Cynthia Riggs is the author of fourteen books in the Martha’s Vineyard mysteries featuring 92-year-old poet, Victoria Trumbull. She was born on Martha’s Vineyard and is the eighth generation to live in her family homestead, which she runs as a bed and breakfast catering to poets, writers, and other creative people. She has a degree in geology from Antioch College and an MFA in creative writing from Vermont College. For 20 years she held a US Coast Guard Masters License (100-ton vessels). In May 2013, she married Howard Attebery, who came back into her life after sixty-two years. Howard died in 2017.