Jacki Lyon holds a master’s degree in Education with a concentration in English and a master’s degree in Health Planning and Administration. She teaches writing and literature courses at Xavier University. Although The Marriage of Silence and Sin is her first novel, she is a published poet who views writing as “a passionate exploration seeking to uncover the internal and external factors that shape the human condition.” She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, with her husband, Michael, and her two daughters, and is currently at work on her second manuscript.
The Marriage of Silence and Sin is the winner of the SILVER MEDAL for the 2011 Independent Publisher Book Awards for mystery/suspense. The plot-driven story takes an electric ride from the sleepy banks of the Ohio to Ciudad Juarez, unfolding a grisly mystery. A quirky British literature professor and an uptight lawyer try to uncover the horrific truth behind the alleged suicide of a close friend.