Cathi Stoler, a native New Yorker, started her writing career as an advertising copywriter. Moving from creating award-winning ads to writing novels, she drew on her travels to interesting and exotic places to write two new mystery suspense novels, Out of Time and Nick of Time, Nick Donahue Adventures. Black Opal will be releasing both books in 2019.

Her new suspense novel, Bar None, A Murder on the Rocks Mystery, set in New York City, will be published in October 2018. She is also the author of the three-volume Laurel & Helen New York Mystery series, which includes Telling Lies, Keeping Secrets, and The Hard Way. Stoler is a three-time finalist and the winner of the 2015 Derringer for Best Short Story “The Kaluki Kings of Queens.” She is co-vice president of Sisters in Crime New York/Tri-State, and a member of Mystery Writers of America and International Thriller Writers. She lives in New York City with her husband. You can reach her at