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Fran Stewart lives a dual life. She is a free-lance editor
during the day and a mystery writer at night. Her Biscuit
McKee mystery series, set in a small Georgia town, features
a middle-aged librarian and Marmalade, the orange and white
resides with an assortment of rescued cats beside a creek
on the back side of Hog Mountain, just northeast of Atlanta.
She donates a portion of all proceeds from her book sales
to the Humane Society and the Gorilla Foundation.
has been writing both fiction and nonfiction for over twenty
years. He has two published novels in the Pastor Wilson mystery
series, Blinded by Darkness and A Wicked Good Day, several
nonfiction works, and has contributed to several anthologies,
including Dying in a Winter Wonderland, Seven by Seven, Never
Safe, and By the Chimney With Care. He has also published
over 160 short articles and stories in newspapers and magazines.
He teaches creative writing classes at the Harris Arts Center
in Calhoun, GA, and has been a presenter at numerous conferences,
including the Harriette Austin Conferences and Killer Nashville.
Tony is also the owner and chief editor of a small-press publishing
house, Wolfmont LLC. He is an active member of the Southeast
chapter of Mystery Writers of America (SEMWA) where he served
two terms as vice-president.
Parker is the author of A Good Excuse to Be Bad, book 1 and
Someone Bad and Something Blue, book 2 in the Angel Crawford
Series. She has been featured in the Atlanta Journal Constitution,
RT Book Reviews Magazine and Publishers Weekly, The 2011 The
Decatur Book Festival, and the 2011 Atlanta Press Club Holiday
Author Party. She is also the Social Media/Marketing Head
for the ITW Debut Authors Program and a contributing editor
to The Big Thrill. She resides with her family in Georgia
near a horse ranch and her daughter's Girl Scout Troop. Visit
her at www.mirandaparker.com
Scott Morgan was the Senior Investigator for the Fulton County
Medical Examiner's Office in Atlanta, Georgia for fourteen
years, managing a staff of 11 medicolegal death investigators
while maintaining a personal caseload of 200-300 deaths per
year. Prior to his work at the Fulton County ME, Morgan was
the Senior Investigator with Jefferson Parish Coroner's Office
in New Orleans.
Since beginning his current tenure as an Assistant Professor
of Criminal Justice and Forensics at North Georgia College
and State University, Morgan has been instrumental in establishing
the first concentration in Investigative Forensics for the
University System of Georgia. Morgan has focused heavily on
ongoing research pertaining to the American Coroner System,
and is today regarded as one of the leading experts on Coroner
training in America. He holds a Master of Forensic Sciences
Degree. Morgan is the author of Blood Beneath My Feet: The
Journey of a Southern Investigator by Feral House Publishers.
Though he grew up in a suburb north of Chicago, Brandon Massey
now calls Atlanta home. His first book, Thunderland, was self-published,
but was later revised and published by Kensington Publishing
Corp. in 2002. Since then Massey has added such thrilling novels
as Dark Corner, The Other Brother, Vicious, Cornered, and Don't
Ever Tell. He has also published a collection of short stories,
Twisted Tales, and several anthologies, Dark Dreams, The Ancestors,
and Voices from the Other Side. His newest suspense thriller
is entitled Covenant.
Midnight Caller, the first book in the Chasing Evil trilogy,
is a finalist in the 2012 International Thriller Awards for
Best First Novel. Her second book in the series is Midnight
Fear, and the third, released in February 2012 is entitled,
Edge of Midnight.
Leslie has membership with Romance Writers of America, International
Thriller Writers, The Authors Guild, and Mystery Writers of
America. She lives in Atlanta with her husband, Robert, and
their standard poodle, Tori.
of being a spy, FBI or CIA agent has led author Cheryl Ritzel
to a double life. By day she is a beloved mild mannered middle
school teacher, but at night she dons her trench coat and
fedora and takes to the street investigating crimes and righting
wrongs. Armed with real time knowledge of SWAT Team Tactics,
weaponry, and forensics, Cheryl is able to add depth and credibility
to the character of her Private Investigator, Paul Grey. Cheryl's
mystery novels include Beginning's Luck, and Runner's High
in the Paul Grey series.
background in the medical field served as a great reference
for her novel Vengeance in Blood. She was employed in the
medical and pharmaceutical industry for more than twenty years.
She is originally from Alabama, but currently lives in Atlanta.
Vengeance in Blood is her first novel. Visit the author at
Cook is a Smyrna resident who has written short stories, poetry,
children's books and novels which includes her southern mystery,
entitled Murder, Magnolias and Mansions
Kirkpatrick Kennedy has been an active member of Sisters in
Crime for many years. She has served as president, vice president,
treasurer and more for the Atlanta Chapter. She has written
several mysteries, has an agent she loves and respects, and
looks forward to the day one of her books sells.
a native Californian now living in Atlanta with her brilliant
better half, one perfect dog, and two deranged cats. Winner
of the 2012 Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers' Colorado Gold
for Mystery, and a finalist for both the 2012 Claymore and
Daphne Du Maurier Awards, VR's short fiction has appeared
in Mysterical-E, Spinetingler, and Vine Leaves Literary Journal.
At present she is researching her third novel while pondering
a fourth. VR is a member of both Mystery Writers of America