Joanne Hichens, author and editor, lives in Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA. She has edited a number of short story anthologies including the crime-thriller collection Bad Company, with a foreword by Lee Child,AND Bloody Satisfied, another crime-thriller collection with a foreword by Deon Meyer. Her crime novels are Out to Score (co-written), Divine Justice soon to be published in the United States by Catalyst Press, and Sweet Paradise. She features, in her crime novels, Rae Valentine, an ex-junkie amputee turned PI and motivational speaker. Her young adult novels, Stained and Riding the Wave, were both shortlisted for the Sanlam Literature Award, and she has recently published a memoir, Death and the After Parties, with Karavan Press.