lives and writes on a farm in the wilds of North Florida with his wife, horses and more cats than he can count. He received a degree in English Education from the University of Georgia and is a produced screenwriter and playwright. His first published book was Broken State. The Larry Macklin Mysteries is his first series and he released a new series, the Baron Blasko Mysteries, in summer 2018. The first book in the Macklin series, November’s Past, was awarded two silver medals in the 2017 President’s Book Awards, presented by the Florida Authors & Publishers Association; the ninth book, July’s Trials, was awarded two silver medals in 2018. Howe is a member of the Mystery Writers of America, and was co-host of the “Guns of Hollywood” podcast for four years on the Firearms Radio Network. When not writing Howe enjoys riding, competitive shooting and working on the farm.
does a lot of behind-the-scenes work on both the Macklin and Blasko series, including most of the editing and ensuring continuity. A Florida native who grew up in the small town of Trenton, Melanie considered herself a writer when she was young, but realized that she was actually a much better technical writer than creative writer after she’d used up all of her plot ideas by the time she was 18. When she’s not editing a book, she can be found at her “real” job as meetings manager for the Florida League of Cities.