Lynn Kear grew up in Illinois and has lived in Georgia for more than two decades. Her published works include biographies on Hollywood actresses Kay Francis, Agnes Moorehead, Evelyn Brent as well as books on reincarnation. Her next non-fiction book is a biography on Laurette Taylor. With a Ph.D. in Communicative Arts Education she occasionally teaches public speaking and film studies. Murder in a Buckhead Garden is her first mystery.