<B>Annelise Ryan </B> is the pseudonym for the author of the Mattie Winston Mystery series and another mystery series under the name of Allyson K. Abbott. She has written more than 200 published articles, worked as a book reviewer for Barnes & Noble, and is an active member of Mystery Writers of America and International Thriller Writers. She currently works as a registered nurse in an ER. She can be reached at <A HREF="http://www.mattiewinston.com" TARGET=PARENT">mattiewinston.com</A>.