About the author

Paul Austin Ardoin

<p>Paul Austin Ardoin is a California native who put his degree in creative writing degree to use&mdash;by authoring marketing materials for computer security companies for the better part of two decades. <em>The Reluctant Coroner</em> is his first novel. He has published short fiction and humorous essays in <em>Bottomfish</em> and <em>Sweet Fancy Moses.</em> When he&rsquo;s not writing novels or trying to save the world through better computer security, Paul plays keyboards in a dance rock band. He lives in the Sacramento area with his wife, two teenagers, and a menagerie of animals.</p>