Nancy Tesler was born in Worcester, Mass., and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Carnegie Mellon University. After a career as an actor and a hiatus to raise three children, she began writing for the stage, TV and the financial community. Her second career as a biofeedback clinician helped pay the bills when, single again, and inspired by the overwhelming urge to do someone in, she turned to writing murder mysteries. She is the author of five Carrie Carlin Other Deadly Things novels. She has just completed a standalone novel of romantic suspense and is currently working on the first of new mystery series. Ms. Tesler lives in Tenafly, N.J.