BJ Conner combines her love of mysteries with her love of the historical district of her hometown Evansville, Indiana and has incorporated them into several of her novels. She wrote her first novel Roses Are Deceiving in her twenties, but did not finish the book until 30 years later. Since then she has written four more books Cherry Street, Shades of Grey, Irish Legacy, and Black Diamond Lavaliere. She is currently working on her sixth book. BJ lives on a hill overlooking the beautiful Ohio River, with her husband Steven and 16 year old Cat MooMee. BJ has four children and six grand children, and is expecting her seventh grandchild in May 2010.