Grace Topping is an Agatha Award finalist and the USA Today bestselling author of the Laura Bishop home staging cozy mystery series. She 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. She’s using her experience helping friends stage their homes as inspiration for her Laura Bishop mystery series. Grace is the past vice president of the Chesapeake Chapter of Sisters in Crime, a member of the SINC Guppies steering committee, and a member of Mystery Writers of America. She lives with her husband in Northern Virginia.