Connie Berry’s dream of becoming an archaeologist ended when she learned there was more to it than discovering the tombs of lost pharaohs. Deciding to write about history rather than make it, she created the Kate Hamilton Mystery series, set in the UK and featuring an American antiques dealer with a gift for solving crimes. Like her protagonist, Connie was raised by charmingly eccentric antiques collectors who opened a shop, not to sell antiques but to give them an excuse to keep buying them. Besides reading mysteries and writing them, Connie loves history, foreign travel, cute animals, and all things British. She lives in central Ohio with her husband and adorable dog, Millie. Her debut novel, A Dream of Death, has been nominated for an Agatha award. You can find her at http://www.connieberry.com.