Valerie Bronwen is a retired journalist and former writing instructor from New Orleans. Her first published short story, "The Other Side of the Mirror," appeared in the anthology Women of the Dark Streets. Valerie is long time fan of the mystery genre. Slash and Burn is her first novel, and she is working on a follow-up in her home on Coliseum Square in New Orleans.
Two years ago, Ariel Montgomery left her wife and ran away from the beautiful estate of Sea Oats after an enormous argument. Older and wiser now, Ariel has returned to Sea Oats to try to save her marriage—only there is something sinister going on at Sea Oats.