Dr. Sandra Tanner, author of murder mysteries Sundrenched Water, Secrets of Salmer Tawgg, Sacks of Murder, and Stolen Four Minutes was born in Pittsylvania County, Virginia. She is a graduate of Cappella University and the University of Richmond. At an early age, she developed a love of mystery, suspense, and thriller stories from reading Sherlock Holmes and Ellery Queen. She directed her love into writing her first mystery-Sundrenched Water. She loves to watch popular detective shows in order to solve the crime ahead of the detectives. She considers herself to be an amateur sleuth and delights in her keen eye for the unseen. She has written several short stories. Her story Oh, My Dear God! won 3rd place in The Writers Weekly 24 Hour Short Story Contest. Dr. Tanner lives with her husband in Richmond, Virginia. She is currently working on her fifth novel, Six Good Ones.