Marja McGraw

Marja McGraw, born and raised in Southern California, is a true Californian. Her family traces back to the 1850's in Los Angeles. She worked in both criminal and civil law enforcement for several years before relocating to Northern Nevada, where she worked for the Nevada Department of Transportation. She also lived in Oregon where she worked for the Jackson County Sheriff's Office and owned her own business, a Tea Room/Antique Store. Her next stop was Wasilla, Alaska. The draw to Northern Nevada was strong, and she eventually returned.

Marja wrote a weekly column for a small newspaper in No. Nevada and she was the editor for the Sisters in Crime Internet Newsletter for a year and a half.

She has appeared on the morning news in Reno, Nevada, and Laughlin, Nevada. She's also been a guest on several radio and Internet radio shows.

Starting with Secrets of Holt House, A Mystery, Marja followed up with A Well-Kept Family Secret - A Sandi Webster Mystery and the beginning of a series. She eventually began a second series beginning with Bogey Nights - A Bogey Man Mystery.

She says that each of her mysteries contains a little humor, a little romance and A Little Murder!, and that her books concentrate on the characters and solving the crime rather than the crime itself.

She currently lives in Vancouver, Washington.