Hailey Lind is the pseudonym for two sisters, one an artist and the other a historian. Together, we write the Art Lover's Mystery Series.
One-half of Hailey, Julie Goodson-Lawes, is a San Francisco Bay Area muralist and portrait painter with her own faux finishing and design business. Before pursuing art full time Julie worked as a waitress, an anthropologist, an ESL teacher, and a family therapist. A California native, she graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a major in Latin American studies before earning Masters' Degrees in Anthropology and Social Welfare from the State University of New York at Albany. She has published several non-fiction articles on immigration, as well as one book-length translation, and has lived in Mexico, Spain, Italy, the Philippines, and France. As Juliet Blackwell, Julie writes the Witchcraft Mystery series and the Haunted Home Renovation series. She resides in Oakland, California, where she loves to paint and garden, and mostly fails at housework. Julie also sits on the boards of Northern California Sisters in Crime and Mystery Writers of America. See some examples of her artwork at www.truefauxdesigns.com.
Carolyn J. Lawes received a BA in History from the University of Santa Clara, and, after a brief and remarkably unhappy sojourn as a Personnel Assistant in the Silicon Valley, earned an MA and a PhD in History from UC Davis. She taught in Paris for a year and traveled extensively before becoming an Associate Professor of History at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, where she specializes in American women's history. Carolyn has published numerous academic articles and reviews and one major book, Women and Reform in a New England Community, 1815-1860. She has won both college and university teaching awards, and was voted "Favorite Professor" in 1996. She lives with her partner and several rescued dogs and cats in Norfolk, Virginia, where she spends her spare time reading and coming up with new mystery plots.