Patrice Lyle is a USA Today bestselling author of lighthearted mysteries. Her detective father and Nancy Drew inspired her to become mystery writer. She penned her first mystery novel at age ten and has been writing ever since. Her personal motto is, ‘You can weather any storm with laughter in your heart and Cadbury Mini Eggs in your hand.’ She grew up on the Oregon Coast and has a Master’s Degree in Writing Popular Fiction. Now she lives with her husband and two cats in Florida where she enjoys bike rides, beach walks, and plotting mysteries under a beach umbrella.