Marcia K. Preston grew up on a wheat farm in central Oklahoma, near a town not too different from the setting of her mystery
series featuring Chantalene Morrell, daughterof a Gypsy mother and a redneck father.
Song of the Bones, the second title in the series, won the 2004 Mary Higgins Clark Award and the Oklahoma Book Award in
fiction. The first book in the series, Perhaps She'll Die, was nominated for the Mary Higgins Clark Award, and for Macavity
and Barry awards in the Best First Mystery division. Marcia's first general fiction, The Butterfly House, has become popular
with book clubs and reading groups. Her newest release, The Piano Man (April 2006), deals with the ripple effects of a heart
transplant on the families of both donor and recipient.
Since 1986, Marcia has edited and published ByLine, a monthly magazine for aspiring writers (www.bylinemag.com). She lives
in Edmond, Oklahoma, with her husband Paul, where they garden and dodge tornadoes.
The Piano Man (2006, Mira Books, hardback, available through any bookstore)
The Butterfly House (2005, Mira Books, hardback and trade paperback, through any bookstore)
Next release: West of the Wall (2007, Mira Books, hardback)
Song of the Bones (Intrigue Press, winner of the 2004 Mary Higgins Clark Award for Suspense Fiction)
Perhaps She'll Die (Intrigue Press, 2001, now available in trade paperback)