Parker Riggs's love of writing began as a teenager, when she was growing up in New Jersey penning short stories and poetry. Her dream to be a published author got set aside for a career in Washington, D.C., where, for two decades, she supported politicians and lawyers. Yet the dream never died. Pursuing her passion for mysteries, Parker is the author of the mystery novel Finding Jessica and coauthor with Ellery Adams of A Treacherous Trader and A Devious Lot, the fourth and fifth books in the Antiques & Collectibles Mystery series. She is now permanently settled in New Hampshire with her husband and a lively mini Dachshund named Pippa.