The author of the Carol Sabala Mystery Series, Vinnie is a two-time finalists for the Claymore Award and a B.R.A.G. Medallion recipient. Her short stories have appeared in many publications, including SANTA CRUZ NOIR, part of the famous Akashic Books' noir series! Her short short won the Police Writers' Academy 2015 Golden Donut Award. Retired after 27 years of teaching high school English, Vinnie lives in Santa Cruz, California, with her husband, abstract artist Daniel S. Friedman, and their spoiled cat Lolie. For more information, visit www.vinniehansen.com.