best Short Story of 2006. Her novels have been nominated for several RT BOOKclub awards, and Kelner won an RT BOOKclub Career Achievement Award.
^"New Books". D1. March 19, 1998. pp. Greensboro News and Record. Retrieved 24 June 2011. "TIGHT AS A TICK: A LAURA FLEMING MYSTERY, by Toni Kelner.When a dealer is found dead at a flea market, Laura Fleming has a whole cast of suspects to ..."