M. E. Bakos has published several short stories in national women’s magazines. Her love of mysteries has led to writing cozies. Her first mystery short story, “Carpe Diem or Murder at the Carp Fest” appeared in the Festival of Crime, a SINC Anthology. Her second, “Perfect Storm . . . Perfect Murder” will be in Dark Side of the Loon, May, 2018 also a SINC Anthology.  She is an enthusiastic fan of home improvement shows and has done numerous home projects through the years. A fun fact: she interned with a Minneapolis non-profit housing agency, where she researched, wrote, and edited a monthly home improvement newsletter. She is a member of Twin Cities Sisters in Crime, the SINC Guppies Group, and an alumnus of the University of Minnesota. FATAL FLIP is her first home improvement cozy mystery novel.  She is a lifelong resident of Minnesota and resides in a suburb of Minneapolis with her husband, Joe Sebesta, and their spoiled Morkie, Chipper.