Donna Bunting Flake, writer and researcher, lives with her husband, Jerry and her black cat Rosey in Wilmington, NC. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and as a professional librarian she has published more than 30 scientific articles. She presents public talks on topics as diverse as technological innovation and global librarianship. She sustains a special affection for the Eastern European country of Moldova and has spearheaded efforts to organize and raise funds for medical libraries there. Working with stained glass, researching genealogy, supporting amateur theater, having tea parties with her granddaughters, and attending her beloved Anglican church make her joyful. The Haunted Life of Lura is her first novel.