Paula Munier is a literary agent and the USA Today bestselling author of "Blind Search" and "A Borrowing of Bones," which was nominated for the Mary Higgins Clark Award. She was inspired to write the Mercy Carr series by the hero working dogs she met through MissionK9Rescue, her own Newfoundland-retriever mix rescue Bear and a lifelong passion for crime fiction. She’s also written three popular books on writing: the bestselling "Plot Perfect," "The Writer’s Guide to Beginnings," and "Writing with Quiet Hands," as well as the acclaimed memoir, "Fixing Freddie: A True Story of a Boy, a Mom, and a Very, Very Bad Beagle," and "Happier Every Day: Simple Ways to Bring More Peace, Contentment, and Joy into Your Life." In her great day job at Talcott Notch Literary, she reps many wonderful writers. She lives in New England with her family, rescue dogs Bear and Bliss and a rescue torbie tabby named Ursula.