Gary Alexander has written nearly a score of novels, including Loot, fourth in the mystery series featuring comic Buster Hightower. Disappeared, the first in the series, has been optioned to Universal Studios. And Dragon Lady, his Vietnam novel, was recently published. He's written 150+ short stories and sold travel articles to 6 major dailies. One story appeared in Best American Mystery Stories 2010, another in Ice Cold, last year's Mystery Writers of America anthology. Alexander is a nonsmoking, nondrinking vegetarian. He does, however, abuse caffeine and chocolate. His website is www.garyralexander.com.