Charlene Ball writes bibliomysteries with her wife Libby Ware under the name of Lily Charles. Murder at the Estate Sale is the first in the Molly and Emma Booksellers Series. Since Charlene retired from Georgia State University, she has been writing fiction and selling antiquarian books. Her debut novel Dark Lady: A Novel of Emilia Bassano Lanyer won the Story Circle May Sarton Fiction Award in 2017. She lives in Atlanta about a mile from her wife Libby.