Joyce Zeller is a longtime resident of Eureka Springs who has been involved in town matters for years. She's served five years on the city council, four years on the City Advertising and Promotion Commission and for a short time as interim marketing director. This is her first published novel. One of her novellas, Christmas for Annabel, a holiday romance, is available as an e-book. She is an aromatherapist and a perfumer and had a fragrance shop in Eureka Springs for thirty years. In real life, before coming to Eureka Springs, she wrote a weekly cooking column for a chain of suburban newspapers near Chicago, Illinois.