A retired Air Force intelligence officer, Laura DiSilverio is the national bestselling and award-winning author of 21 mystery, suspense and young adult sci-fi novels. Her series include the Swift Investigations PI series (Minotaur), Ballroom Dance Mysteries (writing as Ella Barrick), Southern Beauty Shop Mysteries (writing as Lila Dare), Mall Cop Mysteries and Readaholics Book Club Mysteries (both Berkeley Prime Crime). Library Journal named her standalone suspense novel, Close Call, one of the Top Five mysteries of 2016, and The Reckoning Stones (2015) won the Colorado Book Award for Mystery in 2016. Incubation, the first book of her young adult dystopian trilogy is an Amazon bestseller. A Past President of Sisters in Crime, she speaks and teaches widely on writing craft, the publishing life, and intelligence analysis. Recently an empty nester, she plots murders in Colorado and resists (mostly) the urge to be a long-distance helicopter parent for her college kids.