Ellen Larson’s first story appeared in Yankee Magazine in 1971. She has since sold stories to Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine (a Barry Award finalist) and Bloodroot Literary Magazine and is the author of the NJ Mysteries, The Hatch and Brood of Time and Unfold the Evil, featuring a sleuthing reporter. Her current book is In Retrospect, a dystopian mystery (Carefully crafted whodunit— Publishers Weekly starred review; Cleverly structured mix of science fiction and mystery— Booklist). Larson lived for seventeen years in Egypt, where she worked as a language editor and developed a love of different cultures. She is the editor of the Poisoned Pencil, the YA mystery imprint of Poisoned Pen Press. These days she lives in an off-grid cabin in upstate New York, enjoying the solitude.