Kathryn O'Sullivan's FOAL PLAY (Minotaur Books) is winner of the Malice Domestic Best First Traditional Mystery Novel Competition. She is a playwright; co-executive producer, creator, and writer of the award-winning Western web series THURSTON; and a theatre professor at Northern Virginia Community College. She is the recipient of the Mary Marlin Fisher Playwriting Award, an American Association of University Women Educational Foundation playwriting grant, a Shubert Fellowship, and an Individual Artist Award in Playwriting from the Maryland State Arts Council. She earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in psychology and an MFA in playwriting from Carnegie Mellon University. She is a member of Mystery Writers of America, The Dramatists Guild, and Sisters in Crime. She lives in Virginia with her husband, an award-winning director and cinematographer, and their rascally rescue cat, Oscar.