Teresa Fannin, reader first, lover of dark chocolate and Irish whiskey, tennis player and writer of middle grade mysteries, science fiction and young adult historical non-fiction. A long time member of Murder We Write, she is former corporate type A with an MBA from Pepperdine University in Los Angeles . Now Regional Advisor Emerita, The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Carolinas [SCBWI C]. You can find her occasionally musing at Write Early, Write Often, Write Something! about books, life and the art and craft of writing for children.