Sue Hinkin is a former college administrator, television news photographer and NBC-TV art department staffer. With a B.A. from St. Olaf College, she completed graduate work at the University of Michigan and was a Cinematography Fellow at the American Film Institute. A long-time L.A. resident, she now lives with her family in Littleton, Colorado. The Burn Patient is her third novel. Other books in the series are Low Country Blood, and Deadly Focus.