Lynn Wallace lived in Costa Rica several years as a boy, and after receiving an MA in English-Fiction Writing from
Tony Simmons is a Florida boy. He’s the assistant managing editor for news at The News Herald in Panama City,
Margaret Coel is the New York Times best-selling author of the acclaimed Wind River mystery series set among the Arapahos on Wyoming's Wind River Reservation and featuring Jesuit priest Father John O'Malley and Arapaho attorney Vicky Holden. The latest is EYE OF THE WOLF (Sep '05).
Before Michael Lister became a full-time writer in 2000, he was the youngest chaplain within the Florida Department
Jim Huang is the current publisher of The Drood Review , considered by many to be the mystery genre's most comprehensive and trusted source of information about new books (for over 20 years). He's also the mastermind behind Crum Creek Press, publishing everything from reprints of earlier mystery novels to critical works germane to the genre. The Drood Review has won the American Mystery Award for best fan publication and was also twice-nominated for an Anthony Award in a similar category. And two books edited by Jim Huang and published by Crum Creek Press have won multiple awards. His "They Died in Vain: Overlooked, Underappreciated and Forgotten Mystery Novels" won an Anthony Award, Agatha Award, and Macavity Award for best nonfiction. And, his "100 Favorite Mysteries of the Century: Selected by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association" won Anthony and Agatha awards in the same category.
Mary Anna Evans has degrees in physics and engineering, but her heart is in the past. Her series character, Faye Longchamp, lives the exciting life of an archaeologist, and Mary Anna envies her a little. The first Faye Longchamp novel, Artifacts , won the Benjamin Franklin award for the best mystery novel published by a small press in 2003. It also won the Florida Historical Society's Patrick D. Smith Florida Literature Award, and it was recognized by the Voice of Young America (VOYA) as an "Adult Mystery with Young Adult Appeal." Mary Anna is very proud of being recognized for writing a good page-turner for people of all ages while, at the same time, getting the historical facts right.
For the incurably curious, Mary Anna's first published work, her master's thesis, was entitled A Modeling Study of the NH 3 -NO-O 2 Reaction Under the Operating Conditions of a Fluidized Bed Combustor. Like her mysteries, it was also a factual page-turner but, no, it's not available online. She turned to from engineering to fiction after the birth of her third child prompted a shift in focus from managing hazardous wastes to preparing balanced meals. Unfortunately, she has yet to acquire the knack of laundry management. Writing lets her indulge her passion for history and literature and science and everything else that goes into a good book. Simply put, crafting a novel is fun. Mary Anna lives in Gainesville, Florida with her husband, three children, and a cat.
Terry Lewis , a native of North Florida and a trial judge since 1988, knows his legal and geographical territory and his taut courtroom procedurals ring with authenticity. Both CONFLICT OF INTEREST (1997) and PRIVILEGED INFORMATION (2003) are set in Tallahassee and feature unlikely law partners, Paul Morganstein and Ted Stevens. He is hard at work on his third novel. Terry lives in Tallahassee with his wife Fran and their cat, Buffy. They have one daughter, Angie, who is away at school.