Louise Ure is a fourth generation Arizonan with a deep appreciation of the magic, the mystery and the legends of the desert Southwest. She still has a large, multi-generation family in Tucson. "If you stay here long enough," one cousin says, "everything comes through Tucson." Louise wasn't willing to wait.
After graduating from the University of Arizona in Tucson, l'Université de Dijon in France, and the American Graduate School of International Management ("Thunderbird") in Glendale, Arizona, Louise pursued a career in advertising and marketing that spanned twenty-five years and three continents.
In 2002, she decided to follow a lifelong dream and try writing fiction. Of course it would be a mystery novel: her bookshelves at home were organized geographically by where the murder took place.
Louise's first novel, FORCING AMARYLLIS, was the Shamus Award Winner for Best First Novel and features Arizona jury consultant Calla Gentry, who becomes embroiled in a world of buried lies and violent rage when she tries to uncover the truth about her sister's rape.
Her second book, THE FAULT TREE, is also set in Arizona and is the story of Cadence Moran, a blind woman thrown into a desperate race against a killer. It has been nominated for a Mary Higgins Clark Award.
Her latest book, LIARS ANONYMOUS, is now available in hardcover from St. Martin's Press!
Louise currently lives in San Francisco.
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