Shirley Hailstock, a bestselling, award-winning novelist, is the author of over twenty-nine novels and novellas. Holding a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry from Howard University and a MBA in Chemical Marketing from Fairleigh Dickinson University, she left her job in the pharmaceutical industry and is now a full-time writer. Shirley has held memberships in Sisters in Crime-Central Jersey and the New Jersey Horror Writers. She is also a past president of Romance Writers of America. Shirley lives in New Jersey with her family.