Meet Ron and Janet Benrey

Ron and Janet Benrey have been a successful writing team since the late 1980s. Working together, they have: written The Pippa Hunnechurch Mysteries, currently comprised of Little White Lies, and The Second Mile; created marketing communications for many of America's leading companies; written scores of magazine articles for consumer, trade, and corporate magazines; and coached and mentored writers and speakers through their business, Benrey + Benrey.

Ron Benrey is a highly experienced writer who has written more than a thousand bylined magazine articles, six published books on technical topics, and scores of major speeches for the CEOs of Fortune-100 companies. He holds a bachelor's degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a master's degree in management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a Juris Doctor from the Duquesne University School of Law. He taught advanced business-writing courses at the University of Pittsburgh, where he was a member of the adjunct faculty.

Janet Benrey brings an unusually diverse business background — including experience as a successful entrepreneur, a professional photographer, and an executive recruiter — to writing, editing, and book promotion. She has created many different public relations and marketing communication materials, on topics ranging from high-tech staffing to Total Quality. Over the years, Janet has written magazine articles for consumer, business, and special interest publications. Janet earned her degree in Communication (Magna cum Laude) from the University of Pittsburgh.

When asked about which characters they are fond of, Janet answered Pippa, as there are many similarities between them (both lived in England, Janet has also worked as a headhunter). When the character of Gloria was mentioned in an interview, Ron and Janet both admitted that Gloria nearly took over the novel. "Gloria started out as a walk-on character—the victim's secretary...We worked hard to control Gloria."

Ron and Janet have outlined six more Pippa Hunnechurch mysteries. Janet says she would like to include a different English recipe in each book.

Ron and Janet love to sail as much as they love to write.

Information taken from the authors' web site http://www.benrey.com/, and an interview with Christianbook.com. Updated June 2003.

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