Blanche Manos writes inspirational articles as well as children's and adults' fiction. Her stories have appeared in many periodicals. She also wrote two small volumes about her mother's childhood in early-day Oklahoma. Mysteries are her favorite books to read and to write. GRAVE SHIFT is her second cozy mystery about a mother/daughter sleuth team, co-authored with Barbara Burgess. A retired elementary school teacher, Blanche recently moved from her native Oklahoma to Springdale, Arkansas, to be near her two grandchildren.