Alison Gordon, a journalist and broadcaster for twenty years, was the first woman on the American League beat when she covered the Toronto Blue Jays for the Toronto Star. Author of Foul Balls: Five Years in the American League, Gordon published her first Kate Henry mystery, The Dead Pull Hitter, in 1988, followed by Safe at Home, Night Game, Striking Out, and, in 1997, Prairie Hardball. She has been president of PEN Canada and of the Crime Writers of Canada, and the North American vice-president of the International Association of Crime Writers.
Alison Gordon lives in Toronto. She is at work on her next novel.