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Bestselling writer Charlaine Harris was born in Tunica, Mississippi on November 25, 1951. She attended Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. Harris wrote poetry and plays before beginning to publish mysteries set in the American South. The first book in her Aurora Teagarden series, Real Murders, was nominated in 1990 for an Agatha Award for Best Novel. Harris's Southern Vampire series features as its main character Sookie Stackhouse, a psychic Louisiana barmaid who has romantic relationships with supernatural beings. In 2001, the first book in the series, Dead until Dark, won an Anthony Award for Best Paperback Mystery. The series is now a TV show on HBO called True Blood. Harris also writes the Lily Bard series, set in Shakespeare, Arkansas, and the Harper Connelly series, which describes the adventures of a woman who after being struck by lightning can locate dead bodies. Harris is a board member of Mystery Writers of America, a member of the American Crime Writers League, and a past president of the Arkansas Mystery Writers Alliance.
Nalini Singh is passionate about writing. Though she's traveled as far afield as the deserts of China and the temples of Japan, it is the journey of the imagination that fascinates her the most. She's beyond delighted to be able to follow her dream as a writer. Nalini lives and works in beautiful New Zealand. For contact details and to find out more about the Psy-Changeling series, please visit her website.
Ilona Andrews is the pseudonym for a husband-and-wife writing team. Ilona is a native-born Russian and Andrew is a former communications sergeant in the U.S. Army. Contrary to popular belief, Andrew was not an intelligence officer with a license to kill, and Ilona was not the mysterious Russian spy who seduced him. They met in college, in English Composition 101, where Ilona got a better grade. (Andrew is still sore about that.) Andrew and Ilona currently reside in Georgia with their two children and two dogs, one of whom is clearly neurotic and the other who believes herself to be a thirty pound wolf. They are working on Kate Daniels's next adventure.
Meljean Brook was raised in the middle of the woods, and hid under her blankets at night with fairy tales, comic books, and romances. She left the forest and went on a misguided tour through the world of accounting, banking, and a (very) brief teaching career before focusing on her first loves, reading and writing--and she realized that monsters, superheroes, and happily-ever-afters are easily found between the covers, as well as under them, so she set out to make her own. Meljean lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and daughter.