Mike Befeler

In the May, 2008, issue of the AARP Bulletin Mike Befeler was identified as one of four authors in a new emerging mystery sub-genre. Harlan Coben, president of Mystery Writers of America stated, “We’ve just scratched the surface on geezer-lit. It could be the next frontier in crime fiction.” Mike turned his attention to fiction writing after a career in high technology marketing. His debut novel, RETIREMENT HOMES ARE MURDER, was published January, 2007. The second novel in his Paul Jacobson Geezer-lit Mystery Series, LIVING WITH YOUR KIDS IS MURDER, appeared April, 2009 and was nominated for the Lefty Award for the best humorous mystery of 2009. The third book in the series, SENIOR MOMENTS ARE MURDER, was released August, 2011. The fourth book in the series, CRUISING IN YOUR EIGHTIES IS MURDER, was published December, 2012. The fifth book in the series, CARE HOMES ARE MURDER, was published June, 2013. The sixth book in the series, NURSING HOMES ARE MURDER, was published May, 2014. He also has a paranormal private investigator mystery, THE V V AGENCY (published April, 2012), a paranormal geezer-lit mystery, THE BACK WING (published August 2013), a theater mystery, MYSTERY OF THE DINNER PLAYHOUSE (published January 2015), and a non-fiction biography, FOR LIBERTY (published May 2015), a historical mystery, MURDER ON THE SWITZERLAND TRAIL (published October 2015) and a sports mystery, COURT TROUBLE, A PLATFORM TENNIS MYSTERY (published August 2016)


Catherine Dilts

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Catherine Dilts is the author of the Rock Shop Mystery series, while her short stories appear regularly in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine. With a day job as an environmental regulatory technician, Catherine’s stories often have environmental or factory-based themes. Others reflect her love of the Colorado mountains, fishing, and running. Catherine caught mountain fever after a childhood vacation in Rocky Mountain National Park. Determined to give up her flat–lander ways, she moved from Oklahoma to Colorado where she lives with her husband. In her spare time, she attempts to lure wild donkeys to her property in the mountains.


Bill Brooks

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Bill Brooks is the author of 23 novels including the critically acclaimed THE STONE GARDEN: THE EPIC LIFE OF BILLY THE KID, BONNIE & CLYDE: A LOVE STORY and, PRETTY BOY: THE EPIC LIFE OF PRETTY BOY FLOYD. In December 2010 The Stone Garden: The Epic Life of Billy the Kid was named one of the top ten westerns of the decade by Booklist. Bill is also a writing instructor and has taught Novel Writing workshops at the famed Chautauqua Institute, Writers of the Flathead, Pikes Peak Writer’s Conference, North Carolina Literary Mountain Fest and many others. Bill has also published short stories and recently his first collection of poems, The Fiction of Adultery & Other Poems. Bill’s publishers have included, Dell, Harper Collins, Kensington, Walker & Co., M.Evans, and, 5 Star.


Richard J. Cass

Richard Cass is the author of Solo Act, the first volume in the Elder Darrow series. In Solo Time is the prequel to that book, the origin story for Elder and his friend, Boston Homicide detective Dan Burton. Cass’s short fiction has won prizes from magazines like Redbook, Writers’ Digest, and Playboy. His first collection of stories was called Gleam of Bone. He is active with the Maine Crime Writers group, which blogs at Maine Crime Writers and serves on the board of Mystery Writers of America’s New England chapter. He lives in Cape Elizabeth, Maine with his wife Anne and a Maine Coon cat named Tinker, where he writes full time.


Jay Ruud

Jay Ruud is the retired Chair of the English Department at the University of Central Arkansas and former Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Northern State University. His Ph.D. in medieval literature turned him into an avid fan of the legends of King Arthur, and kindled a passion in him for retelling those stories in his own way. He has an awesome wife, two grownup children of whom he is unspeakably proud, and four spectacular grandchildren to match his four unruly dogs. He loves Chaucer, Dante, and Tolkien. In addition to all of this, he is a lifetime Cubs fan who finally lived to see a world series, he hopes one day to visit Antarctica, has played Ebenezer Scrooge and Lady Bracknell on stage, and believes that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone.