Shannon Esposito lives in a magical gulf coast town with fluorescent sunsets, purple dragonflies and the occasional backyard alligator. Her mysteries transport readers to Florida without the hefty price of airfare.
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Psychology and writing have always vied for number one on Kassandra Lamb’s list of greatest passions. In her youth, she realized writers usually need day jobs in order to eat. Partial to food, she studied psychology.
Now retired from a career as a psychotherapist and college professor, she spends most of her time in an alternate universe with her characters.
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K.B. Owen taught college English for nearly two decades at universities in Connecticut and Washington, DC, and holds a doctorate in 19th century British literature.
A mystery lover ever since she can remember, she drew upon her teaching experiences in creating her amateur sleuth, Professor Concordia Wells.
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Kirsten Weiss grew up in San Mateo, California. After getting her MBA, she joined the Peace Corps, starting an international career that took her around the fringes of the defunct USSR and into the Afghan war zone. Her experiences abroad not only gave her glimpses into the darker side of human nature, but also sparked an interest in the effects of mysticism and mythology, and how both are woven into our daily lives.
She writes paranormal mysteries, blending her experiences and imagination to create a vivid world of magic and mayhem.
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Now retired after teaching high school English for twenty-seven years, Vinnie Hansen lives in Santa Cruz, California with her husband, artist Daniel S. Friedman, and their very spoiled cat Lolie.
A Claymore Award finalist, Vinnie has had her short stories appear in Porter Gulch Review, Transfer Literary Magazine, Lake Region Review, phren-Z, Web Mystery Magazine, Crime & Suspense, Alchemy, several Sisters in Crime anthologies, and Santa Cruz Noir, part of Akashic Books’ famous noir series. Her short short won the Golden Donut Award from the Writers’ Police Academy.
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Gilian Baker is a former writing and literature professor who finally threw in the towel and decided to just show ‘em how it’s done. She has gone on to forge a life outside of academia by adding blogger & ghostwriter to her CV.
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Sasscer Hill was involved in horse racing as an amateur jockey and racehorse breeder for most of her life. She sets many of her novels against a background of big money, gambling, and horse racing. Her mystery and suspense thrillers have won multiple awards and many award nominations.
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Jessica Dale is the pen name under which mystery author, Kassandra Lamb, writes romantic suspense that is often much darker and grittier than her other stories. (One reader has dubbed her work “edgy.”)
Jessica has been a human resources administrator, psychotherapist, and college professor. She now enjoys writing romantic suspense that will make your spine tingle in more ways than one.
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Candace J. Carter
Candace J. Carter is a mystery author and photographer based in South Carolina. From growing up in a one-horse town (literally) to working for the National Park Service, she’s walked many paths in life. She’s always shared a love of western movies with her father.
Her stories reflect small town life and the feeling of family shared by people in rural communities. Thanks to her father, there’s a bit of the Old West in her stories, too. She’s now retired, and reconnecting with her inner cowboy.
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Liz Boeger’s stint as a swimsuit model peaked in kindergarten. Her fallback career as a mystery author didn’t surface until she hit the mid-century mark. In between, she wrangled children, adults, and the occasional Florida panther as a teacher and school administrator. And that encounter with the U.S. Secret Service may show up in a plot someday.
Her multi-award nominated Moccasin Cove Mystery series is inspired by her childhood near the town of Rattlesnake, Florida.
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JoAnn Bassett grew up in Seattle, but always preferred palm trees to pine trees. She wrote training programs for firefighters for almost twenty years, but always hoped to make a day at the beach an everyday event.
She travels to Hawaii throughout the year, and enjoys writing about life on “the most idyllic islands in the Pacific.”
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