Author C.L. (Cyndi) Pauwels brings to her crime fiction nearly 20 years’ experience working in the criminal justice field. Her debut novel, Forty & Out is set in the Toledo (Ohio)-area communities she called home until 2004. Cyndi’s publishing credits also include the award-winning non-fiction Historic Warren County: An Illustrated History, several anthologized essays, and numerous short stories. In addition to writing, Cyndi’s portfolio career includes book editing (The Enduring Legacy of Kahlil Gibran and The Essential Rihani), teaching freshman composition as a college adjunct, and serving as assistant director for the Antioch Writers’ Workshop. She lives in Yellow Springs with her husband of thirty-eight years, three spoiled dogs, and six chickens, and is busy with revisions on the next case for the detectives she introduced in Forty & Out.