Ann Rule is the author of more than two dozen New York Times bestsellers and a former Seattle police officer. She is a trained instructor for police training seminars and routinely gives talks to cops, prosecutors, and forensic science groups, including the FBI. She has been a formidable champion for victims of violent crime for more than two decades. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Washington. Willamette University's Humane Letters program. She lives in the Seattle area and may be reached at her website, AnnRules.com.