Phillip DePoy began his work as a writer in 1965 with the Actors and Writers Workshop. Ten years later he had become a published poet and acquired a Master’s degree in performance art. Soon thereafter he became a writer in residence for the Georgia Council for the Arts and a nationally reviewed performance artist. In the 1980s he was the composer in residence for the Academy Theatre. In the 1990s he was the Artistic Director of Theatrical Outfit, a professional, Equity theatre. Since then he has served as the director of several university theatre programs. Fiction publications include five Flap Tucker mysteries published at Dell (one was a Shamus finalist), seven Fever Devilin novels; a stand-alone called THE KING JAMES CONSPIRACY from St. Martin’s, and a non-fiction THE TAO AND THE BARD from the Arcade house. There have also been forty-two productions of plays he’s written, including the Edgar Award winning EASY, best mystery play of 2002. Most recent theatrical achievements include the award-winning EDWARD FOOTE at the Alliance Theatre and the twentieth national production of APPALACHIAN CHRISTMAS HOMECOMING. New and Now Available: two new fiction series, one featuring Christopher Marlowe in the court of Queen Elizabeth I (A PRISONER IN MALTA; THE ENGLISH AGENT), and the other concerning Foggy Moscowitz, a Jewish car thief from Brooklyn working for Child Protective Services in 1970s Florida (COLD FLORIDA; THREE-SHOT BURST).