Susan C. Richards: Susan Richards was born in Omaha, Nebraska and has spent most of her life in the Midwest. She has lived in Iowa, Colorado, Texas and Minnesota.She has a BA in Elementary Education, a Master's in Education from the College of St. Scholastica and has completed graduate work in the field of Special Education from Seattle University and Learning Technology from the University of St. Thomas. She spent three years as a classroom teacher, but has also worked in a variety of businesses over the years. One of her favorite jobs was writing greeting cards.After graduate school, she moved to the Pacific Northwest for a time, later returning to Northern Minnesota to be closer to her family. Every winter, she wonders what the hell she was thinking.Write to Die, which takes place in southern Missouri, is the first in her Jessica Kallan series.