Amanda Flower, a New York Times bestselling and Agatha Award-winning mystery author, began her writing career in elementary school, when she read a narrative she had written to her sixth-grade class and had them in stitches with her depiction of being stuck on the top of a Ferris wheel. She knew she'd found her calling when she made people laugh with her words. Isabella Alan, a USA Today bestselling author, also writes mysteries. Amanda is a librarian in Northeast Ohio in addition to being an author. This is her third Magic Garden mystery.