Meredith Cole won the St. Martin's Press/Malice Domestic Best First Mystery competition, and her novel Posed for Murder was nominated for an Agatha Award for Best First Mystery Novel. She teaches writing at UVA and WriterHouse.
L. P. Hoffman, author of Shadow of the Piper, has experienced the dark side of Caribbean culture, survived war in the Middle East, traveled the world, and moved among Washington insiders. She writes culturally relevant stories born of experience.
Sarah Kennedy, author of The Altarpiece, teaches Renaissance Literature and Creative Writing at Mary Baldwin College. The Altarpiece, the first in the Cross and the Crown series, is a historical mystery set during the reign of Henry VIII.