About the author

R. Marquez

<p>R. MARQUEZ resides in the Pacific Northwest, a place that inspired her to create the fictional city of Couper, Washington, located across the Columbia River from Portland, Oregon.</p><p>She was brought to the region in a similar fashion as her main character in the <strong>Matty Cruz Adventure</strong> series, and, like Matty, she had to reinvent herself quickly&mdash;but in a less colorful way.</p><p>Now that she has finished the <strong>Matty Cruz Adventure</strong> series, she is working on the <strong>Carol Karuso Mystery</strong> series.</p><p>R. Marquez&rsquo;s short stories have been published in various magazines.</p>