Cynthia A. Graham was born in St. Louis, Missouri. As a child she spent every weekend and vacation in the cotton belt of Missouri where she grew to love the mystery and beauty of the stark, Delta Plain. Cynthia graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Missouri St. Louis with a B.A. in English. She has won several awards for her short stories and has been published in a number of anthologies. Behind Every Door is the sequel to her first novel, Beneath Still Waters, also featuring Sheriff Hick Blackburn.