Karen Petit is the author of The Shandon Ivy League
Mystery Series, books for children of middle-school
age. The Mystery of the Screecher Creature was the first in the series. Ms. Petit also has written a memoir, A Paw on My Heart, the story of how a horrible divorce led her to a writer's career. A native of North Carolina, the author works in public health at the University of South Carolina and resides in Columbia.