Edith Maxwell is an Agatha-nominated mystery author. Her Local Foods Mystery series, featuring organic farmer Cam Flaherty and a colorful Locavore Club, is published by Kensington Publishing. Edith once owned and operated the smallest certified-organic farm in Essex County, Massachusetts. The third book in the series, FARMED AND DANGEROUS, releases in 2015.

Edith also writes the historical Quaker Midwife Mysteries. DELIVERING THE TRUTH, featuring a Quaker midwife sleuth in 1888, releases from Midnight Ink in April, 2016.

As Maddie Day, Edith writes the Country Store Mysteries, also from Kensington, set in southern Indiana. FLIPPED FOR MURDER releases in November, 2015.

Edith’s Lauren Rousseau mystery series (written as Tace Baker) from Barking Rain Press, features a Quaker linguistics professor and small-town Massachusetts intrigues. BLUFFING IS MURDER released in 2014. Edith is a member of the Society of Friends (Quaker) and holds a doctorate in linguistics.

Her short stories have appeared in History and Mystery, Oh My!, That Mysterious Woman, Kings River Life Magazine, three Level Best Books anthologies, Fish Nets, Burning Bridges, and the Larcom Review. She is active in Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime and is the Vice President of SINC New England.

Edith, a fourth-generation Californian, has two grown sons and lives in an antique house north of Boston with her beau, their three cats, a small organic garden, and some impressive garden statuary. She worked as a software technical writer for almost two decades but now writes fiction full time.