Carolyn Haines, a native of Lucedale, Mississippi, is the author of 16 books under the Haines name and 40 Harlequin Intrigues under the pseudonym Caroline Burnes. She is a recipient of a 2009 Richard Wright Award for Literary Excellence and an Alabama State Council on the Arts Writing Fellowship. The ninth book in her popular Sarah Booth Delaney Mississippi Delta mystery series, GREEDY BONES, will be released late June from St. Martin's Minotaur. She is an active animal rescuer and lives on a small Alabama farm with 21 critters--dogs, cats, and horses. She urges all pet owners to spay and neuter to help reduce the suffering of unwanted animals.
Haines is also the recipient of the Harper Lee Award for distinguished Writing. Smarty Bones is the 13th in the Sarah Booth Delaney Mississippi Delta Mystery series and was released in 2013. Booty Bones will be out 2014 to continue the adventures of Sarah Booth and Tinkie. Haines also writes darker, gothic chillers under the name R.B. Chesterton. The Darkling was published Spring 2013. The Seeker will be out March 2014.