Meet Beth Everett, author of the Lee Harding mystery series. She grew up in the coastal hills of San Francisco. When she wasn't writing books about ladybug circuses, she was suspecting the worst of her neighbors and looking for clues of their misdeeds. She blames Nancy Drew. The author is working on her third book, Where Charlotte Lays, which takes place in her hometown of Portland, Oregon. She finds the natural beauty of the rain forest to be a most inspirational place. She is a member of PDX writers, whom she writes with weekly. She has a writing partner, Cassandra Longest, whom she also meets with weekly. These are the people who help her to always be improving her craft . Everett is a cannabis legalization advocate, and speaks on the issue on radio and blogs. She spends her free time in the woods with two badly behaved Beagles, whom she fears will discover a dead body . Image & Summary Credit: beth-everett.com.