Susan Runholt shares a love of art, travel, and feminism with her teenage heroines, but maybe not their nerves of steel! After college, she traveled extensively in Europe and lived in Amsterdam and Paris, working as a bank clerk and an au pair. She’s also been a waitress, a maid, a motel desk clerk, a laundress, a caterer, and eventually the director of programming for South Dakota Public Television. She now lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota, where she is a fund-raising consultant for social service and arts organizations. The Mystery of the Third Lucretia was named a runner-up for the Debut Dagger Award by the Crime Writers’ Association of Great Britain. You can learn more about Susan Runholt at susanrunholt.com.