<strong>S. H. Marple inherited her mystery-writing chops from an English ancestor.</strong> While American born and raised, her schooling at remote boarding schools did little to dampen her own curiosity. <br><br>A strong science and math background sharpened her skills at problem solving. And the remoteness of her upbringing lead to writing. <br><br>A new author, she is sharpening her skills with short stories while preparing for longer novels in the future.