Laura Alden grew up in southwestern Michigan and graduated from Eastern Michigan University in the 80's with a (mostly unused) Bachelor of Science degree in geology.
Except for a year in Connecticut, she's lived in the Midwest all her life. Currently, Laura and her husband share their house with two very strange cats. When Laura isn't writing her next book, she's working at her day job, reading, yanking weeds out of her garden, or doing some variety of skiing. She's fond of long soaks in the tub, redraspberries, and deep blue skies.
Laura's debut novel, "Murder at the PTA," was nominated for an Agatha Award, Best First Novel. The fourth book in the PTA Mystery series, "Curse of the PTA," will be released in April 2013.