Susan Budavari has always loved reading mysteries. After years as a scientific writer/editor and information specialist in the pharmaceutical industry in New Jersey, she moved to Arizona and began to write fiction. Her Merano & Bell Novels feature a small-town Arizona PI and his physician wife. The Past Remains, is the 5th book in the series. She co-authored with Merle McCann, the award-winning short story anthology, Beyond the Broken Door. Susan is currently working on a cozy mystery featuring an unemployed fitness instructor, who inherits a mansion in Arizona, along with stipulations.