• Winner of the 2015 Maine Literary Award for Crime Fiction for “And Grant You Peace”
  • Winner of the 2013 Maine Literary Award for Crime Fiction for “Playing God”
  • Winner of the 2015 Public Safety Writers Association award for non-fiction for “Death Dealer: How Cops and Cadaver Dogs Brought a Killer to Justice”
  • Edgar, Anthony, Agatha, and Derringer Finalist
  • Beat, Slay, Love, the group novel my blog group wrote as Thalia Filbert
  • Main Mystery Women Share Some Secrets, Chats with Champions at the Skidompha Library, April 2015
  • Maine game wardens help nail serial killer in New Brunswick, Bangor Daily News, February 2015
  • Death Dealer is featured in The New York Daily News, along with the story of the murder case it describes, September 2014.
  • Death Dealer is as riveting as any true crime show on television…. , There’s drama and suspense every step of the way.” –Review by Lesa’s Book Critiques
  • Kate talks to The Concord Journal about 30 years of writing mysteries and true crime, August 2014
  • “The meticulously researched book Death Dealer is beautifully written with many touching and insightful observations about the plight of both investigators and the family of the victim.  It is pacy and incredibly atmospheric…. I highly recommend this book to readers of both true and fictional crime.” –Review by The Crime Warp, August 2014
  • “And Grant You Peace was breath taking. Literally. I felt I was on Burgess’ shoulder throughout the story. It wasn’t just the fast-paced, crisp writing that had me feeling that way, it was the scenarios the cast of characters found themselves in and the immense attention to detail shared with the reader.” –Review by Lisa Haselton, September 2014
  • Q&A with Wicked Cozy Authors on Girls Night Out, July 2014