Susan C. Shea spent more than 25 years as an executive in the non-profit world. During her time working and consulting for universities, arts organizations, and a science institute, she directed award-winning communication, public relations, fundraising, and marketing programs. She was an active member of the professional organizations that serve the advancement community. Today, she lives and writes in Marin County, California, where she is a member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and Romance Writers of America. Her debut novel is the first in a series about a 30-something professional woman.