Theresa Schwegel received her Masters in Screenwriting from Chapman University, where she met James. Since graduate school, she has written four crime fiction novels. Officer Down was published by St. Martin's Minotaur and went on to win the 2005 Edgar Allan Poe Award. Probable Cause was a New York Times Editor's Choice in 2007 and Person of Interest was a Publisher's Weekly Top 10 mystery of 2007. In 2008, Theresa accepted the Twenty-first Century Award from the Chicago Public Library Foundation. Her fourth book, Last Known Address, was released in July 2009. She is currently at work on her fifth book, to be published by St Martins in 2012. She lives in Chicago.