Melissa H. Blaine is a fantasy and mystery writer, Michigander, and curriculum developer. She is a member of Sisters in Crime, the SinC-Guppy chapter, and the Grand Rapids Region Writers Group (GRRWG). Her Sociology degrees have led to many hours researching gravestones, urban legends, and how villains are created in history. When she's not in front of her computer screen, Melissa is off hiking with her (sometimes hell)hound.