Los Angeles native and award-winning author JERI WESTERSON writes the critically acclaimed Crispin Guest Medieval Mysteries, historical novels, paranormal romance (including the upcoming BOOKE OF THE HIDDEN series), and the Skyler Foxe LGBT Mysteries. To date, her medieval mysteries have garnered twelve national award nominations, from the Agatha to the Shamus, and her LGBT mysteries have received four Best Top Pick nods. Booklist said of her latest Crispin Guest Medieval Mystery A MAIDEN WEEPING, “There are plenty of mysteries set in the medieval era, but the Crispin Guest series sets itself apart from the crowd by its gritty, noirish atmosphere and the author’s writing style, straight out of Hammett and Chandler. ” Jeri is former president of the SoCal chapter of Mystery Writers of America, former vice president for the Los Angeles chapter of Sisters in Crime, and former president of the Orange County chapter of Sisters in Crime. In 2013 she served as co-chair for the joint SinC-LA and SoCalMWA California Crime Writer’s Conference. She frequently guest lectures on medieval history at local colleges and museums, and lives in southern California with her home-brewing husband, a complacent desert tortoise, and 40,000 bees. Her website JeriWesterson.com is chock full of fun stuff including discussion guides, a series book trailer, maps, and more.