About the AuthorLaura Belgrave is a writer turned editor turned writer again, whose career path has taken her from the "murder and mayhem" side of the newspaper business to the gentle corridors of the children's book publishing industry. She's worked both as a reporter and editor for several major Florida daily newspapers and later was managing editor of a children's book publisher that specialized in the book fair market. The online writing community may be particularly acquainted with her through The Slush Pile, a web site she maintained for aspiring authors until professional and personal obligations made too many demands on her time. Now, as a freelancer, she works across industry and genre fields, and looks forward to the February release of her first novel, In the Spirit of Murder. You can learn more about Laura and her most recent work at her publisher's web site, Silver Dagger.