True crime author Jane Ann Turzillo has been nominated twice for the Agatha for her books Wicked Women of Ohio (2018) and Unsolved Murders & Disappearances in Northeast Ohio (2016). She is also a National Federation of Press Women award winner for Ohio Train Disasters and others—all from The History Press and Arcadia Publishing Company.
A full-time author and speaker, she concentrates on vintage true crimes and history. As one of the original owners of a large weekly newspaper, she covered police, fire, and hard news. Before she turned to writing books, she wrote short stories and articles that were published in newspapers and magazines across the United States and Canada. Visit her website and read her blog.
Turzillo is a graduate of The University of Akron with degrees in Criminal Justice Technology and Mass-Media Communication. She is a member of the National Federation of Press Women, the Society of Professional Journalists, Mystery Writers of America, and Sisters in Crime.