Grace Topping is a recovering technical writer and IT project manager, accustomed to writing lean, boring documents. Let loose to write fiction, she is now creating murder mysteries and killing off characters who remind her of some of the people she dealt with during her career. Fictional revenge is sweet. She's using her experience helping friends stage their homes for sale as inspiration for her Laura Bishop mystery series, about a woman starting a new career midlife as a home stager. The first book in the series, Staging is Murder, is a 2019 Agatha Award nominee for Best First Novel.
Grace is the former Vice President of the Chesapeake Chapter of Sisters in Crime and a member of the SINC Guppies and Mystery Writers of America. She lives with her husband in Northern Virginia. Visit her website at www.GraceTopping.com.
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