Lyla Fox is the author of SNOOP, the first in the Small Town Gossip mystery series.  She spent over twenty years teaching English from first grade, to high school, and college. During that time she also wrote everything she could from newsletters, to letters-to-the-editor, to a children’s novel which won a Writer’s Digest Honorable Mention, and articles for national magazines such as Newsweek, Forbes, Parents, and various other national and regional publications. With her two children grown and living two thousand miles away and a husband devoted to the golf course, Lyla is thrilled to have time to work in the genre that has captivated her since fourth grade when she discovered the adventurous Nancy Drew. Snoop is her first mystery, but she’s already far into two others with equally trying situations and quirky characters.