Bio: Cynthia Kolko graduated from Hamilton College with a bachelor's degree in English. She has worked as a corporate, advertising, and editorial writer as well as a graphic designer and photographer. Her writing has appeared in such varied periodicals as P.R. Journal, How, Interactivity, Progressive Railroading, Rochester Business Journal, and the Democrat and Chronicle. She brings her keen ear for dialogue, dark sense of humor, and penchant for eccentricity to her first novel, Fruit of the Vine. Mrs. Kolko lives in western New York State with her husband and two children. She enjoys gardening, birds, history, and winter, and is currently busy crafting her next novel.