Author Debra Mares is the granddaughter of a Mexican migrant farm worker and factory seamstress, was born and raised in Los Angeles, is the first to graduate college in her family, and grew up dancing Ballet Folklorico and Salsa. Debra followed a calling at eleven years old to be an attorney and voice for women and appreciates international travel and culture. She has been a county prosecutor since 2004 and is assigned to the Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Unit. Debra has prosecuted cases ranging from gang homicides and domestic violence to political corruption and major fraud. She's twice been awarded top prosecutor of the year. Debra co-founded a woman's organization dedicated to implementing creative intervention and mentorship programs for at-risk young women. The Mamacita Murders is her first novel and first in a series of legal thrillers. For more information about Debra's novels, visit www.DebraMaresNovels.com.