Patricia Skalka is the author of the Dave Cubiak Door County Mystery series, including to date Death Stalks Door County, Death at Gills Rock, and Death in Cold Water, winner of the Edna Ferber Fiction Award from the Council for Wisconsin Writers. Skalka turned to fiction following a successful career in nonfiction. Her many credits include staff writer for Reader’s Digest, freelancer, ghost writer, writing instructor, and book reviewer. She is a member of the Wisconsin Writers Association, Authors Guild of America, Mystery Writers of America, and Society of Midland Authors. She lives in Chicago and in Door County, Wisconsin.