Tess Collins spent her early years listening to mountain tales of haunted hollows, ghosts, moonshiners and unsolved murders. No doubt they influenced her own writing. She is the author of seven novels: SHADOW MOUNTAIN; THE HUNTER OF HERTHA; NOTOWN; HELEN OF TROY; THE LAW OF REVENGE; THE LAW OF THE DEAD; and THE LAW OF BETRAYAL. Tess is also the author of HOW THEATER MANAGERS MANAGE, as well as the plays Helen of Troy, Tossing Monte and Barbarians. She graduated from the University of Kentucky and also has a Ph.D. in Theater Management, Producing and Writing from The Union Institute and University.