Fran Rizer's fiction, published in the USA and Canada, has been read worldwide. She won a Porter Fleming Award in Fiction. Her first six novels were cozyesque Callie Parrish mysteries, which were nominated for SIBA, Edgar, Agatha Christie, and other awards. She is a featured author on the SCETV series, "A Literary Tour of South Carolina," an instructional program offered to all South Carolina public schools. Her non-fiction has been featured in numerous magazines. KUDZU RIVER is Rizer's first stand-alone thriller. She's now working on a horror novel.Rizer lives in South Carolina near her two sons and grandson.