A native New Yorker, Marilyn Fisher moved to Virginia and Tennessee as an adult, working as a college English professor of literature and composition and administrator. She is fascinated with everything about horses, having owned, ridden, and bred them. Protecting horses from mistreatment is a recurring theme in her Connie Holt mystery series set in Virginia horse country, and her web site and blog (www.mmfisher.com). She is currently writing the fourth adventure of Connie Holt. In free time, she likes to give talks about the art of literary writing, visit historic houses and art museums, and travel to new places.