LOUISE ANN BARTON is a master storyteller from a family of Cherokee master storytellers. She has an MA in education, a minor in law, and a Master Gardeners' Certification. She has authored both fiction and non-fiction, web and newspaper articles, novels, short stories, flash fiction, children's stories, plays, and is an award-winning poet. She edits musical CD inserts and is a ghostwriter. After a lifetime in NYC, she retired to the Pine Barrens with her faithful feline companion.
Known as "the Mistress of the Scary", her works are noted for being page turners, containing thrills and chills.
In addition to THE MERRY CHRISTMAS MURDERS, she has written a series of books on the NJ Pine Barrens, containing Piney lore, poems, recipes, and scary stories. The Piney books are carried in the Ocean County Libraries, and the gift shops of Tuckerton Seaport and the Pinelands Preservation Alliance (NJ).