"There's a 52% chance that the next Dan Brown will be a woman ... or should we just make that 100% now?" --Kindle Nation Daily
Nancy Wikarski is a fugitive from academia. After earning her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, she became a computer consultant and then turned to historical mystery and adventure fiction writing. She is a member of Mystery Writers of America, the Society Of Midland Authors, and has served as vice president of Sisters In Crime - Twin Cities and on the programming board of the Chicago chapter. Her short stories have appeared in Futures Magazine and DIME Anthology while her book reviews have been featured in Murder: Past Tense and Deadly Pleasures.
Her Victorian Chicago Mystery Series, set in 1890s Chicago, has received People's Choice Award nominations for Best First Novel and Best Historical as well as a Lovey Award Nomination for Best Traditional Amateur Sleuth. Titles include THE FALL OF WHITE CITY (2002) and SHROUDED IN THOUGHT (2005).
Her seven-book Arkana Archaeology Thriller Series has been an Amazon Bestseller since January 2016. The series finale has received an award nomination for Best Mystery Of The Month from L.A.S. Reviews. Titles include THE GRANITE KEY (2011), THE MOUNTAIN MOTHER CIPHER (2011), THE DRAGON'S WING ENIGMA (2012), RIDDLE OF THE DIAMOND DOVE (2013), INTO THE JAWS OF THE LION (2014), SECRETS OF THE SERPENT'S HEART (2015), and THE SAGE STONE PROPHECY (2016).
Future projects include a crossover mystery featuring the amateur sleuths from the Victorian Chicago Series and an earlier generation of Arkana agents. A spinoff series of standalone mysteries entitled THE TROVE CHRONICLES will feature Arkana agents past and present. For details, visit www.mythofhistory.com.