Mandy Miller is attorney, novelist, and editor. She is the author of the Grace Locke Legal Mystery series, including States of Grace. She holds a J.D. from Northwestern University, as well as a PhD degree in Psychology. The first half of her career was spent as a mergers and acquisitions attorney on Wall Street where the clientele was better dressed than her criminal clients, but, frequently, equally devious. She also serves as an editor at an independent press. In her spare time, she indulges her reading and shoe vices and participates in ultramarathons, a sport much like writing a novel in that the journey is long and requires dedication, not to mention a dash of madness.