Richard W. Browne lives outside Richmond, Virginia, the setting of much of BRANNON'S CHOICE. He has worked as a commercial writer, specializing in finance and employee benefits. His fiction has appeared in mystery magazines such as Red Herring Mystery Magazine. BRANNON'S CHOICE is his first published novel. Another work, A CORPSE IS A CORPSE, was a finalist in the 1998 Malice Domestic contest, and is represented by a literary agent.