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About Judith Mehl

Judith Mehl parlayed her writing experience and handwriting analysis expertise into a series of mysteries. As former editor of the journal for the American Association of Handwriting Analysts, she learned an appreciation of mind-to-pen revelation that became an important tool in her books.

Protagonist Kat Everitt relies on that science with deceptive charm in the handwriting mystery series, while Mehl’s long-time interest in nature and medicinal plants came to the forefront in the third mystery, Murder Most Floral.

A new character, Lizzie Ort, assists Kat in her detection work. Lizzie charged forward off the pages of the book and found murder in her own series, beginning with Fountain of Death.

Mehl has published numerous newspaper and magazine articles prior to her move to fiction writing. Her novels are peppered with gardening and medicinal herb information. A former university publication manager, her fictitious characters are colored with the quirks of her real life world. She lives in the mountains where she explores the relationship of woodland plants to their environment and their medicinal value for humans.

She is a member of Sisters in Crime, Pocono Writers, Bethlehem Writers Group, and the Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group. She is also active with the county Children and Youth agency, the Pocono Herb Club, and the Pocono Mountain Quilters Guild.

In addition to the handwriting mystery series, Formula for Murder, followed by Game, Set, Murder, and Murder Most Floral, and her new herbal detection series beginning with Fountain of Death (Coming Soon!) Mehl’s work is included in two anthologies, A Readable Feast and Once Upon a Time.