A lover of puzzles and perhaps a bit too nosey about other people's lives, author Dorothy St. James is a former Folly Beach beach bum. She now lives in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina with her husband, precocious daughter, slightly (OK, terribly) needy dogs, and the friendliest cat you'd ever meet. Author of a dozen novels, Dorothy enjoys writing both cozy mysteries and romance. Her works have been nominated for many awards including: the Southern Independent Bookseller's Alliance Southern Book Prize, Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award, National Reader's Choice Award, and The Romance Reviews Today Perfect 10! Award.