About

Who are the Miss Demeanors?

CONNIE BERRY

Connie Berry writes the award-winning and best-selling Kate Hamilton Mystery series, set in the UK and featuring an American antiques dealer with a gift for solving crimes. Connie was raised by antiques dealers who instilled in her a passion for history, fine art, and travel. During college she attended St. Clare’s College, Oxford, where she fell under the spell of the British Isles. Besides reading mysteries and writing them, Connie loves foreign travel, cute animals, and all things British. She lives in Ohio with her husband and adorable dog, Emmie. You can find her at www.connieberry.com.


SUSAN BREEN

Susan Breen is the author of the Maggie Dove mystery series. Her shorts stories have been published by Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, the Malice Domestic anthology Mystery Most Diabolical and the 2022 MWA anthology (edited by S. J. Rozan) Crime Hits Home.  One of her stories was also longlisted for the 2021 Margery Allingham Short Story Competition. Susan’s first novel, The Fiction Class, won a Washington Irving Award from the Westchester Library Association.

Susan teaches fiction and novel writing for Gotham Writers and is on the faculty of the New York Pitch Conference. She lives in a very pretty little village on the Hudson River with her husband and two sweet cockapoo dogs. Her three grown children are flourishing elsewhere, and she has a brand-new granddaughter, Savannah Rose. You can find out more about her at www.susanjbreen.com


C. “MICHELE” DORSEY

C. Michele Dorsey is the author of Oh Danny Girl, the first in the Danny and Nora O’Brien mysteries, and the Sabrina Salter series, including No Virgin Island, Permanent Sunset, Tropical Depression, and Salt Water Wounds. Michele is a lawyer, mediator, former adjunct law professor and nurse, who didn’t know she could be a writer when she grew up. Now that she does, Michele writes constantly, whether on St John, outer Cape Cod, or anywhere within a mile of the ocean.  


EMILYA NAYMARK

Emilya Naymark is the author of the novels Hide in Place and Behind the Lie.
Her short stories appear in A Stranger Comes to Town, edited by Michael Koryta, Secrets in the Water, After Midnight: Tales from the Graveyard Shift, River River Journal, Snowbound: Best New England Crime Stories 2017, and 1+30: THE BEST OF MYSTORY. When not writing, Emilya works as a visual artist and reads massive quantities of psychological thrillers, suspense, and crime fiction. She lives in the Hudson Valley with her family. Find out more at emilyanaymark.com/author.


KEENAN POWELL

Keenan Powell is the Agatha, Lefty, and Silver Falchion nominated author of the Maeve Malloy Mystery series, Deadly Solution, Hemlock Needle, Hell and High Water. While still in high school, she was one of the illustrators of the original Dungeons and Dragons. Art seemed an impractical pursuit – not an heiress, wouldn’t marry well, hated teaching – so she went to law school instead. When not writing or practicing law, Keenan can be found oil painting, studying the Irish language, or hanging out with her friends at mystery conventions.


SHARON WARD

Sharon Ward is the author of In Deep and Sunken Death. She is an avid scuba diver. She was a PADI certified divemaster and has hundreds of dives under her weight belt. She wanted to share the joy and wonder of the underwater world–hence,  she wrote In Deep and Sunken Death. I hope you love them.


CATHERINE MAIORISI

Catherine Maiorisi is the author of the NYPD Detective Chiara Corelli Mystery series featuring Corelli and her partner Detective P.J. Parker–two tough women, fighting each other while solving high profile crimes. A Matter of BloodThe Blood Runs Cold, A Message in Blood, and Legacy in the Blood are all available as ebooks, paperbacks, and audiobooks narrated by Abby Craden.  

In addition to publishing multiple mystery and romance short stories in various anthologies, Catherine has authored four romances novels. Her latest book, The Disappearance of Lindy James, was awarded a GOLDIE for Best General Fiction.