When Cindy Sample was a little girl, her dream was to be a super cool detective like Nancy Drew, racing around town in a sky blue roadster. After realizing her inherent klutziness could be an impediment to becoming a private eye, her new goal was to become a world-renown mystery writer like Agatha Christie. A few decades and diversions later, as a single Mom and CEO, she spent her evenings driving her kids to cheerleading and soccer practice. In a sky blue SUV.

Cindy finally decided plotting murder would be far more entertaining than plodding through paperwork. Her national bestselling mystery series, described as Erma Bombeck meets Agatha Christie, features single soccer mom, Laurel McKay. The series, set in the California Gold Country, includes Dying for a Date, Dying for a Dance, Dying for a Daiquiri, Dying for a Dude, Dying for a Donut, Dying for a Diamond, Dying for a Deal and Dying for a Double. Cindy loves her research!

Cindy is a five-time nominee for the LEFTY Award for Best Humorous Mystery, a two-time SILVER FALCHION Finalist for Best Traditional Mystery, a 2015 NEXT GENERATION Finalist in Humor and Mystery, and the winner of the 2011 Northern California Publishers & Authors’ Fiction Award. She is active in Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America and Romance Writers of America.

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