PATRICIA ROCKWELL is the author of the Pamela Barnes acoustic mystery series and the Essie Cobb senior sleuth mystery series.  Patricia is a former Communication professor and life-long teacher.  Her research interests included deception, sarcasm, and especially vocal cues--all topics that figure prominently in the Pamela Barnes series. Patricia is retired and lives in Aurora, Illinois, with her husband Milt, also a a retired school teacher and former Air Force officer.  Check out her web page and her Facebook page.