Marlene Chabot began writing mysteries in 1995 and has been involved with freelance writing since 2007. She received a B.S. degree in education from St. Cloud State University, an A.A.S. Business Marketing degree from Anoka-Ramsey Community College, and a certificate from the Institute of Children's Literature. She is a resident of Minnesota but likes to head to SW Florida in the winter to soak in the sun, the water, and nature.