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Donis Casey

Donis Casey is the author of 10 Alafair Tucker mysteries. This award-winning series, featuring the sleuthing mother of 10 children, is set in Oklahoma during the booming 1910s. Donis has twice won the Arizona Book Award for her series, and been a finalist for the Willa Award and a seven-time finalist for the Oklahoma Book Award. Her first novel, THE OLD BUZZARD HAD IT COMING, was named an Oklahoma Centennial Book in 2008. Donis is a former teacher, academic librarian and entrepreneur. She lives in Tempe, Arizona.

Annie Hogsett

Annie Hogsett, the author of the Somebody’s Bound to Wind Up Dead mysteries, lives and writes in the City of Cleveland, 10 yards from the shores of Lake Erie. She has never won a $550 million lottery jackpot.

Warren C. Easley

Formerly a research scientist and international business executive, Warren C. Easley lives in Oregon where he writes fiction, tutors GED students, fly fishes and skis. Easley is the author of the Cal Claxton Oregon Mysteries. He received a Kay Snow National Award for fiction in 2012 and was named the Northwest’s Up and Coming Author in 2017, both honors bestowed by Willamette Writers.

Thomas Kies

Author of the Geneva Chase Mystery series, Thomas Kies lives and writes on a barrier island on the coast of North Carolina with his wife, Cindy, and Lilly, their shih-tzu. He has had a long career working for newspapers and magazines, primarily in New England and New York.

Sara E. Johnson

Sara E. Johnson lives in Durham, North Carolina. She worked as a middle-school reading specialist and local newspaper contributor before her husband lured her to New Zealand for a year. Her first novel, MOLTEN MUD MURDER, is the result.

Michael Barson

Michael Barson has worked in book publicity since 1984 at such houses as Doubleday, Pantheon, FSG, G.P. Putnam and (currently) Poisoned Pen Press/Sourcebooks. He is the author of more than a dozen books on popular culture, including RED SCARED!, TEENAGE CONFIDENTIAL (both with Steven Heller), TRUE WEST and LOST, LONELY, & VICIOUS. Barson has a Master’s degree in Popular Culture and a PhD in American Culture from BGSU in Ohio. He has worked with such authors as Kurt Vonnegut, Mickey Spillane, Tom Clancy, Lee Child, Clive Cussler, C.J. Box, Nick Hornby, Robert B.

Carter Wilson

USA Today and #1 Denver Post bestselling author Carter Wilson has written five critically acclaimed, stand-alone psychological thrillers, as well as numerous short stories. He is an ITW Thriller Award finalist, a two-time winner of the Colorado Book Award, and his novels have received multiple starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Booklist and Library Journal. His sixth and latest novel is THE DEAD GIRL IN 2A. 

Maggie Robinson

Maggie Robinson is a former teacher, library clerk and mother of four who woke up in the middle of the night absolutely compelled to create the perfect man and use as many adjectives and adverbs as possible doing so. A transplanted New Yorker, she lives with her not-quite-perfect husband in Maine, where the cold winters are ideal for staying indoors and writing.