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Educator, historian, faculty developer by day... writer by night...
I've had a morbid curiosity about murder in seventeenth-century England ever since grad school, in those days before I earned my Ph.D. in history. The ephemera from the archives--tantalizing true accounts of the fantastic and the strange--inspired my historical mysteries.
Born and raised in Philadelphia, I live outside Chicago now, with my husband and two sons. Represented by David Hale Smith of Inkwell Management, my first novel, A Murder at Rosamund's Gate (Minotaur/ St.Martin's Press, 2013) was shortlisted for the Sue Feder Historical Mystery (Macavity) Award. My second novel, From the Charred Remains (Minotaur/St. Martin's Press), was shortlisted for a Lovey and recently nominated for the LCC Bruce Alexander Historical Mystery Award. My third novel, The Masque of a Murderer, will be released in April 2015.
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