18th December, Kathy Reichs

The Calendar Woman for 18th December is Kathy Reichs (born 1948)

Kathy Reichs is an American forensic anthropologist and crime writer whose novels are loosely based on her own experiences in the field. Since completing her Ph.D in physical anthropology at Northwestern University, she has taught at several American Universities, consulted for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in North Carolina and appeared in Tanzania to testify at the UN International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. She was also a member of the Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team that assisted at the World Trade Center disaster.

As well as writing academic books, Kathy has written over 20 crime novels about the character Temperance Brennan who is also a forensic anthropologist, and a series for young adults about Temperance’s niece, Tory. Using her own experiences as a base for many of the events in the adult series, she has stated that she is meticulous in making sure that the science is accurate. In 2005 Fox television launched a series called Bones which is loosely based on the books and Kathy works as a producer, consultant and occasional writer for the show. In the series, Temperance writes novels about a forensic anthropologist named Kathy Reichs.

like guys i just wanted to qualify to states really badlyy. D;;

im not even a fucking alternate, mannnnnn. AND I’VE BEEN DOING SO WELL THESE PAST FEW TOURNIES.

AT LEAST I WAS AN ALTERNATE LAST YEAR. and like states is going to be held at my school this year, so like, if i don’t back-door qualify at Bigs, which i probably won’t, im literally going to fucking like i dont even know. AND LIKE BIGS IS SO TOUGH IN COMPETITION, so i probs wont even make it to semis. let’s hope the hardcore practices im about to endure will pay off. nationals, too? hopefully. lemme try get to states first.