Stacey Anderson Laatsch is the author of mystery, fantasy, and historical fiction, including her debut series, the Thea Drake Mysteries. She was born in Illinois and has an M.A. in English and Creative Writing.

Notable of her life's accomplishments include a commitment as primary caregiver for her two daughters throughout their formative years, a successful marriage and partnership sustained over two decades, and the realization of her absurd lifelong plan to write fiction for a living.