Camille Minichino grew up about a mile from Revere Beach, Massachusetts, the setting for her Periodic Table Mysteries. Like her amateur sleuth, Gloria Lamerino, she has a Ph.D. in physics and has had a long career in research and teaching. She also writes the Miniature Mysteries as Margaret Grace, the Professor Sophie Knowles Mysteries as Ada Madison, and the Postmistress Mysteries as Jean Flowers. Her 25th novel was released in July 2017. Camille lives with her husband and satellite dishes in the San Francisco Bay Area.