Lois Schmitt has been a mystery fan since she read her first Nancy Drew novel. She combines a love of mysteries with a love of animals in her series featuring wildlife reporter Kristy Farrell, Monkey Business, Something Fishy, 2nd Runner Up for the Killer Nashville Claymore Award, and Playing Possum, published by Encircle in December, 2021.
Lois is a member of several wildlife conservation and humane organizations, as well Mystery Writers of America. She worked for many years as a freelance writer and is the author of Smart Spending, a consumer education book for young adults. She previously served as media spokesperson for a local consumer affairs agency and currently teaches at Nassau Community College on Long Island.
Lois lives in Massapequa, New York, with her family, which includes a 120-pound Bernese Mountain Dog. This dog bears a striking resemblance to Archie, a dog of many breeds, featured in her Kristy Farrell Mystery Series. To learn more, follow Lois Schmitt on Facebook and Lois Schmitt Mysteries on Instagram.