Call her a master of reinvention. In 1991 KATHY HOGAN TROCHECK
left her reporting job at the AJC
to launch a career as a mystery author, penning a successful series set in Atlanta featuring police officer-turned-house cleaner Callahan Garrity. This year Trocheck pulled a fast one on fans. Under the pseudonym Mary Kay Andrews, she published the breezy Savannah Blues
, about an antiques buyer named Weezie Foley who digs through the discarded junk of the city's uppercrust. The Candler Park resident says her new nom de plume
is no secret, and who are we to argue? It worked for Anne Rice.