With a B. S. in Biology, an M.Ed in secondary education, and a host of courses in liturgical ministries, I am, exactly as you might suppose, a mystery writer.
If that makes you scratch your head, you're not alone. I'm still scratching. Er, wondering. Oh, you know.
While I don't have a extensive background in creative writing, I have spent the last few years trying to rectify that. I did a bit of writing just for fun and am now working to finish my first novel, If It Walks Like a Duck, the first Ellen Keely mystery.