Judy Volhart graduated from Montreal’s Dawson College Retail Management program with a firm understanding that she hated the retail industry and a resolution to never work in that field. Today she manages a health and dental insurance claims department. Judy started writing her first novel at the age of fifteen, and her second during her twenties, but never completed either work. In her thirties, she wrote a children’s novel, then in her forties switched to the mystery genre. The combination of mysteries, romance and food are the perfect fit for her quirky sense of humor and writing style. Judy currently resides in Ottawa, Canada, and much the same as her character Amalia Kis, she enjoys wine, cheese and salamis. When she’s not eating, drinking or writing, Judy enjoys traveling, walking and cycling.