Joyce and Jim Lavene are a married writing couple who live in North Carolina with their family. They get help from their cat, Quincy, and their big puppy, Rudi, who they rescued in 2010. They have been writing together since 1994 and published since 1999. 2010 marked their 60th book in print. They enjoy writing mysteries but are at home with fantasy, romance and non-fiction. They both worked at their local newspaper,The Weekly Post. They worked there from 2005 to 2012. They are active in Sisters-in-Crime and Mystery Writers of America and Jim is the chapter president of SinC Triad, Murder We Write. In their free time, they enjoy being with they 3 kids and 5 grand kids.