A founding member of Sisters in Crime Columbus, Ohio (affectionately dubbed SiCCO), Mercedes King can be found elbow-deep in research, reading, or enjoying the local bike path. Combining her love of pop culture with history, she created O! Jackie, a fictional take on Jackie Kennedy’s private life–and how she dealt with JFK’s affairs. Unable to quench that thirst for Kennedys, she wrote The Kennedy Chronicles, a series of short stories featuring Jackie and Jack before the White House and before they were married.
Her newest release, PLANTATION NATION, follows Emma Cartwright, a 16 year old Southern girl who disguises herself as a young man and fights for the Union Army.