PATRICIA ROCKWELL is the author of the Pamela Barnes acoustic mystery series and the Essie Cobb senior sleuth mystery series. Patricia is a former Communication professor and life-long teacher. Her research interests included deception, sarcasm, and especially vocal cues--all topics that figure prominently in the Pamela Barnes series. Patricia is retired and lives in Aurora, Illinois, with her husband Milt, also a a retired school teacher and former Air Force officer. Check out her web page and her Facebook page.