Like many fans of history and pop culture, Mercedes King has had a life-long admiration for the Kennedys, as well as an interest in conspiracy theories. With a B.A. in Criminology from Capital University and a passion for writing, she meshed her skills to create O! Jackie, a story that explores Jackie Kennedy's private life and blends fact with fiction. Most recently, she's launched The Kennedy Chronicles, a series of short stories that depicts Jackie and the Kennedys before the Camelot era. A founding member of Sisters in Crime Columbus, Ohio, she writes in a variety of genres and is currently at work on her next book.