J. L. O’Rourke is the pen-name of Jenner Lichtwark, the editor/owner of Millwheel Press. Jenner writes murder mysteries (some with an urban fantasy twist), freeform poems, and stories for children. Her on-going mystery series include the Avi Livingston series set in a Christchurch rock band and the YA urban fantasy Severn series set backstage in Christchurch theatres. Trained as a journalist and sub-editor, Jenner worked in newspapers, radio and as a freelance writer for longer than she cares to remember, as well as some years in administration for a university drama department and a music school. She has a B.A. in Religious Studies specialising in the myth of the Holy Grail. When not writing, Jenner enjoys being in a theatre, either onstage as a singer or backstage where she has been everything from floor crew to stage manager. She lives on a peaceful olive grove in North Canterbury.