Gayle Nastasi is the author of The Corpse that Wasn’t There. She is a writer, wildlife rehabilitator and professional animal communicator who lives with her family in the beautiful mountains of upstate New York. The the non-human members of her family include a Saluki hound, several cats, and a pair of talking Starlings. Her love for animals, and her work in animal rescue, has a strong influence on the subjects about which she chooses to write. She is also the owner/moderator of the internet e-mail list, JrShow-L. It was her enthusiasm for Junior Showmanship, and her desire to encourage the bond between young people and animals, which inspired the Junior Handlers Mystery Series. Learn more about Gayle at her web site,