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About the author

L. A. Starks is an energy investor and the author of the Lynn Dayton thriller series. The second in the series, won a Texas Authors’ first place award for best mystery/thriller. Each of the three books in the series has received five-star reviews.

Starks was born in Boston, Massachusetts. She grew up in Oklahoma in a town where “women in STEM” was not some far-off aspiration but a given part of the working culture. She earned a B.S. in chemical engineering from Tulane University in New Orleans and an MBA in finance at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. She then worked in marketing, finance, and engineering positions for well-known energy companies. Starks lives in Texas, where she now writes for other energy investors at Seeking Alpha and for fiction readers via the Lynn Dayton thrillers.

Starks served six years on the board of the Friends of the Dallas Public Library including positions as treasurer, investment committee chair, and development committee co-chair. She has also run fifteen half-marathons. Along with participating in social media, she’s a member of professional authors’ organizations like Sisters in Crime and International Thriller Writers. Her favorite recent overseas destinations are Denmark, Spain, and Switzerland.