Victoria Benchley’s recipe for writing fiction includes the right amount of mystery, suspense, and romance, a dose of humor, a dash of thrills, a heaping cup of quirky and charming characters, and a pinch of creepiness (to taste, if needed). She lives with her husband of over twenty years and their two children on the West Coast of the United States. She grew up reading the classics and counts Dickens and the Brontë Sisters as her favorite authors. After a career in corporate America, spanning public accounting, cash management, and real estate investments at national and international firms, she chose to become a stay-at-home mom and full-time taxi cab driver for her children. She is a Christian and enjoys quilting, cooking, and traveling (including road trips!), as well as reading and writing.