As a young child, Mary Eldridge was always drawing pictures. Later, she realized that before she learned to write she had used the drawings to tell stories. At age 14 she began writing her first novel and has been writing ever since. Drawn to mysteries, she enjoys the challenge of developing character-driven plots. She lives on a large acreage in Iowa with her husband and two horses. A licensed wildlife rehabilitator, Mary divides her time between working with wildlife, writing, and riding and caring for her horses.