Claire Matturro: Smugglers, Trouble, and Hurricanes

Raised on “tales of errant, unhinged kin, whiskey-making, and the War Between the States,“ award-winning author Claire Hamner Matturro dreamed of being a novelist. Unfortunately, other needs–for example, gainful and steady employment–took precedence. She worked as a newspaper reporter, a lawyer, and a university professor before the siren song of storytelling finally lured her back … More Claire Matturro: Smugglers, Trouble, and Hurricanes

Donna Andrews: The Falcon Always Wings Twice

I first met Donna Andrews when we served on the national board of Mystery Writers of America together. I was a regional president, which made me an automatic member of the national board. She was the board’s Executive Vice President, an often-thankless job that entails an immense amount of work and responsibility. Donna served multiple … More Donna Andrews: The Falcon Always Wings Twice

Larissa Reinhart: An Intrepid World Traveler with Georgia on Her Mind

Since there’s no way to top the bio on┬áLarissa Reinhart‘s website, I’ll share a taste of it with you here. It starts like this: Larissa considers herself lucky to have taught English in Japan, escaped a ferocious monkey in Thailand, studied archaeology in Egypt, and survived teaching high school history in the US. However, adopting … More Larissa Reinhart: An Intrepid World Traveler with Georgia on Her Mind

Carolyn Haines: Writer, Teacher, Animal Lover, Prankster

I met Carolyn Haines at an MWA-University in Atlanta, Georgia, and was immediately charmed by her humor, her down-to-earth attitude, and her huge heart. She runs an animal rescue and, when she’s not writing and teaching university classes, spends most of her time (and money) caring for needy dogs, cats, and horses. And she’s a … More Carolyn Haines: Writer, Teacher, Animal Lover, Prankster