Jim Cangany grew up in a household filled with books by legends Agatha Christie and Lilian Jackson Braun, among many others, so it was no surprise when he found himself writing mysteries. His dream of one day retiring to a land of palm trees and white sandy beaches is the inspiration for his Elmo Simpson Mystery series. When he’s not writing, you can find him following IndyCar racing or listening to music. As J.C. Kenney, he's the author of the best-selling and award nominated Allie Cobb Mysteries. He lives in Indianapolis with his wife, two children, and a cat.