portrait.red.color2013Laurie Wood Sterbens is a former newspaper food editor and graduate of the Seton Hill University Master of Fine Arts in Writing Popular Fiction program. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Arkansas in Little Rock, and worked as a reporter, editor, columnist and designer for newspapers in Arkansas and Florida.

She recently completed her first novel, a cozy mystery featuring a newspaper food editor, along with murder, greed, corruption, romance, comedy, brownies, wacky relatives and Halloween costumes.

A member of Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime, she lives in Florida with her husband and son.