Author of the popular Anna Pigeon mystery series, Nevada Barr was born in Yerington, Nevada in 1952. The daughter of airplane pilots, she was raised on a mountain airport in the Sierras. Barr’s first love was the theater and she has a Master of Fine Arts in Acting. She worked in commercials, radio, and theater for eighteen years before deciding to become a park ranger, like her protagonist Anna. It was during her time as a ranger that Barr wrote her first Anna Pigeon mystery, Track of the Cat, which went on to win both Agatha and Anthony awards for best first mystery. Barr, who now lives in New Orleans, has written thirteen books and is also an accomplished painter.