Dr. Betty Jean Craige is Professor Emerita of Comparative Literature at the University of Georgia. She has published books in the fields of literature, history of ideas, politics, ecology, and art. Her most recent non-academic books are Conversations with Cosmo: At Home with an African Grey Parrot (2010), published by Sherman Asher Publishing, and three Witherston Murder Mysteries: Downstream (2014), Fairfield's Auction (2016), and Dam Witherston (2017), published by Black Opal Books. Dam Witherston received an Honorable Mention in the Mysteries category of the 2017 Royal Dragonfly Book Awards. Her new novel Aldo, a suspense thriller, will be published by Black Opal Books on March 24, 2018.