About the Author

Photo of Colorado author Karen A. Morrissey

Karen A. Morrissey grew up in the '60s not with Nancy Drew but Tom Swift Jr. and Robert Heinlein.

Fascinated as a child with all things scientific she grew up to become a nerd. In high school, she learned to use data processing equipment that had ceased production before she was born, grounding her in the history of computers. Her geekhood made it no surprise that she would go on to become a professional software engineer and that her first novel, Fisher King: Percival's Descent, was a science fiction space opera.

Although she recalls reading Encyclopedia Brown stories as a child, her real introduction to mystery was through high school assigned reading of Conan Doyle's The Sign of the Four and The Hound of the Baskervilles, Isaac Asimov's The Naked Sun, and Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None.

A challenge by a co-member of a critique group for everyone in the group to write a Sherlock Holmes story led to her current writing project, a murder mystery featuring a schizophrenic "accidental" sleuth, Evelyn Malsage, who gets caught up in political intrigue.

Originally from Chicago, Karen has called Denver, Colorodo, home since 1982.