A native Californian now living in Las Vegas, Darlien C. Breeze grew up on a copper and gold mine located several miles into the hills from the Colorado River where fresh meat consisted of game drilled by her crack-shot grandmother. This unique upbringing was followed by occupations as schoolteacher, real estate agent, beauty salon and Import/Export owner. Her publications include a children’s novel, Small Pony, Import/Export and You, a textbook plus many short stories. Her latest publications include Ghosts & Gamblers of Las Vegas, A Life of Crime and Crusin’ for Crime the last of that series, A Twist in Crime is due for publication in 2013 by Ink and Quill. Her latest novel, Code Snapdragon, is now complete.