Mindy Starns Clark is the author of stand-alone mysteries, the Smart Chick Mystery series, as well as the nonfiction book The House That Cleans Itself. Mindy lives near Valley Forge, PA, with her husband John, two daughters, and two shih tzus. As the daughter of an avid organic gardener, Mindy would rather look at beautiful flowers than do all the work that makes them that way, as the weeds in this photo of her "leftover tulip garden" will attest. She explains: "Every Christmas, I like to send a gift to everyone at my publishing house. The year my novel, The Trouble with Tulip, came out, I sent out a bunch of individually-wrapped tulip bulbs. I didn't know what to do with the leftover bulbs, but a strangely warm winter day came along, so I stuck them in the ground around our front lamp post. I forgot all about them, but that spring they popped up, blooming beautifully - and they have continued to bless us year after year ever since!" Visit Mindy's website at www.mindystarnsclark.com.