Posted on 09/10/2018 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Bestselling crime author Amanda Kyle Williams has died.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that Williams passed away August 31 of cancer. She was just sixty-one years old.

Williams, best known for her Keye Street novels, worked extremely hard to become a writer.

She revealed in 2012 that she was twenty-three when she read her first book, because of an undiagnosed learning disability.

(The Journal-Constitution wrote an extensive profile on these and other struggles, which you can read here.)

Yet Williams persevered, learning not only to read but also to write. She even took classes in criminal profiling and practical homicide investigation to improve her books’ accuracy.

You can read a full obituary here.

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