C. F. Francis is a native Floridian who loves mystery, suspense and romance. Her favorite pastimes are reading, shelling and traveling. Her diverse background includes working in law, insurance, toursim and a stint with the Florida Legislature's Organized Crime Committee. She is honored to have friends who have served in the Speical Forces and Military Intelligence and have generously shared their expertise when asked. Ms. Francis lives in Southwet Florida near the areas where her novels take place.