Lily Charles is the pen name of Charlene Ball and Libby Ware. MURDER AT THE ESTATE SALE is the first in their Molly and Emma Booksellers Series.
Charlene Ball is the author of DARK LADY: A NOVEL OF EMILIA BASSANO LANYER (She Writes Press, 2017), winner of the Sarton Award from Story Circle. She has published short stories and articles in academic and literary journals. She has worked as a college administrator and instructor. She is a member of the Atlanta Writers Club and the Georgia Writers Association. She is a fellow of the Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences. She sells books with her wife Libby Ware. Charlene and Libby married in 2016 and live about a mile from each other in Atlanta.
Libby Ware’s debut novel LUM was an American Library Association Stonewall Honor Book, a gold winner of the IPPY award and was shortlisted for the Lambda Literary Award. She is the owner of Toadlily Books, an antiquarian book business. She is a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA), the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB), and is president of the Georgia Antiquarian Booksellers Association (GABA). She belongs to the Atlanta Writers Club and the Georgia Writers Association, and is a fellow of The Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences. She lives in Atlanta and is married to Charlene Ball.