Mark Reutlinger is professor of law emeritus at Seattle University. He is the author of the Mrs. Kaplan mystery series published by Random House, as well as the political thriller Made in China and numerous works in the field of law. He is also a reviewer for the New York Journal of Books. Sister-in-Law, scheduled for publication in 2017, will be Mark’s first novel for Black Opal Books.

Reutlinger was born in San Francisco and graduated from UC Berkeley, where he was awarded the University Gold Medal for Scholarship. He began writing novels after retiring from teaching law. Reutlinger and his wife Analee, an artist, live in University Place, Washington, where he enjoys biking, tennis, various crafts, and interesting cars (currently a Morgan and a Tesla). He is also the Executive Director of the Tacoma Concert Band, in which he plays clarinet. He has no idea where he finds the time for all of this.