Carolyn Haines is the USA Today bestselling author of over 80 books. In 2020, she was inducted into the Alabama Writers Hall of Fame. She was the recipient of the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Alabama Library Association and the Mississippi Writer’s Guild, the Harper Lee Award for Distinguished Writing, the Richard Wright Award for Literary Excellence, as well as the "Best Amateur Sleuth" award by Romantic Times. Haines writes in a number of genres, from cozy mystery to horror and short fiction. She got her start in publishing in romantic mysteries with one savvy black cat detective called Familiar. She's delighted to bring back the first Familiar stories–and to introduce Trouble, son of Familiar, in a delightful new Trouble Cat Mysteries series which features a number of talented authors (and cat lovers!) Haines lives on a small farm in south Alabama with a number of rescue animals. She is an advocate for animals and the environment.