Gay Yellen has been sneezed on by an elephant, held at gunpoint and survived a killer California earthquake, which may explain her penchant for writing cliffhangers. She began working life as a stage and TV actress, then happily moved behind the camera at The American Film Institute (AFI) as Assistant to the Director of Production. A former magazine editor and national journalism award winner, she was contributing book editor for Five Minutes to Midnight (Delacorte), an international thriller. Her Samantha Newman Series of romantic mystery novels includes The Body Business (2015 RONE finalist) and The Body Next Door, which won First Place in the international Mystery & Mayhem Chanticleer Awards in 2017 and is a Readers' Choice Mystery Award Winner.
Gay lives in Texas. She loves connecting with book clubs and community groups in person and online. You can contact her through her website, GayYellen.com