Hester Young’s debut mystery, “The Gates of Evangeline,” was a Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2015 and a finalist for the International Thriller Writers Best First Novel Award. The sequel, “The Shimmering Road,” is set in Tucson and comes out in February, 2017. Hester holds a Masters degree in English with a Creative Writing concentration from The University of Hawai’i at Manoa. Before turning to writing full time, she worked as a teacher in Tucson and later in New Hampshire. She lives with her husband and two children in New Jersey.