About the author

Monica Shaughnessy

<p> Monica Shaughnessy has a flair for creating characters and plots larger than her home state of Texas. Most notably, she&#39;s the author of the Cattarina Mysteries, a cozy mystery series starring Edgar Allan Poe&#39;s real-life cat companion. Ms. Shaughnessy has seven books in print, including two young adult suspense novels, a middle grade superhero novel, an Easter picture book, a cozy mystery novella, and numerous short stories. Customers have praised her work time and again, calling it &quot;unique and creative,&quot; &quot;fresh and original,&quot; and &quot;very well written.&quot; If you&#39;re looking for something outside the mainstream, you&#39;ll find it in her prose. When she&#39;s not slaying adverbs and tightening plots, she&#39;s walking her rescue dogs, goofing around with her family, or going back to the grocery store for the hundredth time because she forgot milk.</p> <p> The best way to learn about her books is to join her mailing list, which can be found on her website: www.monicashaughnessy.com. You&#39;ll receive advance release notices, special discounts, and the occasional ARC.</p>