Britni Patterson was born and raised in Del Rio, Texas, a small border town in the geographic "armpit" of Texas. She attended the University of Alabama in Huntsville, and NC State University for chemical engineering, but she quickly realized that while she loved it when things went boom, engineering hates booms, and therefore she wasn't meant to be an engineer.
Growing up with a West Texas family prone to "swappin' yarns" that have just enough truth to be possible gave her a love of telling stories, and the ability to laugh at anything. Through a series of hysterically bad decisions that somehow ended for the best, Britni now lives in North Carolina, married to a paramedic who keeps ruining her best murder ideas with "truth", two adorable children, and a healthy respect for serendipity's evil twin.
She is also a member of the Society of Creative Anachronism, where she is known as Mistress Livia Zanna, Order of the Laurel for calligraphy & illumination, is a concert pianist, an avid reader, and tries to raise orchids with dubious success.
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A Thousand Deadly Kisses
Mercy Givens enters the Chili Chompers Cook-Off to stick it to Marlene Givenchy, reigning Chili Chomper Queen, with the best chili an obsessive genius can make. When a Cook-Off judge, who's also Marlene's secret lover, dies after tasting Marlene's chili, Marlene hires Mercy, and her twin sister Justice, to find out who poisoned her chili, putting the twins at the top of the killer's to-do list!
Justice & Mercy
Private detectives, Justice Givens, and her genius twin sister, Mercy, don't take murder cases. But when desperate times call for bad decisions, they agree to find out who framed a drug-addicted debutante for her abusive boyfriend's murder. Mercy's genius and Justice's thirty-eight may not be enough when their Machiavellian murderer teams up with a panicky killer to take them out!
The Illuminator's Palette: A Study of Pre-Seventeenth Century Pigments for Medieval Book Art
A concise compilation of modern research into the pigments used by medieval artists for painting various works of art. This monograph includes a list of 66 pigments along with charts showing their use throughout time, and the locations of use, describes how to mix your own paint with historically accurate binders, and explains the techniques necessary to successfully emulate the medieval artist.
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