English major and former librarian, I’m a lifelong reader of just about anything in print. I read widely, but my favorite genres are cozy mysteries and post-apocalyptic novels. From one extreme to the other, eh? I’m not a fan of romance or erotica, and I’ve developed a taste for independent writers since acquiring a Kobo e-reader and Kindle. Some of my absolutely favorite books and authors are Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel, Florida natives Carl Hiaasen and Tim Dorsey, The Passage trilogy by Justin Cronin, Molly Fitz’s Pet Whisperer PI series, Sue Grafton’s Alphabet series, Martha Grimes’ Richard Jury novels, Elizabeth George’s Lyndley/Havers mysteries, Ben Winters’ Last Policeman trilogy, M.C. Beaton’s Agatha Raisin series, and organizing books, which have yet to tame my mayhem. I also read children’s books to de-stress. I beta-read for several authors, but have no fiction-writing aspirations of my own; I can’t make up a story to save my life.