USA Best Selling author Kathleen Concannon was born in Portland, Oregon. Driven by her interest in the forces that shaped the landscapes she loves, she became a geologist, and has worked in the environmental and energy fields for over 30 years throughout the Pacific Northwest and in Washington D.C. Since 1990 she has owned her own consulting business, and has worked on projects as varied as salmon hatcheries and wind farms. A DEADLY BLUFF is Concannon's debut novel. She is an avid soccer player and kayaker.