Kate Horsley

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Kate Horsley (born 1952) is the pen name of Kate Parker, an author of numerous works of historical fiction, three of which are rooted in the Old West.[1][2] Parker is a professor of English at Central New Mexico Community College in Albuquerque. She has had a lifelong flirtation with Zen after reading Alan Watts.[3] Her published novels include:

  • "Crazy Woman" (1992) - Set in New Mexico
  • A Killing in New Town (1996) - Set in New Mexico
  • Confessions of a Pagan Nun (2002) - Set in Ireland
  • The Changeling of Finnistuath (2003) - Set in Ireland
  • Careless Love: Or the Land of Promise (2003) -Set in New Mexico
  • Black Elk in Paris (2007) - Set in Paris

She also published a collection of short works entitled "X&O."

She won the Kenneth Patchen Award for Innovative Fiction for the novel "Between the Legs," which will be published in the fall of 2015. Previously, she won the Western States Arts Award for Fiction and the New Mexico Press Women's Award for Fiction.

Married three times, she had a son by her second husband. Her son, Aaron Parker-Lockwood, was hit by a car and killed on April 9, 2000.


  1. ^ Dean, John Emory (2009-09-28). Travel Narratives from New Mexico: Reconstructing Identity and Truth. Cambria Press. pp. 113–. ISBN 978-1-60497-631-1. Retrieved 27 June 2011.
  2. ^ Dwyer, Jim (2010-04-01). Where the Wild Books Are: A Field Guide to Ecofiction. University of Nevada Press. pp. 48–. ISBN 978-0-87417-811-1. Retrieved 27 June 2011.
  3. ^ Zen, Japan. 3 Pillars.