Linda Wiken and Erika Chase share a passion for writing and, depending on the series, the label of author. For Erika, it's the Ashton Corners Book Club Mysteries, with five books in the series, Law and Author being the most recent. Linda writes the Dinner Club Mysteries, and the first in this series, Toasting Up Trouble, debuts in July 2016. In a previous life Linda/Erika owned a mystery bookstore. Her first Erika Chase novel, A Killer Read, was nominated for an Agatha Award for Best First Novel, while Linda was short-listed for an Arthur Ellis Award from Crime Writers of Canada for Best Short Story. When not writing, Linda/Erika caters to her two Siamese cats, sings in a classical choir, and devours chocolates.