She brings an exotic and steamy Miami to vivid life in all of her novels. Edna captures both the heartbeat and the hot breath of this restless, dynamic, and mercurial city. In addition to eighteen books, she has written numerous short stories, articles, essays and book reviews. She lives in Miami with her husband, two dogs, and too many cats.
Thus Amazon.com about Edna Buchanan, nee Edna Rydzik" in Paterson, New Jersey, on March 16, 1939. Our kinda dame.