Margot Douaihy is the author of Scorched Grace (Gillian Flynn Books, 2023), which was named a Barnes & Noble Bookseller Favorite, an Amazon Editors’ Pick, and a Most Anticipated debut of 2023 by Autostraddle, Goodreads, Crime Reads, LGBTQ Reads, BookPage, Book Riot, Electric Lit, Novel Suspects, Verve Books, them, and The Lineup. The audiobook has been narrated by Mara Wilson, writer/actor of MATILDA fame. Douaihy received her Ph.D. in Creative Writing (University of Lancaster) and a BA in English (University of Pittsburgh). She is also the author of the poetry collections Bandit/Queen: The Runaway Story of Belle Starr, Scranton Lace, and Girls Like You (Clemson University Press). She is a founding member of the Creative Writing Studies Organization and an active member of Sisters in Crime and the Radius of Arab American Writers. Her writing has been featured in Colorado Review, The Florida Review, North American Review, PBS NewsHour, Portland Review, Queer Life, Queer Love, Wisconsin Review, and elsewhere. The second book in the Sister Holiday Mystery series, Blessed Water, will be released March 12, 2024 from Gillian Flynn Books.